Kimberly Willis Green, CEO
Green Lite Public Relations
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Kimberly Willis Green is a 20-year media relations veteran serving one of the largest media markets in the nation. Throughout her career, she has earned multiple millions of positive impressions in local, national, and international media outlets. When Kimberly can contact any television, radio, print and online assignment editor at major news outlets in Atlanta and beyond, and they know her name – is a true testament to why she has a knack for creating a “media buzz” for her employers/clients.
Her passion is Green Lite Public Relations, a boutique firm that specializes in non-profit organizations, entertainment and health, and education. Throughout her career, Kimberly successfully managed media relations and special events ranging from the Annual Gospel Stellar Awards (Atlanta), Miss Black Atlanta Pageant, Diabetes Association of Atlanta’s Diabetes University, and the Purple and Green Gala; to national conferences including the American Institute of Architects, Conference of Minority Transportation Officials, National Alliance of Black School Educators, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s 67th Boule (Atlanta).
Kimberly is an advocate for people disabilities. A mother of three children, two of whom are diagnosed with cerebral palsy, epilepsy and autism, Green Lite PR’s partnership with Our Children’s Story is the perfect match. Kimberly shares her journey of raising children with disabilities on also known on social media as @SpecialMommieLife. She is a graduate of the All About Developmental Disabilities 2016 Georgia Partners in Policymaking class, and the 2016 United Way of Greater Atlanta Volunteer Involvement Program. Kimberly volunteers as a parent mentor with Parent to Parent of Georgia (P2P), and at the advocacy table during the annual Autism Walk in Atlanta. Earlier this year, she was elected to serve a three-year term on the board of directors for the Frazer Center, which provides inclusive early education for children of all abilities and vocational and recreational services for adults with cognitive disabilities.
During the day, Kimberly is Executive Director of Communications and Partnerships for the Griffin-Spalding County School System (GSCS), where she oversees public relations, crisis communications, media relations, social media, and the Griffin-Spalding Partners in Education. Prior to joining GSCS, Kimberly was the Assistant Director of Media Relations for Atlanta Public Schools, where she directed and executed the district’s public relations, crisis communications, and social media program to generate positive media coverage. With 10+ years of experience in school PR and reputation management, Kimberly is an expert in providing strategic communications counsel to the superintendent, senior cabinet and school board members, and school administrators.
Before APS, Kimberly served as Sr. Market Director of Communications for the American Diabetes Association (ADA) where she directed communications and media sponsorships for ADA fundraising events in the Southeast division (Alabama, Georgia, Birmingham, and Tennessee). One of Kimberly’s most memorable achievements was working with ADA’s national communications team to coordinate crisis communication for distributing emergency insulin to victims relocating from New Orleans to Atlanta area hospitals and shelters during Hurricane Katrina.
Kimberly honed her crisis communications skills as Media Relations Officer and spokesperson for the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), the ninth largest transit system in the U.S. Kimberly responded to local, national and international media inquiries 24 hours per day, managed crisis communications and special events. Kimberly was “the voice of MARTA” on WJTS AM, where she wrote, produced and hosted “Talk MARTA,” a weekly public affairs radio show.
Kimberly began her career as project coordinator for Economic and Community Development with the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, marketing the County to potential companies seeking to relocate or expand. In this capacity, Kimberly worked with DeKalb County Government to help secure Sears as the anchor tenant for The Mall at Stonecrest – an accomplishment that to this day leaves an economic impact on the county and newly created city.
Hailing from Bronx, New York, Kimberly earned her B.A. in Mass Media Arts – Journalism from Clark Atlanta University. Kimberly is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, National School Public Relations Association, Clark Atlanta University National Alumni Association and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated – Psi Omega Omega Chapter. She currently serves as president of the Atlanta Peachtree Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Incorporated.
Kimberly is the proud mother of three boys: Capers Jr., Kyle and Chandler and a cheerful, but serious football mom.
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