Dr. Sheila Brooks is an Emmy award-winning marketing, media and communications executive, and a former television anchor and executive producer. She is founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications, an advertising, marketing and public relations agency based in Washington, D.C., which has provided advertising, multicultural and crisis communications strategy, creative, media buying and video production for more than 30 years. In 2019, the company received the highest honor from corporate America when it was named Supplier of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Dr. Brooks serves as the lead strategist, rainmaker and closer for the agency, having received more than 200 entrepreneurial and journalism awards for her work, including NABJ’s prestigious 2019 Ida B. Wells Award and a 2019 NAACP Image Award Nomination for her first book, Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice. She serves as chair of The President’s Club DC, a network of high-growth African American entrepreneurs; a member of the Board of Trustees’ executive committee of the Federal City Council; chair of the Board of Visitors for the Global School of Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University; and as a board member for the Jim Vance Media Program at Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C. A sought-after national speaker who has testified before U.S. Congress, state legislatures and city councils, she is a longtime advocate for minority, women and small business issues.
Dr. Brooks teaches multicultural marketing in the award-winning Strategic Public Relations graduate program at George Washington University.