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Dr. LeMia Jenkins

Dr. LeMia Jenkins is an executive leader with a vast history of building and overseeing strategic communications, marketing, business development and operations functions at high-profile organizations. Her expertise spans the corporate, technology, government and entertainment sectors.

She is currently Chief Public Affairs & Sustainability Officer for Pinterest Inc., and she has served in several other key leadership positions within the organization. Thompson was previously the Director of Global Communications and Media Relations for Walmart and the Director of External Affairs for Caesars Entertainment. Preceding these roles, she served as Communications Director for the Hillary for America campaign. She also returned home earlier in her career to serve as the first Director of Federal Relations for Jackson State University after working for several members of the United States House of Representatives.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations from Tougaloo College and earned a Master of Public Health (Marketing and Health Communications) from The George Washington University. She has studied Healthcare at the Hebrew University in Israel and Doctorate in Education from the University of Mississippi. Jenkins is also a former adjunct professor at the University of Arkansas.