Whitney Rawls

Whitney Rawls

Eta Nu, Fall 2021

Director of Public Relations
Candidate

Florida Statewide Organization – 7th District of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

An enthusiastic and experienced public relations and community affairs professional with outstanding organizational skills complemented by strong work ethics and a natural ability to identify and resolve issues while providing ideas and strategies to assist with the development of people, teams and organizations. I am an ambassador for building relationships and a mission-oriented team player.

Throughout my professional career, I have worked in both corporate and government environments. As a 22-year information systems professional, I’ve deployed strategic thinking, project management, and implementation skills to projects of varying sizes with small to large budgets. Since leaving the corporate world in 2012, I have been able to turn those skills toward community advocacy and politics which has enabled me to participate and work with several elected officials, candidates, community activists, emerging leaders, and nonprofit organizations. My work has included strategic consulting on various levels, including public relations, community affairs, branding and persona development, messaging, and more.

Education

  • American Intercontinental University
    Bachelor of Science, Information Technology

Professional Experience

  • Broward County Property Appraiser
    Community Relations (since 2017)

  • Notion Motion LLC
    Managing Partner (since 2012)

  • Miller Construction Company
    Director of Information Technology (2000 – 2012)

  • Florida Eastern Jurisdiction, Church of God in Christ
    Director of Marketing (2014 – 2016)

Political Experience

  • Shevrin Jones for State Senate (District 34)
    Senior Advisor, Consultant

  • Harold Pryor for State Attorney (Broward County)
    Campaign Director, Consultant

  • Felicia Brunson, Mayor (West Park)
    General Consultant

  • Marvin Price (West Park)
    General Consultant

  • Marlon Bolton, Commissioner (Tamarac)
    Advisor, Consultant

Community Experience

  • Eta Nu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
    Director of Public Relations (since 2021)
  • Housing Authority of Pompano Beach
    Chair, Commissioner (since 2017)
  • Pompano Beach Economic Development Council
    Member (since 2014)
  • Northwest Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Advisory Board
    Chair (since 2012)
  • Pompano Beach Community Development Advisory Committee
    Chair (since 2011)
  • Pompano Beach Charter Review Board
    Chair/Member (since 2015)

  • L.E.A.D. Nation
    Vice Chair/President (since 2007)

Awards & Recognition

  • Project 21 Calendar Honoree, 2021

  • Tiger Trail Festival’s Agent of Change Award, 2020
  • Legacy Magazine’s 50 Most Powerful & Influential Black Business Leaders of 2016

  • JM Family African American Achievers Nominee, 2014
  • United Way Campaign Manager Recognition Award, 2011
  • 40 Under 40 Leaders of Today and Tomorrow Award, Success South Florida Magazine, 2010

Service at Eta Nu

  • Director of Public Relations (since 2021)
  • Eta Nu Black History Month Chair (2021-2024)
  • Retention & Reclamation Co-Chair (2022-2023)
  • Fatherhood Initiative, Program Director (2022-2024)

Meetings Attended

  • 2022 85th 7th District District Meeting (Atlanta, GA)

  • 2022 48th FSO State Workshop (Miami, FL)
  • 2023 Dr. Moses C. Norman, Sr. International Leadership Conference (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
  • 2024 87th 7th District Meeting (Biloxi, MS) (Delegate)

  • 2024 84th Grand Conclave (Tampa, FL) (Delegate)

Elect Whitney Rawls for Florida Statewide Organization Director of Public Relations
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