As the President of Gunner Marketing, Nekeidra is responsible for maintaining the company direction, creating the strategic plan for every client then overseeing implementation on each project. Building strong relationships, however, is her main focus.
“Once you understand who a person is, the goals for their business begin to fall into place.”
With over 15 years in the communications field, Nekeidra has truly had the experience of her life. She led several PR teams while working for General Motors Corporation, including global auto shows, media research, diversity markets and PR management responsibility for a 13-state region with a 60-vehicle media fleet. During her tenure at Cadillac, she designed and executed numerous national vehicle and technology launches for the STS and CTS as well as multi-million dollar campaigns for Superbowl XXXIX and the Academy Awards. Nekeidra also carries television production experience garnered while working for Turner Sports on the Winter Olympics, Goodwill Games, Wimbledon and NBA coverage.
“Starting a family gave me an entirely new perspective on marketing and PR. It broadened my approach.”
Since opening the health care division in 2009, Nekeidra has helped to grow several startup companies into million-dollar ventures by adjusting and implementing Fortune 5 ideas inside traditional small businesses. Each company has received national recognition, benefitted from non-traditional marketing strategies and has a defined plan for continued growth.
Nekeidra and her husband have two boys and one girl. She enjoys exploring the world with them, traveling, running and spending time with friends. She is also active in the community through her church, Allen Temple AME, as a member of the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and as Vice President of the North Fulton Mocha Moms.
She has a graduate degree from Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, MS – Integrated Marketing Communications and a BA in Public Relations from the University of Southern California, Annenberg School of Communications.