Monica Newman McCluney | Consultant
Marketing Communications Expert
Marking nearly 25 years of community impact, Monica has driven innovative strategic initiatives for the corporate and non-profit sectors including UPS, Bank of America, Mohawk Industries, the NAACP, UNCF, NAFEO, TMCF and Wiley College.
Best known for her thought leadership in strategic philanthropy and her ability to influence through creative communication, Monica has driven more than $100,000,000 to social justice and HBCU platforms. Her groundbreaking work establishing three proprietary student/parent platforms with diverse constituents has touched over 125,000 students, international entertainment industry movers and shakers and best reflects her ability to develop and market an idea from conception through sustainable implementation.
Her leadership roles as National Director and Vice President set the
stage for advancing her skill set into an arena of endless opportunities. Her consulting opportunities have spanned roles including Executive Director, COO and Senior Consultant to a broad spectrum of clients, including MC Lyte, Kenny Lattimore, celebrity chef G. Garvin and Sheryl Underwood. She has also maintained a strategic base of clients including colleges, small businesses, private foundations and the United Way.
Holding a Bachelor of Arts degree, Monica is a proud graduate of Spelman College. She is certified as an expert in Philanthropy and Education for TV, Print and Radio through the NewsCertified Exchange, and in Diversity in the Workplace through the University of South Florida. She is a graduate of Leadership North Carolina and the American Express Non-Profit Leadership Academy and serves as a member of the Florida Statewide United Way Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.
Her commitment to philanthropy, the health and wellness of diverse communities through sustainable solutions and the education of African Americans align her life’s work and her passion for service. When she isn’t working or volunteering, she enjoys time with her family and friends, exploring the world and nurturing the next generation.