Elizabeth M'balu Oke

Elizabeth M’balu Oke is a Strategic Brand Marketing and Communications Consultant with over a decade of experience in economic development, tourism, and governance Initiatives.

Elizabeth has served as a Consultant for Gwinnett County, DeKalb County, Suffolk County, the European Union, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and over dozens of consultancy roles. These experiences help her understand the challenges and opportunities to resonate with stakeholders in a real, recognizable, and relatable way.

She has also developed and conducted thought leadership and capacity-building training across the nation and West Africa. Elizabeth’s enlightened experiences internationally have helped her deeply understand the issues and challenges related to branding, strategic planning, and communications for government cities, counties, states and nations. With every project, she has new and valuable insights that are poured back into the execution of her work.

Elizabeth is a member of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, National Association of Government Communicators, Black Marketers Association of America, For(bes) for the Culture and Board Member of Africa Development Promise. She is also an Emory University Start:ME mentor, Mastercard Foundation Global Give Back mentor, 2021 Best of Gwinnett winner, and Miss Sierra Leone USA 2007-2008.

Professional Credentials

Awards & Recognition

education background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Emory University
  • Master’s degree in International Policy Management from Kennesaw State University
  • Nonprofit Management certification from Harvard University

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Africa Development Promise Board Director – Current
  • Womens U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Current
  • National Association of Government Communicators – Current
  • For(bes) for the Culture Member
  • Start:ME Mentor (2019 – Present)
  • Global Give Back Circle Mentor (Jan 2022 – Present)
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