Malkia "Kia" McLeod has more than 15-years of experience in the youth development, education, energy, environmental, and housing industries. She has worked for government in media relations, marketing, event planning, community outreach, and public affairs. As a former reporter, columnist and freelance writer, she has covered everything from education to politics. In addition, Kia is the founder of Malkia's Pride-n-Prose where she offers strategic, integrated communications plans to achieve measurable results; and explores the use of new and social media tools to build brands and relationships. As a certified media trainer, she also trains spokespeople to become more effective communicators. Kia is a dedicated storyteller with three blogs: career development, customer service and a PR best practices. In addition, she is a frequent contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle’s Home section where she writes home building, buying and renovation techniques; CareerAddict.com and eHow.com where she writes feature and news articles on career guidance, workforce development and job search tips; and eBay where she writes product descriptions for a various brands. She frequently attends PR and social media events sharing her passion for all forms of communications. In addition, Kia is a strong advocate for affordable housing and youth/career development; and lends her creative talents to worthy causes such as tackling the childhood obesity epidemic.
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