Marketing

Dania W. Frink

Dania W. Frink is a multidisciplinary artist and communications strategist. 

Dania’s communications journey has touched several industries, including education, philanthropy, medical technology, industrial automation, recruiting and staffing. For more than 10 years, she has advised organizations on their corporate, crisis, internal/employee engagement, executive thought leadership, and corporate social responsibility communications strategies. Dania is particularly invigorated by work that falls at the intersection of creativity and social good. 

Dania's artistic journey began at birth but was formalized over the past 15 years through group and solo exhibitions, teaching, commissions, and other creative ventures. Her primary mission as an artist is to celebrate the resilience and beauty of the African Diaspora. Two of Dania’s biggest artistic milestones are closely linked to the BlackFemaleProject. In 2015, her first solo exhibition (W-2 Warriors) was the visual manifestation of her BlackFemaleProject storytelling experience. In 2017, another series of work (inspired by BlackFemaleProject) was featured in the first all-Black female art exhibition in Northeast Florida: KESHA: A Black Female Experience of Identity and Race. To learn more about Dania's creative journey and art studio PEN + FRINK, Inc., visit www.penandfrink.com.

Dania earned a Master of Public Administration from the University of San Francisco, and a Bachelor of Arts in Animation with a Studio Arts minor from Loyola Marymount University. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Dania currently resides in Jacksonville, Florida with her loving husband Sharif.

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Industry: Multidisciplinary Artist & Communications Professional

Renee Jones

Renee is a revenue-driven marketing executive who brings over 20 years of international expertise in demand generation, awareness and events. She has driven marketing strategy and execution for companies within a myriad of industries including enterprise software, SaaS, FinTech and consumer technology, publishing, and automotive.

Within all, her focus is building and executing marketing strategies to drive substantial pipeline growth for businesses at every stage.

Location: San Francisco, CA

Industry: Marketing Executive

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Sandra Varner

Sandra Varner established Varner PR Agency in 1991, to develop and implement community, media and public relations objectives for businesses and organizations. Varner has invaluable experience in newspaper, radio, television, travel, tourism, sports, cultural and performing arts, political, faith-based, healthcare and private sector initiatives. In 2008, Varner established Talk2SV, a broadcast and digital platform to address and fill an important gap in the Bay Area’s TV and digital programming environments for local, small businesses. Nationally and internationally, Varner has coordinated substantial media relations campaigns, as well, engaged hundreds of top celebrities, clergy, newsmakers, elected officials, athletes, corporate executives and community leaders in dynamic conversations about their career endeavors.

Collectively, Varner has over 20 contiguous years of dedicated pursuit, illuminating causes that affect underserved and vulnerable populations along with elevating the visibility of nonprofit organizations. The unique combination of an accomplished Public Relations background and an esteemed journalism track record, Varner PR Agency and Talk2SV are recognized entities with specialized proficiencies. Varner is a graduate of Southern University (Baton Rouge, LA), a registered Small Local Enterprise Business with Alameda County, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Bay Area Business Roundtable, Women Film Critics Circle and the Center of Hope Community Church in Oakland, CA.

Location: Oakland, CA

Industry: Public Relations