Chief Creative Officer
Storyteller and activist Imani A. Dawson has nineteen years of experience creating and curating award-winning content across print, linear and digital platforms for major media outlets including MTV, BET, VH1, Fuse, and the Associated Press. She’s used her strategic communications expertise to propel small businesses, community based organizations and progressive elected officials forward by creating and executing marketing and public relations campaigns that amplify missions, build brand recognition and boost positioning, engagement and sales. Notably, Dawson served as a Press Secretary for NY Attorney General Letitia James, the first woman of color elected to both New York City citywide office and NY statewide office.
A serial entrepreneur, she’s the founder of award-winning digital media network, Tribe Called Curl and corresponding creative agency with the mission to inform, entertain and inspire people of color, particularly women, and empower them to celebrate themselves and their heritage.
As Executive Director of Cannabis Executive Advocacy Symposium & Expo (C.E.A.S.E.), she’s committed to educating communities about the medical and economic benefits of cannabis and its blossoming industry, particularly those disproportionally impacted by America’s war on drugs, and advocating for an inclusive and equitable industry rooted in racial and economic justice.