The EECAC

  • Kim (Kimistry) Martinez

    A Chicagoan born and raised! Kim (Kimistry) is the opinionated Producer and Host of her own Cable TV show on CAN T.V. her show is ' Chatting with Kimistry'. Kimistry also owned and published ' 1st Impressions Magazine an online News, Fashion and Entertainment magazine for over 9 years. She owns Creative Kimistry, Inc. Customer service consulting company, where she has been featured in Rolling out Magazine and she has spoken at Operation PUSH, Small business Submit in NYC. Kim sat on the board of Holman Academy for 3 years. Kimistry also is a writer, author, mentor, public speaker and Enhancement Coach.
  • Tasha Clopton

    Tasha L. Clopton is an award-winning, multi-talented broadcast journalist, educator and speaker. Her diverse talents and personality captivate audiences on screen and behind the scene. Spanning over 15 years, Tasha has extensive experience in TV, radio and print media. Her love for broadcast journalism grew from her print journalism career, which included published successes in local and national publications. Her career began with an internship at CBS 2 News in Chicago. She is currently the Education Coordinator at the Chicago Campus of the Illinois Media School. In addition to being the producer and talent for “A VIBRANT MIX WITH TASHA, TOMEIKO & FRED,” she has worked as a camera operator and director of live services for Salem Baptist Church of Chicago. Currently, she serves as the Director of Media at the Cosmopolitan Community Church.
  • Vanessa Abron

    Vanessa Abron is a public relations professional with expertise in securing positive media coverage for brands in national and local media outlets. Past media coverage includes placements in notable media outlets such as Good Morning America, Extra, The Insider, The Huffington Post, the Associated Press and ABC News to name a few. Vanessa has served as the director of communications for the Community Alliance and Consumer Engagement group at Nielsen, the media and communications manager for Johnson Publishing Company (Ebony magazine, Jet magazine and Fashion Fair Cosmetics) and account management positions at agencies such as Hill + Knowlton Strategies (H+K) and Ch'rewd Marketing and Promotions. Within these roles, Vanessa led multicultural and global communications initiatives, general market outreach, public relations strategy development, events management, content development, promotional visibility and media outreach to consumer, public affairs, and corporate media contacts. Some of Vanessa's past client work includes Aflac, Illinois Lottery, Chicago 2016, Pringles, adidas, Salesforce.com, ComEd, American Optometric Association, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, Interscope Records, Def Jam Recording, Virgin Records and Reebok to name a few. Vanessa's experience represents a broad range of public relations initiatives in a variety of industries, making her a valuable asset to any campaign. She accredits her success on her passion for continuously building positive relationships with a broad spectrum of individuals combined with her steadfast commitment to ensuring that the media, community and the client all receive mutually beneficial rewards from any project.
  • Bryan Hudson, NOMA, AIA, President of SOMA Design Consultants

    Bryan Hudson received his Bachelors Degree in Building Science from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1997. Bryan had the privilege and chance to work closely with the late Mr. Wendell Campbell, founder of N.O.M.A. (National Organization of Minority Architects).​ He's a licensed Architect in the State of Illinois and a sole proprietor since 2009. The youngest of six siblings he has always wanted to become an Architect growing up on Chicago's South side! Bryan's professional affiliations include being the NAACP ACT-SO mentor since 2008 and mentored a gold medalist student for the 2009-2011 competitions. He has been a judge of the Annual Richard Newhouse High School Drafting Competition since 1998. He is the Midwest University Vice President for N.O.M.A. and the Immediate Past President for the Illinois chapter. SOMA Design Consultants, Inc. is an emerging, experienced architectural firm based in Chicago. We are committed to providing professional, affordable and efficient services to our clients. We pride ourselves on listening to our clients and translating their ideas to a physical reality.