Kia Jarmon

Lead Consultant
MEPR Agency

A born entrepreneur and professional truth known as "Kiss With a Fist", Kia challenges the status quo and uses candid care to guide uncomfortable conversations. She provides support to leaders, organizations, and systems seeking to improve the quality of the human experience and systemic change. Her professional work is long tenured spanning close to 20 years working in areas such as affordable housing, education, health equity, technology, youth development, justice reform, water conservation, greenways, community infrastructure, economic development, and much more. She speaks, trains, consults, and serves as a strategic thought partner in efforts that intersect across culture, communications, crisis, and community. Specifically, she leads boutique communications and community engagement consultancy, MEPR Agency; she is the founder and visionary for the Nonprofit Equity Collaborative; and she serves as Philanthropy Advisor for Give Black, Give Back-housed at the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee-the first effort from the Black Philanthropy Initiative in Middle Tennessee. For more information on Kia, visit her website