MEET DR. JEFREDA R. BROWN
Consultant ~ Instructor ~ Speaker ~ Author ~ Media Personality
Dr. JeFreda R. Brown is more than a financial consultant: she’s an avid teacher and subject matter expert who helps people—individuals and groups in a business setting—master the skills they need to achieve lasting financial wellbeing. As Founder and CEO of Xaris Financial Enterprises, it is her passion and life goal to help others develop and maintain financial wellness.
With an MBA and a Doctorate, she is an entrepreneur, university professor, and Certified Financial Education Instructor (CFEI) who draws extensively on 20+ years of finance experience to bring both academic rigor and real-world financial background to every engagement. She excels at bringing complicated material to life so that anyone can conquer their doubts and take command of their financial future.
A highly respected expert in personal and business finance, she has appeared on national, international, and local television and financial podcasts, radio shows, and various other traditional and digital media outlets. As one of the few Black female financial professionals in the nation with a doctorate in Finance, she is a role model for women and minorities everywhere. Additionally, she is a Minister, with a calling in teaching Biblical and Kingdom Finance from God’s perspective.
In 2010, JeFreda was chosen as the winner of the Black Enterprise Magazine and Porsche Cars’ Intelligent Performers contest out of over 300 entries across the country. JeFreda has been featured in numerous print and online media for various industry websites, television and radio shows, blogs, podcasts, and magazines including ABC News, USA Today, Yahoo Finance, US News, UpJourney, Staples, & Intuit Small Business Blog. She has been interviewed on ABC News Nightline, Fox News, Black Enterprise Business Report, More Money Podcast, Annie Jennings Podcast, and Bloomberg Radio. She is a featured contributor in the book, I Didn’t Learn That in High School: 199 Facts About Credit Scores, available on Amazon. She previously had a weekly financial literacy segment on FUBU Radio.
JeFreda is a Financial Review Board Member for Investopedia and The Balance. She is on the Professional Advisory Board for CHIP (Changing How Individuals Prosper). She is the former Chair of the Jimmie Hale Mission Board of Directors. She previously served as Treasurer on Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP)’s Board of Directors and WIPP’s Leadership Council. In August 2016, she was selected for National Small Business Association’s (NSBA) invitation only Leadership Council and appointed to NSBA’s Economic Development Issue Committee.
Meet Kimberly West!
Kimberly is Dr. Brown's amazing PR Manager and Publicist.
Kimberly West is the Founder and CEO of Kimberly West Agency. Kimberly is an image consultant and a branding and communications expert. She believes in the impact of effective public relations strategies and has represented several well-known companies on news stations such as ABC 2 WMAR, Fox 45 Baltimore, ABC 33/40 - Talk of Alabama, WBAL - TV 11, and many more, as an on-air spokesperson.
Kimberly has experience in both digital and traditional media, social media planning, and special events coordination. Her client roster is diverse, and it includes up-and-coming artists, motivational speakers, and healthcare professionals. She is part of the Essence Festival media team and has been featured on numerous sites such as Entrepreuner.com, SHEEN Magazine, and received several Media awards/nominations.
Meet Vincent C. Parker!
Vincent is Dr. Brown's amazing Photographer, Videographer, and Media Consultant.
Vincent is the Founder and CEO of V. Parker Productions, which is a photography/cinematography company based in Birmingham, AL. He has over 25 years' experience in media and broadcasting. He is the recipient of several media awards such as the Edward R. Murrow Award. Vincent has also been nominated for an Emmy five times. Vincent's work can be seen in various local and national publications including USA Today, Birmingham Christian Family, and Investopedia.