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"Jai's" Second Act After The Layoffs

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J’Aimeka “Jai” Ferrell is a tenured marketing professional working in professional sports and entertainment television for Fortune 500 and startup companies.  Summing her 10-year career with Turner Broadcasting System, she has assisted in the launch of sports marketing and programming campaigns for the Atlanta Braves, SEC Football and SEC Basketball. Alongside her sports experience, she has contributed to the launches of marketing campaigns for original programs including, but not limited to CNN presents Black in America, Tyler Perry's House of Payne, TNTs The Closer, and BET’s Welcome to Dreamland series.  Through her service, she has been awarded two Peabody Awards for her contribution to CNN presents Hurricane Katrina and 2008 Presidential Campaign Coverage.  After her position was eliminated from the ‘grow by shrinking effect’ of corporate America, she launched Corporate & Unemployed, a social blog about the journey to entrepreneurship in life after living a career. 

Ms. Ferrell graduated Magna Cum Laude from Spelman College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and holds a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Moving Image Studies from Georgia State University.

Jai extends her spirit of giving back and paying it forward by lending her marketing expertise through volunteerism efforts by serving on marketing committees of various non-profit organizations including Atlanta Celebrates Photography and the Friends of English Avenue in Atlanta, GA. Jai is a life member of Phi Beta Kappa and Golden Key International Honour Societies. She is also a member of the Nu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated and is a member of the Lindsay Street Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA.

Visit Jai's site at: http://www.corporateandunemployed.com

Twitter: @jaiferrell