Ph.D. Founder, President and CEO SRB Communications
Dr. Sheila Brooks is an Emmy award-winning marketing, media and communications strategist, and former television newscaster and executive producer. Dr. Brooks is founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications, a full-service advertising, marketing and public relations agency in Washington, D.C. The agency has been providing advertising, multicultural, video production, and crisis communications strategy, creative and content development to clients in several industries for more than three decades, e.g. energy and utilities, higher education institutions, government and transportation agencies, issue advocacy and political campaigns, and convention centers and sports arenas. In 2019, SRB Communications received the highest honor from corporate America when the agency was named Supplier of the Year by the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC).
Dr. Brooks serves as the lead strategist for the agency, having received more than 200 entrepreneurial and journalism awards for her work including NABJ’s prestigious 2019 Ida B. Wells Award and a 2019 NAACP Image Award Nomination for her first book, Lucile H. Bluford and the Kansas City Call: Activist Voice for Social Justice. She serves on numerous boards including chair of The President’s Club DC, a network of high-growth, established African American entrepreneurs; member of the Board of Trustees’ executive committee of the Federal City Council, chair of the Board of Visitors for the Global School of Journalism and Communication at Morgan State University, and as a board member for the Jim Vance Media Program at Archbishop Carroll High School. As a sought-after national speaker, she is a longtime advocate for minority and women’s issues and small business.
Dr. Brooks is an adjunct professor teaching multicultural marketing in the award-winning Strategic Public Relations graduate program at The George Washington University. She received a Ph.D. in Communication, Culture and Media Studies and a Master of Arts in Political Science from Howard University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Washington in Seattle where she was inducted in the department’s 2018 Hall of Fame.