Jennifer Freeman is the Founder/CEO of Freeman
Young Consulting, LLC, a private consulting firm
assisting companies, non-profits, political campaigns, school systems, and individuals in fundraising, marketing/communications, community engagement, business development, and collaborative partnerships.
Ms. Freeman has over 20 years of experience in economic and community development, state government/academia, strategic planning, marketing/communications, business solution management, and fundraising and public/private partnerships.
Presently, Ms. Freeman is the Parent and Community Liaison at Benjamin E. Mays High School. In this role she has to create engaging workshops that increase parental involvement by implementing creative communication and outreach plans targeting parents, Mays faculty/staff, the local and business community and elected-officials under Title 1 federal guidelines. Programs created and
implemented by Ms. Freeman are a weekly newsletter, texting, a Facebook page as well as seminars/workshops. Subjects such as, test taking skills, college essay writing, healthy living and healthy minds for retaining knowledge and eating foods which stimulate the brain are conducted. All are designed to promote the success of student academic excellence and life-long living.
Before joining the Georgia Tech Enterprise Innovation Institute as a marketing catalyst and project analyst, she worked at the Georgia House of Representatives as a special project manager in the Speaker of the House’s office and the Community Affairs Committee. In this role, she responded to constituent inquiries, conducted community and business analysis and worked on special projects.
Ms. Freeman also served as Executive Assistant to the Commissioner and Communications Officer at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the sales and marketing agency for the State of Georgia. In previous positions, Ms. Freeman was responsible for overseeing the operations and internal communications of the Commissioner’s Office, private sector initiatives in the agri-business, biotechnology, international trade and automotive industries. She was also responsible for analyzing and reporting market trends to senior management to ascertain state and regional competitiveness. Ms. Freeman has significant experience building long-term public-private relationships by capitalizing on the wealth of resources she has gained during her professional career. In addition, she has developed processes and client relationship analysis in a wide array of industries. Most significantly, she played a key role in the analysis and execution of stream-lining the transfer of information from the state’s international offices and the Atlanta office. She was a member of the state’s Olympic marketing team, and the G8 Summit. Ms. Freeman helped secured thousands of jobs and millions in revenue for the State of Georgia. Other positions held with this agency include assistant communications officer, senior marketing manager, interim international trade manager and international trade services coordinator.
Ms. Freeman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, minor Public Relations from Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia. She is a certified sales professional and is working toward becoming a certified economic developer. Ms. Freeman aspires to pursue a master of public policy or public administration.
She is on the board of the Anti-Prejudice Consortium,
NPU Chair – Education and Community Engagement Committee, Atlanta Planning Advisory Board Delegate and APAB Chair – Education Committee and Atlanta Beltline Advisory Board Member; Georgia PTA- Atlanta district board member; Benjamin E. Mays High School PTSA – past 2nd vice president; Mays High School - Small Learning Communities Taskforce and Implementation & Design Team; Served on Andrew and Walter Young YMCA –
Marketing/Communications team; former Chair of the Atlanta Public Schools Board Ethics Commission;
past member of the Governor’s Georgia Interagency Homeless Coordination Council; graduate of the United Way Volunteer Improvement Program (VIP); former member of the Georgia Economic Development
Association (GEDA); active in her local church, sustainable community service, and a parent advocate for children/youth, women health/wellness, homelessness and economic development issues.
Jennifer Freeman is also a gifted, professionally trained vocalist who has worked with well known Grammy Award winning and recording musicians such as international superstar and ambassador, Youssou N’Dour, Patti
LaBelle, Glen Jones, Sonny Emory, Phyllis Hyman,
Ollie Woodson, and often lends her talents to benefit community-based non-profits initiatives and political campaigns, including the National CARES Mentoring Movement, The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame, Samaritan House of Atlanta, Atlanta Jazz Festival, State of the Art Band and the VibeFest. Presently, her plans are to work on her own music project and start a non-profit that focuses on developing performing artist gifts and talents in our youth, while highlighting the importance of youth volunteerism.
Jennifer Freeman is a native Atlantan. She was educated in the Atlanta Public School System, graduated from Spelman College and resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her teenage daughter who attends Benjamin E. Mays