Beverly DurhamPrincipal, BLD Communications
Beverly has more than 25 years of experience providing strategic communications counsel to several well-recognized consumer, food and non-profit brands. She is recognized for guiding organizations to a deeper understanding of who they are and how they make an impact in their community and society overall as well as driving trial and impacting sales.
Beverly has developed campaigns that influence behaviors and build brand awareness through media relations, community outreach, influencer communication, and multicultural marketing for brands such as McDonald’s, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Nike, Muse Rooms, Wells Fargo, Procter & Gamble, Farmer Johns, Disneyland Parks, the Harlem Globetrotters, Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and Baskin Robbins. She also has senior level experience in message development, crisis communications, media training and cause marketing.
Beverly was awarded the 2016 Women of Color in Communications (ColorComm) Circle Award for her contributions in diversity and inclusion to the communications industry. She currently serves as Co-Executive Director of ColorComm Los Angeles as well as the Communications Chair for California Diversity Council, Los Angeles Chapter. She is the mother of a 15-year-old boy-girl twin set and spends most of her free time cheerleading at track meets, football games, gymnastics meets and dance competitions.