I'm Keith Parnell

Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer

  • Home Norfolk, VA
  • Email kp@keithparnell.com
  • Who am I? Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer. Board Commissioner. Husband. Dad. Poppie. Bama fan. Braves fan. Falcons fan. Capitals fan.

(Michael) Keith Parnell is a Digital Marketing Strategist, Brand Consultant, Technology Visionary, and a Keynote Public Speaker. He is the Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer for Ghent Eats, LLC in Norfolk Virginia. He was Chief Executive Officer & Strategy Chief of JASE Group LLC, an innovative Creative Advertising & Technology Agency, a company he founded in 1997 and successfully sold in 2018.

Keith is the Virginia Governor’s Appointed Commissioner representing the City of Norfolk to the Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads (Hampton Roads Transit’s Governing Board), is President and serves on the Board of Managers of the Cosmopolitan Club of Norfolk Virginia, and serves on the Board of Directors of Transit Management Company. In the past, Keith served on the International Board of Directors for Cosmopolitan International, on the Board of Directors for Hampton Roads Public Transportation Alliance, as Chief Information Officer for Stratum Marketing, and as Deputy Chief Technology Officer for The AUTOMARK Group.

Having served in leadership roles for over 20 years, Keith is a self-motivated leader in company operations and all aspects of the business vision. He has in-depth experience in developing strategies for clients and scoping projects in sales, marketing, advertising, and information technology. He is a successful leader in growth strategy engagements, brand strategies, marketing/advertising initiatives, and communications efforts. He has strong and proven experience and skill in business level strategies and brand reflection with a positive attitude, exceptional drive, a success focus, and is able to seamlessly align with core values of the organization.



Ghent Eats, LLC

Fractional Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer

2016 - present

Transportation District Commission of Hampton Roads

Board Commissioner

2016 - present

Transit Management Company

Board Commissioner

2014 - present

Cosmopolitan International

Board Manager


Prime Eats, LLC

Fractional Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer

1997 - 2018


Chief Executive Officer & Strategy Chief


Master of Software Engineering

Kansas State University

Bachelor of Science in Information Science

Christopher Newport College

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