Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer. Board Commissioner. Husband. Dad. Poppie. Bama, Braves, Falcons, 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 and Prime Eats | Production in Norfolk & Portsmouth 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 Board of Directors of 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.