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Valeisha Butterfield-Jones

President & CEO

The Butterfield Group

The Butterfield Group, LLC is a leading minority and women-owned full-service communications and management firm founded by award-winning strategist Valeisha Butterfield-Jones.

The Butterfield Group provides brand planning, communications solutions, experiential marketing and celebrity procurement services to world-class brands from across the globe. The Butterfield Group also provides talent management services to celebrity clientele.

CEO Valeisha Butterfield-Jones has led communications and marketing strategies for leading global brands. Prior to forming The Butterfield Group, Butterfield-Jones served in the Obama Administration from 2009 2011 and worked as a leading entertainment executive for Russell Simmons and other established brands for more than a decade.

These experiences led to the creation of The Butterfield Group, a full-service communications and talent management firm having the privilege of working with multi-national companies, government entities, non-profit organizations and a high-profile celebrity clientele.

Valeisha Butterfield-Jones

Award-winning communications strategist Valeisha M. Butterfield-Jones serves as the chief executive officer of The Butterfield Group and as the co-founder and chair of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). For more than a decade, Butterfield-Jones soared through the ranks in the entertainment industry and served by political appointment in the Administration of U.S. President Barack Obama from 2009 - 2011.

Butterfield-Jones led communications for the International Trade Administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce and served on a working group in The White House for outreach to minorities and women. Butterfield-Jones also advanced communications for President Obamas National Export Initiative (NEI).

Butterfield-Jones is the cofounder and chief executive officer of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN). WEEN is a worldwide coalition of women and men, all ages and races, committed to supporting, promoting and defending the balanced, positive portrayal of women in entertainment and society. The organization was established in 2007 and has over 43,000 members worldwide. WEEN provides entertainmentbased educational programs on health, financial literacy, career development and personal advancement for young women worldwide.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Butterfield-Jones served as the Executive Director of the HipHop Summit Action Network for nearly six years, reporting directly to entertainment mogul Russell Simmons. Butterfield-Jones was recognized for her leadership as one of the youngest executive directors in the United States, developing critically acclaimed financial literacy and voter education programs for young adults 18 to 35 years old throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Butterfield-Jones previously served as the Director of Diversity for the national office of the Alzheimers Association. The first to serve in this role, Butterfield-Jones developed recognized programs targeting underserved communities for the organizations 77 chapters nationwide, expanding her marketing expertise to senior populations.

In 2000, upon graduating from college with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, from Clark Atlanta University, Butterfield-Jones worked as the Field Coordinator for the Campaign to ReElect Chief Justice Henry Frye to the North Carolina Supreme Court. During this experience, Butterfield-Jones supported the field operations and getoutthevote programs of a statewide campaign for a key state in electoral politics.

Butterfield-Jones was recognized by ESSENCE Magazine as a Top 40 executive under 40 (October 2010), has been featured on Black Entertainment Television as a recognized expert on teen issues and honored by Whos Who in Black Washington, D.C. (second edition), the Boss Network and others. Butterfield-Jones is the daughter of United States Congressman G.K. Butterfield and North Carolina State Legislator Jean Farmer Butterfield.

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