Kennette Burgess is the Marketing Director & Outreach Director for Edward Kirkpatrick Ministries and Abundant Life Church International. She is responsible for coordinating and creating all marketing efforts for the branding of the ministry that include but not limited to branding, web development, social media, marketing collateral, media and promotions, and event planning.
Kennette, a native of Bermuda, earned her B.Sc from Winston-Salem State University and her MBA from High Point University. She is an International strategic Marketer, community leader, and social media enthusiast, with over 18 years of marketing experience. After graduating from college she decided to stay in NC to balance her full-time professional marketing career launching promotional products and campaigns in the international marketplace. For 10 years she was the International Product Development & Marketing Manager for North Carolina based one-to-one marketing and direct selling global giant SHOP.COM | Market America managing, launching products and opening business operations globally in Australia, Europe, Canada, Asia and Mexico. As a global celebrity marketing manager, she was responsible for managing brands for celebrities such as Carmelo Anthony and La La Anthony, Bob Marley’s son Rohan Marley (owner of Marley Coffee), Fat Joe and Scottie Pippen.
She is the CEO of FOCUS Marketing & Development Solutions, which also has a clothing line Distinct Apparel. Her most recent accomplishment is receiving the 2022 Winston-Salem State University Founder’s Day Alumni Achievers Awards given for those who have excelled in their career and community service. She was also the winner of BEDCs 2021 Female Entrepreneur of the Year after winner 1st Runner Up just the year before, winner of the impressive 40 Under 40 Alumni award from Winston-Salem State University , a Best of Bermuda Awards for ‘Best 2011 Mobile App’ for a local Bermudian tourism based app despite tough private and government competition, was ranked top 20 of Bermuda’s influential social media rankings, has represented Bermuda at the United Nations, and also a winner of the prestigious Who’s Who Awards in America. Kennette can be seen globally speaking to empower future leaders , female business owners and minority entrepreneurs to become market leaders and follow their dreams, regardless of the obstacles in their way. She has spoken and presented at conferences, schools/academic programs, Universities, nonprofit events and award shows.
Everyone who knows Kennette will tell you that she is an extremely passionate and energetic professional who is creative, organized & self-directed but mostly who loves God. Kennette can be seen spending most of her time on charitable efforts because she understands the value of giving back to her communities! She truly believes in giving of her time, talents and treasures to the Kingdom to help bring Heaven here on Earth!
She also loves al fresco dining with family and friends, empowering girls and women, traveling, beaching, fishing, arts and crafts projects, and playing sports.