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XXXX XXXXXXXX XXXX XXX, Owings Mills, MD 21117
Leah Long
 More than twenty years of diversified experience, with increased leadership skills and abilities in international relations, public relations, management, leadership, communications and media relations, demonstrating a strong background in government, United Nations, corporate and nonprofit organizations. Strong knowledge of international relations with ability to articulate and understand complex world problems Strong communicator, ability to articulate clearly with written and spoken word, confident, quick learner, persuasive and a quick thinker Goal-oriented team member, resourceful writer and creative multimedia user Proven proficiency in training in media, marketing, public relations, negotiation and management techniques Areas of Expertise People Management/Leadership Democratic Governance International Marketing Peace-building Communication and Outreach/Public Relations/ Business Communication International Relations/Cooperation Events Management and Planning International Conflict Management

Accomplished and energetic Communication and Public Relations Specialist, with a solid history of achievement in Communication and Public Relations. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include Communication and Public Relations, People Management, Leadership


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President and Founder Jan 2014Present Artists with One Voice (AWOV) Owings Mills, MD
  •  Direct and coordinate, the group Artists with One Voice (AWOV) bringing together over Ten African/ American Artists, to produce songs on Ebola and other related contagious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, to educate the public, while entertaining them using music and other forms of Arts called EDUTAINMENT
  • This Projects also seeks, to help raise awareness and mobilize International attention, The United Nations , the African Union, the Western Nations etc towards the fight against Ebola and others across Africa.
  • Focused is paid especially in the afflicted countries (Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia), using local languages and Media to inform, educate, the people on the prevention of the disease, while discouraging discrimination and stigmatization against victims and survivals of Ebola and HIV/AIDS within the local communities.
  •   Set up and managed, post conflict Communication and partnership Strategy for the United Nations in Sierra Leone (UNDP/UNIPSIL) which led to increase country office visibility and increased partnerships with key international and local media as well as donors, government and civil society organizations Coordinated the drafting of Government of Sierra Leone first post-conflict communication and outreach strategy that re-branded Sierra Leone as a peaceful and potential business investment destination. Mobilized local artists, civil society organizations and the Sierra Leone media in a nationwide nonviolent and free and fair elections promotion campaign 2007/2012 Coordinated the establishment of Sierra Leone first public broadcaster, through the merger of the United Nations Radio and the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Service (SLBS) into a vibrant Public broadcaster today called Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) to guarantee equal media access to all  political parties, government.civil society and the general public and to uphold post conflict peace-building and democratic gains for Sierra Leone.
Chief Executive Officer Jul 2013Sep 2014 International Business Communication Advisory services And Training (IBCAST) Freetown, W
  • Designed and conducted several hands on training courses in management, leadership, governance, communication and public relations, for senior government and corporate managers in Sierra Leone leading to outstanding and improved work place results all over the institutions
  • Trained, over 500 hundred Sierra Leone media professionals in setting up  and managing print and audio visual management, news production and documentary production as well as news gathering and editing.
Chief of Public Information and Spokesman Mar 2009Jun 2013 UNIPSIL Freetown, W
  • Chief of Public Information of the United Nations Integrated Peacebuilding Office in Sierra Leone (UNIPSIL) Sierra Leone West Africa.
  • Regularly organized and coordinated several, outreach and partnership and peacebuilding events, between the UN and strategic partners in government, media, civil society and donor institutions in promoting post conflict peacebuilding, democracy all over sierra Leone.
  • Founded and Coordinated the United Nations Communication Group in Sierra Leone composed of 19 agencies funds and programmes, with a view of exchanging views on the work of the different communication focal points and the promotion of the one UN with the media, government and civil society organizations.
Communication and External Relations Specialist Feb 2005Feb 2009 UNDP Sierra Leone Freetown, W
  • Created an managed the first Communication Unit for post-conflict Sierra Leone, providing on demand basis, communication support and managerial/ advisory services to UNDP/UN programmes in managing their reputation and visibility at the local and international level, managing overall projects budget of over US$1,000,000.
Chief of Cabinet and Communication Specialist Jan 2001Feb 2004 UNDP Cameroon Yaounde
  •  Directed and coordinated all communication and outreach and media  relations activities for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Cameroon.
  • Prioritized communication and public relations needs and direct appropriate and timely messages and timely response, to media and constituent inquiries.
Master of Arts: International Relations/International Communication Feb 2001 International Relations Institute of Cameroon (I Yaounde
MBA Degree Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) Strayer U I am currently in the third semester of my Executive MBA Studies at the Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) at Strayer University . I have undertaken the following courses, Business Communication, Leadership in the 21st Century, People Management. I am now doing the following courses for this semester Marketing in a Global Environment and Managerial Economics.
In the Institute, I am a Member of the Students Advisory Board (SAB), which represents the entire students body, regularly seeking students interest and relating them to the Faculty and Management.
Presently Attending) Washington D.C
Diploma Harvard University Cambridge, Massachusetts
International Institute of Events Management (IIEM) - Masters Certification in Events Management
Advanced Specialized Studies in International Relations and International Communication
Professional Masters: International Relations and International Commun IRIC-University of Yaoundé
Bachelor of Arts: Mass Communication ASMAC, University of Yaoundé
English, French, Krio
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Previous Companies:

  • Artists with One Voice AWOV
  • International Business Communication Advisory services And Training IBCAST

Previous Job Positions:

  • President and Founder
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief of Public Information and Spokesman
  • Communication and External Relations Specialist
  • Chief of Cabinet and Communication Specialist


  • International Relations Institute of Cameroon (I
  • Jack Welch Management Institute (JWMI) Strayer U
  • Harvard University
  • IRIC-University of Yaoundé
  • ASMAC, University of Yaoundé

Level of Education:

  • Master of Arts
  • MBA Degree
  • Presently Attending) Washington D.C
  • Diploma
  • International Institute of Events Management (IIEM) - Masters Certification in Events Management
  • Advanced Specialized Studies in International Relations and International Communication
  • Professional Masters
  • Bachelor of Arts

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