Patricia Russell-McCloud, ESQ
Patricia Russell-McCloud has more than 30 years on the lecture circuit and is categorized as being one of the nation’s best. Her speaking style is engaging, highly substantive, well-researched, pertinent to her audiences, and entertaining, whether for the public or private sector. She is distinguished and distinct. Her style is classified as “big, broad and animated”, which leaves her audiences anxious for more.
Her presentations demonstrate, a master at her craft who specializes ascertaining the organization’s culture, interests and challenges the client, in turn, receives the value-add of the experience and exposure to this qualitatively measurable speaker who is, in a word, unforgettable.
Each year she speaks to more than 100,000 people in private and public organizations, in the United States and internationally. She encourages her listeners to surmount every obstacle that stands between them and the possible.
She earned her Juris Doctorate degree at Howard University, School of Law, Washington, DC. Prior to embarking upon her speaking career, for ten years, Russell-McCloud was an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission, Chief, Complaints Branch, Broadcast Bureau, Washington, DC. She followed her true passion which was to be a business entrepreneur and global professional orator. Born in Indianapolis, IN, a graduate of Kentucky State University and Howard School of Law, she knew that her true career connection was to prepare meaningful presentations for diverse audiences.
She has received many honors, including being presented more than 300 keys to American cities. She has served as the 11th National President of The Links, Incorporated, and the National Parliamentarian to the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She has been named as one of the top five business motivators in the country by Black Enterprise Magazine; identified as one of the top 10 speakers in America, “Success Runs in Our Race”; featured in ESSENCE Magazine, and in EBONY magazine as one of the most influential people in the United States, 2017-Inductee, HBCU Hall of Fame-Lifetime Achievement, and featured as the cover story of SPEAKER magazine, National Speaker’s Association 2007 July/August.
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