In the News: NEXUS Brands Appoints Jodi Brockington
With over fifteen years of experience in the non-profit, corporate, and government sectors, Jodi Brockington has recently been appointed Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility & Philanthropy of NEXUS Brands, a corporation with community reinvestment through strategic partnerships with local non-profits at the core of its business philosophy. In this role, Jodi collaborates with experts in the areas of health, education and diversity in an effort to revitalize under-served communities’ commitment to healthy lifestyles, especially among youth.
Jodi brings to the NEXUS Brands team twelve years of experience having founded and grown NIARA Consulting, a full service company that provides marketing and business development services to individuals, nonprofits, small businesses and corporations as well as career and college coaching for youth and professionals. As the principal of NIARA Consulting, Jodi teamed with Operation HOPE to design a financial literacy program for youth; created the marketing and branding campaign for Tribal Ties; and worked with Entergy Nuclear Northeast to strengthen advocacy and outreach to diverse communities.
Previously, Jodi served as Vice President of Sales Management Administration at the Merrill Lynch Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Management, where she managed the Center’s team of consultants, marketing events, and the partnership with Benevon, an organization specializing in sustainable funding for non-profits.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Jodi was the Director of Alumni Affairs at the National Urban Fellows, Inc., where she was responsible for fundraising, strategic planning, and executing special events. Jodi is a Class of 2000 graduate of the National Urban Fellows. She has held roles as Director of Corporate Relations at the New York Urban League Inc., and was a senior consultant to California State Senator Kevin Murray.
Throughout her professional career, Jodi has demonstrated a strong commitment to educating and empowering young people. She served as the program director for Banking on the Future, is a former New York City Teaching Fellow, and is currently a PENCIL partner at Democracy Prep Charter School.
Jodi has been featured on the cover of The Network Journal, honored as one of the magazine’s 2004 “40 Under Forty,” has been recognized by the National Urban League as an Urban Influencer and a 2010 Young Gifted & Black Entrepreneur honoree.
Jodi earned Master’s degrees from the University of Southern California in Social Work; from Baruch College in Public Affairs; and from the Hunter College School of Education. She completed her undergraduate studies at UCLA.