About the Diversity & Inclusion Chair

Charlene Payne, MBA, Enrollment and Marketing Manager, Carnegie Mellon University

Charlene is a marketing expert, brand strategist and industry thought leader with more than 15 years of experience helping executives and entrepreneurs understand how to inspire their teams, make an impact on their target audiences, and showcase their talent in the business world. She has produced brand identity campaigns for organizations like CaVell’s Specialty Boutique and Elahee Psychological Consulting Services, and directed the personal brand strategies of corporate executives and creative entrepreneurs.

She has built a solid reputation as a visionary problem-solver and creative tactician in the fields of brand development, graphic design, web design, SEO and analytics, marketing and strategy, project coordination and professional development.

Charlene is a graduate of Florida A&M University and Golden Gate University. She enjoys hiking, traveling, attending live theater and listening to live jazz.