Makeda Mays Green
Makeda is Senior Vice President, Digital and Cultural Consumer Insights at Nickelodeon. In her role, she evaluates the most effective ways to reach diverse target audiences through innovative research methodologies across Nickelodeon's platforms.
Previously, she served as the Director of Education & Research, Digital Media at Sesame Workshop (the creators of Sesame Street), where she examined the potential of current and emerging digital media platforms to provide quality educational material to children and families.
She has delivered several keynote addresses, headlined at numerous national conferences and guest lectured at Harvard University, New York University and Temple University. She is the author of Makeda: Moving Up in Media and has appeared on The Learning Channel, CNN.com, MSNBC.com and Good Morning America Now.
Green is also a proud advisory board member of Raising Good Gamers, an initiative developed to create positive change in the culture and climate of online video gaming for youth; Determined to Educate, a non-profit designed to support underserved youth through mentoring programs, and The Ferguson Public Library. She holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.A. and Ed.M in Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Green resides in Stamford, CT with her husband and three children.
Kenny is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a career spanning finance, community advocacy and corporate sustainability. He has held several corporate leadership roles, including Chief Financial Officer of Access for Life, a medical device start-up, and Global Head of Accounting and Financial Reporting for Arch Wood Treatment, a multinational manufacturer, and was most recently appointed Director of Sustainability for a Fortune 100 company.
He is passionate about financial literacy, purpose fulfillment and value-based living. Kenny's background includes serving as a member of the National Advisory Board for the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), sitting on the board of The Carroll Family Foundation (founded by retired NBA player and Milwaukee Bucks Assistant Coach DeMarre Carroll), and being appointed as a City Commissioner to the Urban Redevelopment Committee by Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons. Additionally, he has appeared on numerous television outlets including The Learning Channel, Fox and HBO.
Kenny holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Wesleyan University and a master's degree in Accounting from the University of Hartford. He is also a Certified Internal Auditor with additional certifications in Financial Sustainability Accounting and Risk Management Assurance. He is the author of the upcoming book: Faith, Finance and Purpose.
Kenny resides in Stamford, CT with his wife Makeda Mays Green (a television executive) and their three children.