Some of the many words to describe this Louisville, KY native and Nashville transplant. Kaneesha D. Martin is making a name for herself by encouraging individuals and organizations to discover and achieve greatness. She has gained extensive experience and respect in leadership, motivation, and communications from previous appointments and current responsibilities at IGNITE! IMC, a boutique communications agency, based in Nashville.
Kaneesha has many years of teaching and creating results-driven communication strategies in book publishing, non-profit organizations, education, sports, and music & film sectors. Her passion for marketing began in 90’s while working for WGZB 96.5 FM and WLOU/WLLV 1350 AM radio stations. Although her passion for all things communications- Training, Marketing, & Public Relations- were not discovered until later, Kaneesha found that teaching and talking were a natural fit.
All while balancing the agency life, Kaneesha is a professor of Business Communications at the historic Tennessee State University. She truly enjoys motivating and inspiring her students to becoming better communicators regardless the career path they choose.
She has obtained both her undergraduate (B.S) and graduate (M.Ed.) degrees from Middle Tennessee State University, respectively in 2004 and 2009.
Her hobbies include culinary exploration, spending time with friends & family, and reading great books. Married 15 years to her college sweetheart, Jason, they currently live in Nashville, along with their college-aged nephew Trey Patterson.