A lifetime member, Deanna L. Hamilton serves as Vice President of Partner Development for the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), where she oversees the expansion and development of NBMBAA’s brand visibility, impact, and financial resources in the marketplace. Deanna is responsible for the development and implementation of the sales strategies to support the NBMBAA’s market impact to ensure key stakeholder engagement.
Prior to serving the NBMBAA, Deanna was Founder and former CEO of Circle One, Inc., a consumer product marketing and multi-format printing company specializing in commercial print, direct mail, specialty printing, packaging and point-of-purchase marketing collateral. Deanna’s strategic vision, excellent leadership, organizational and analytical aptitude, along with her proven ability to influence business partners directly impacted Circle One’s robust growth. Circle One was quickly established as an emerging leader in the print industry. Prestigious honors bestowed upon Circle One include, National Minority Supplier Development Council Regional Supplier of the Year, and Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council Supplier of the Year.
Deanna honed her craft in the Consumer Product Marketing and Printing Industry during her tenure as Chief Financial Officer of Origen Partners, an Innerworkings Company, responsible for the overall financial plan and accounting duties. As a strategic member of the Origen team, Deanna’s business acumen directly impacted an astonishing 900% growth rate.
Continuing beyond the successful start of Circle One, Inc., Deanna’s passion for The Art of the Deal drove her to launch a management consulting division under the banner, Circle One Associates. The enterprise specializes in private sector growth strategies for entertainment and sports properties. Deanna partners with her clients to identify their highest-value opportunities and most critical challenges then aids in delivering transformational strategies for business growth. Circle One Consulting offers a knowledge base and functional expertise in the key areas of Strategy and Corporate Development, Organizational and Operational Optimization, Capital Fundraising and Sourcing, Alternative Investment Diversification, as well as Finance/Accounting and Sales/Marketing.
Fortune 500 companies including Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, General Electric, and The Interpublic Group of Companies have entrusted Deanna to skillfully drive the financial thermometer of their organizations.
Deanna holds a dual Master of Science Degree in Finance and Management, and a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance from Walsh College.
Deanna has been honored with the Community Service and MBA of the Year Award by the NBMBAA, Atlanta Chapter, Diversity Magazine’s Top 50 under 50 Corporate Executives, Atlanta Business Journals’ Top 25 Influential Women in Atlanta, and the Lincoln Motor Company Rising Star Award.