Da-Venya ArmstrongJune 25, 2018
Da-Venya L. Armstrong President and CEO of Armstrong Creative Consulting (A.C.C.), is a native Miamian. Founded in 1999 and based in South Florida, A.C.C. provides creative marketing, public relations, event management and community outreach services to a variety of clients.
Over the past 19 years, A.C.C. has achieved an impressive track record. Most recently, A.C.C. was recognized as the Black Owned Media Alliance (B.O.M.A.) 2017 Black Advertising Agency of the Year. Da-Venya was also honored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. as a Trailblazing Woman in Business and Labor; Legacy Magazine Region’s Power Public Relations Professionals 2016, Living Legends Award by Excel International Church, and was named Legacy Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Black Leaders of Today and Tomorrow 2014.
Nearly 25 years of experience in broadcast and community relations has laid the foundation for Da-Venya’s success. Ms. Armstrong currently serves as the Executive Director of the James Jones Legacy Foundation. Her commitment to youth led her to serve as a Community Relations Specialist for the Florida State Department of Juvenile Justice – Opa Locka Police Youth Academy and also four years as the Director of the Carol City Satellite Learning Center, an after-school tutoring program. For six years, Da-Venya also coordinated a local, annual radio-a-thon to solicit support for the United Negro College Fundraising over $1 Million dollars from the faith-based community. In 1999, on behalf of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and New Birth Broadcasting Corporation, Ms. Armstrong also served as the Chief Coordinator for the countywide “Black Out 99” and the statewide “One Florida Rally” in 2000.
Ms. Armstrong was showcased as a female business owner by the Miami Times Newspaper. It was a testament to the progress that women have made as entrepreneurs. She was also nominated in 2011 for the Miami Herald’s “20 Under 40” recognition of emerging leaders. In 2010, Da-Venya’s knowledge of and work in the community, positioned her to serve on several committees: ICABA: Leading First ladies of Worship-Selection/Host Committee, Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce: Membership and Development, The Children’s Movement of Florida – Steering Committee Member.
She received the NAACP community service award in 1998 for establishing, advertising, and marketing an annual membership campaign—the largest campaign ever held by the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP. In 1999, she also received the General Manager’s award as New Birth Broadcasting’s “Employee of the Year,” while serving as Assistant Vice President of Operations.
In addition to being an award-winning Communications Consultant, Ms. Armstrong is passionately committed to causes that support equality, cancer awareness, and youth development.
Ms. Armstrong is a communications and marketing scholar from Miami Dade College and the University of Miami. Bringing passion and excellence to whatever she does, she is committed to helping others achieve their business and personal goals and working to build healthy families and communities. While she enjoys serving the community that she was born and raised, her greatest accomplishment is raising and nurturing her twenty-one-year-old daughter, Taryn.
Professional affiliations: Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, Black Owned Media Alliance(B.O.M.A.), ColorComm.