PAMM Corporate Luncheon: Q&A with Brenda Freeman

We’re just a few weeks away from our Twelfth Annual PAMM Corporate Luncheon. On Wednesday, October 23, 2019, the event, presented by Constellation Culinary Group, will highlight the convergence of art and technology. Join other corporate leaders who understand the importance of the business community’s commitment to the arts. Don’t have your tickets yet? There’s still time to purchase them here.

We sat down with host committee co-chair Brenda Freeman, chatted about the inspiration behind this year’s theme, and talked about what guests can expect.

brenda-freeman-headshot-cropPAMM Corporate Luncheon Co-Chair Brenda Freeman.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I have lived in Miami for two and a half years. I am a marketing and communications professional and founder of a marketing consulting firm called Joyeux Marketing Group, where I advise small startups and Fortune 500s on branding, go-to-market, and digital strategies. I am the mother of two grown children that reside in New York City. I live in Midtown, in the Wynwood/Design District area. I am a lover of the arts!

How did you become involved with Pérez Art Museum Miami?
Before moving to Miami, I was already familiar with and enjoyed visiting PAMM when in town. Once I became a resident, one of the first things I did was to become a member of PAMM and become an Ambassador to PAMM Fund for African American Art. It’s important for me to be connected to the cultural arts community where I live.

Ambassadors for African American Art exploring Ebony G. Patterson . . . while the dew is still on the roses . . .

This year’s theme is the convergence of art and technology. How does that theme resonate with you?
Well, the theme of art and technology resonates deeply with me since I usually describe my own life journey that way. I started my career as a design engineer and after graduate school, evolved into marketing. I love the process of creating content that moves people with emotion, and now that we have advanced customer digital tools available to us, the trade requires heavy use of both left brain and right brain—my happy place.

All funds from the luncheon support PAMM’s art and education outreach programs. What does it mean to you to be a part of an organization that gives back to the community?
I receive a wealth of personal fulfillment from PAMM’s mission of supporting art and education in the community. I prioritize my volunteer time doing much of the same, and it is why I am so thrilled to be a co-chair this year with Laura Kaplan.

Frank Unanue, Jorge M. Pérez, Maureen Gragg, Debi Hoffman, & Naeem Khan
Frank Unanue, Jorge M. Pérez, Maureen Gragg, Debi Hoffman, and Naeem Khan at last year’s Corporate Luncheon. Photo by

What are you looking forward to the most for this year’s event?
I am looking forward to witnessing the guests’ reactions of excitement when they hear about the innovative work that is being done in our community in the arts and technology area. I am certain there will be a few audible “ohs” of surprise and big smiles of excitement. 🙂

Don’t miss out—get your tickets today!

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