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Pamela J. Blackman | President & CEO

Pamela Blackman is the President and CEO of Joy Entertainment and Event Management, LLC. Dba Joy Management, Inc.

Pamela Blackman is a native of Chicago, Illinois and is the mother of two children and bonus mom to two. A graduate of Lindblom High School, Pamela aspired to soar high. Her self-motivation and unapologetic determination have landed her center stage in her life.  

Pamela’s journey has been full of excitement. She has obtained three bachelor’s and two master’s degrees majoring in childhood education, human behavior, society, social work, and psychology, and a Minor in African American studies. Pamela also served in the US Air Force National Guard as a Communications Specialist. 

Prepared for her professional journey, Pamela, embarked on a business venture early on. She knew without a doubt that she had a place in the professional world.  As she went forward to secure a place, in the business world, Pamela experienced what most everyone does, a cross road. Feeling uncertain about the direction should go in her business career, she moved on to become a Certified Nurse’s Aide and later received her Real Estate Broker License.  

It was then that she had that epiphany moment, where she realized that the foundation to her success had been laid. She found herself on a quite different road. She realized that the journey she had embraced and championed all along was the road map that would lead her to that place of success she saw early on. All her educational degrees and accomplishments; good works, and preparation led her to emerge as a business owner when she opened her first business, Kiddie Academy Learning Center.  

Over the course of 25 years of owning and operating five schools, Pamela also raised a beautiful family; Montrelle Reese is Pamela’s son who graduated from Howard University with a degree in Business Marketing. Pamela also has a daughter, Mieka Reese who attended Clark Atlanta University/MMC; Bonus children, Kendel Reese, a graduate of Morehouse University with a degree in Business Marketing and Maya Reese, her daughter, who currently attends Howard University pursuing a degree in TV Broadcast/MMC.

In addition to raising a beautiful, successful family, Pamela realizes her passion for the industry and talent/scouting, Public Relations, Major Operations, Leadership, and Business Management. Pamela is, by far, a successful business woman. She is above mediocrity. She does not court neglect. She is a mentor who inspires, educates and motivates those who find themselves in her circle. Those who have dreams to reach their highest potential and level of excellence are blessed to find themselves with a place at her table.  

As Founder and CEO of Joy Entertainment and Event Management, LLC. Dba Joy Management Inc., between album releases, leading 500 thousand + in donated funds campaigns for charities, Pamela has an extensive professional track record of success representing some of the country’s top brands and artists. Her Client, Malik Yusef was nominated twenty-four times for a Grammy and has won six! Pamela has recently been nominated for, Who’s Who of Chicago twice, as a Grammy Board Member, Honored by Zeta Phi Beta Sorority as” Someone You Should Know”, Honored by Game Changer Organization, Honored and named one of top 20 Most Influential Leading Women in Chicago and much more by over a total 300 African American Women Organization. Pamela is a certified Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children and has been sworn in by the State of Illinois. 

In addition to her many triumphs and noteworthy accomplishments both in business and personally, Pamela is a pioneer and recognized trailblazer in every industry she serves. Pamela is a woman of virtue who never seems to grow weary in her work. She is aware that it is a blessing to labor in purpose as she inspires others to adopt that same attitude. She houses a spirit of distinction and prominence. She is always ready to mentor and aid those who pursue career goals and growth towards their success.

Many have witnessed Pamela as she sows seeds of leading others to experience the benefits of their labor. A woman of excellence, she is, and she can laugh at the days to come as many aspire to walk in her shoes. Joy Entertainment and Event Management, LLC will remain a high functioning and continue to grow as a household name for all to know, love, and enjoy as the “go to” management company. 

Education

  • University of Illinois at Chicago and Valparaiso University.

    • 5 scholastic degrees; 3 Bachelors; 2 Master’s degrees, within the undergraduate Early Childhood Education; Human Behavior; Social Work; Psychology; African American studies

  • Certified Nurse’s Aide

  • State of Illinois Licensed Real Estate Broker

Societies, Affiliations and Charities

  • Court Appointed Special Advocate for Children; Sworn in by the State of Illinois

  • Who’s Who of Chicago

  • Grammy Board Member, Nominee

  • Honoree, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority “Someone You Should Know”

  • Honoree, Game Changer Organization, 20 Most Influential Leading Women in Chicago

  • 300 African American Women Organization

  • Chicago Who’s Who of Black America

Career

President and CEO of Joy Entertainment and Event Management, LLC. Dba Joy Management, Inc.