Cedric Demond Mobley
- Position: Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Marketing and Communications
- Department: Marketing and Communications
- Division: Office of the President
Cedric Demond Mobley is the Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Marketing and Communications at Fort Valley State University, the institution’s chief communications officer. He leads the university’s Marketing and Communications Department, charged with promoting the brand of the institution through increased visibility, aggressive and effective marketing, and meaningful messaging. Mobley previously served as Associate Vice President for Institutional Communications at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). As MICA’s chief communications officer, he was responsible for the college’s media outreach, marketing, publications, positioning, and internet activity. Under his leadership, the college’s press coverage increased by more than 200% annually and social media followers increased by six times.
Mobley has also served as the national consulting coordinator for the National Black MBA Association’s Leaders of Tomorrow Mentoring program (LOT), mobilizing more than 200 mentors across the country to help some 800 high school students maximize their potential. He was the creator of the organization’s annual Success Boot Camp, LeaderTech STEM careers program, and Global Community Service Project, and was the principal co-founder of the LOT National Business Case Competition, which in its 16th year has awarded more than $400,000 in scholarships and programming support to minority students from all over the United States. In addition, he has been a consultant on programming and communications for organizations including the National Association of Black Accountants and South Carolina State University and a speaker for the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund.
Previously, Mobley was Associate Dean for Strategic Marketing and Communications at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, helping to generate more than $50 million in revenue for the school and leading production on publications that have won six awards for production, design, creativity, and printing. Prior to Georgetown, Mobley was an account supervisor and marketing director for the public affairs department of Porter Novelli, one of the world’s largest public relations agencies, and marketing manager for the United Negro College Fund, responsible for raising over $21 million in donations and pro-bono support through direct marketing and public relations associated with the “An Evening of Stars/ Lou Rawls Parade of Stars” telethon.
Mobley is also a past chief of staff and communications director for the Congressional Black Caucus chair, managing Congressional staff and communications outreach including speechwriting, press relations, television show production, website design, and newsletter editing. He is a graduate of Florida A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in marketing, and a certified Project Management Professional.
Mobley is the past host of the Politickin’ talk show on XM Satellite Radio. The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) awarded him its National Helping Hands Award for community contributions, as well as NBMBAA Washington, DC chapter recognition including the Legacy Award, Community Service Award, President’s Award, Choice Award, and MBA of the Year Award.