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Patricia Andrews-Keenan

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Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Media Executive
Public Relations Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Savory Food, Spicy Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
New York, Paris
Favorite Quote:
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.

Birthplace

Born:
7/19/1954
Birth Location:
New Orleans, Louisiana

Profession

Category:
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Media Executive
Public Relations Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Red
Favorite Food:
Savory Food, Spicy Food
Favorite Time of Year:
Fall
Favorite Vacation Spot:
New York, Paris
Favorite Quote:
Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You.

Birthplace

Born:
7/19/1954
Birth Location:
New Orleans
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Biography

Media and public relations executive Patricia Andrews-Keenan was born in 1954 to Pearline Henderson and James Andrews. She received her B.A. degree in journalism from Grambling State University in 1977, and went on to graduate from the Executive Leadership Development Program at UCLA’s Anderson School.

In 1990, Andrews-Keenan was hired as Director of Public Affairs at Jones Intercable; and, in 1996, she was appointed Vice President of Communications of AT&T Broadband in Deerfield, Illinois. A year later, Andrews-Keenan became Executive Director of Communications at Tele-Communications, Inc., where she served until 2002, when she was appointed as Comcast’s Vice President of Communications in Chicago, Illinois. Then, in 2007, she was hired as Vice President of Corporate Affairs at The Nielsen Company.

In 2008, Andrews-Keenan founded The Tallulah Group, a public relations, communications, media relations and community affairs firm, where she serves as President and Chief Strategist. Her clients have included Quarles & Brady, LLP, Merit Medical, Chicago State University, IlliniCare, LINK Unlimited, Columbia College Chicago, C. Cretors & Company, and the 100 Black Men of Chicago. Additionally, from 2008 until 2010, Andrews-Keenan was an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago, where she taught culture, race and media.

Andrews-Keenan has served on a number of organizational boards and committees. She has served on the board of directors of the Chicago Children's Choir, and was a past national president of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC). She has also served on the boards of Volunteers of America, the Naperville Chamber of Commerce and the DuPage County Girl Scouts. Andrews-Keenan was a former board chair for the Quad County Urban League, and has been appointed to the YMCA’s Black and Latino Achievers Steering Committee. In addition, she holds memberships in the Executive’s Club of Chicago.

Andrews-Keenan has also received numerous awards for her community relations work, including both a Silver Anvil and Gold Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America, as well as several Beacon Awards from the Association of Cable Communicators (ACC).

Patricia Andrews-Kennan was interviewed by The HistoryMakers on January 23, 2014.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her mother's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her mother's personality
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes the African American community in Tallulah, Louisiana
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about her mother's education and aspirations
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes how her parents met
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her parents' personalities and who she takes after
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan lists her siblings
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan remembers the desegregation of Tallulah, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes the sights, sounds and smells of her childhood
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her experiences at Wright Elementary School in Tallulah, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan remembers her home life
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan recalls her early interest in reading
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about her favorite books
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan remembers integrating Tallulah High School in Tallulah, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan remembers her teachers at Tallulah High School in Tallulah, Louisiana
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her early aspirations
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her family
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her decision to attend Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her first impressions of Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan recalls her extracurricular activities at Grambling State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan recalls her internship at The News-Press in Fort Myers, Florida
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about her time at Grambling State University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her early career in Denver, Colorado
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about her transition into the cable industry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about the acquisition of Syntel, Inc. by Jones Intercable
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her position at Jones Intercable
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about how she came to work for the Comcast Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes the changes in telecommunication laws
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her position at the Comcast Corporation
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about the Comcast Corporation's acquisition of AT&T Broadband LLC
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about C. Michael Armstrong's role at AT&T Broadband LLC
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about her involvement in the National Association for Minorities in Cable
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her presidency of the National Association of Minorities in Cable
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her role as vice president of communications at the Comcast Corporation
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about her role at Nielsen Media Research
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about the Tallulah Group
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan remembers teaching at Columbia College Chicago in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan reflects upon her career in the cable industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about her civic involvement in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about the future of the cable industry
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan reflects upon her life
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her plans for the future
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her experiences of workplace discrimination
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes her hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 6 Story: 5 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan reflects upon her legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 6 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan talks about her family
  • Tape: 6 Story: 7 - Patricia Andrews-Keenan describes how she would like to be remembered