Grammy Award-winning executive Amir Windom will speak at 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 16 at Bradford Auditorium as part of Kentucky State University’s (KSU) Black History Series and Men’s Conference. The month-long Black History Series will bring distinguished African-American speakers to Kentucky State University to motivate its audience. The Men’s Conference is hosted every year to encourage and inspire the men on KSU’s campus.
Windom is considered one of top entertainment and record executives of his generation. During his career, he has worked with top artists such as the band “Fun”, T.I., Trey Songz, Lupe Fiasco, Madonna, Bruno Mars, B.O.B., and Kanye West. He has also worked on several Grammy Award-winning albums, songs, and soundtracks that have earned a high status in the entertainment business.
Being a television and film music supervisor, Windom has helped create music and creative strategies for major companies such as Sony Pictures, Universal Pictures, and Lionsgate Films. He has also worked on TV shows such as BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” “Entourage” (HBO), ALPHAS (SyFy); and movies such as “Act Like A Lady Think Like A Man,” “TAKERS,” “Stomp the Yard 2,” “Despicable Me 2,” and “Why Did I Get Married 2.” Windom has helped create marketing strategies for ESPN, Kodak, Adidas, and Coca Cola.
When he’s not working, Windom serves the community as an active participant of the Grammy Foundation, 100 Black Men of America, Inc., Boys & Girls Club of America, the United Negro College Fund, and more.
A graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU), Amir Windom has received the 40/40 Young Alumni Award. This prestigious award is given to FAMU alumni under 40 years old who have made impressive accomplishments in their careers and communities. He is also a recipient of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc.’s Man of the Year Award.
Windom has given speeches at Harvard University, University of Southern California, Operation Smile Global Conference-Ireland, South Africa Music and Entertainment Symposium, Empower Me Tour, Radio One Music Summit, Howard University, Steve Harvey’s Mentoring Summit, Grammy Foundation, New York University, University of Kentucky, and soon, Kentucky State University.
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Kentucky State University, building on its legacy of achievement as a historically black, liberal arts, and 1890 Land Grant University, affords access to and prepares a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students through high-quality undergraduate and select graduate programs. Located in Frankfort, Kentucky, KSU offers associate (two-year) degrees in two disciplines, baccalaureate (four-year) degrees in 24 disciplines, master’s degrees in eight disciplines, and one advanced practice doctorate in Nursing. KSU has 129 full-time instructional faculty members and more than 2,000 students.