Kirsten Poe Hill is co-president of Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc., an event production company based in New York City.
Founding the company in 1993 with business partner Renée E. Warren-Mebane, Ms. Hill has spearheaded several successful publicity and event/show management campaigns for corporations including Black Entertainment Television, Budweiser's "Whassup Guys," The Colomer Group USA, Diageo/Crown Royal, The Disney Channel, Essence magazine, L'Oreal/SoftSheenCarson and Paisley Park/Prince. She has also overseen national and international projects for non-profit organizations including the Leon H. Sullivan Summits (LHSF - Ghana Nigeria, Tanzania), The National Association of Black Owned Broadcasters (St. Thomas, St. Maarten), the National Black MBA Association and the National Bar Association.
These projects have allowed her to work with Presidents dignitaries and celebrities including President Bush, President Clinton, Tamron Hall, Valerie Jarrett, Vivica Fox, Van Jones, Diana Ross, Muhammad Ali , Patti LaBelle, John Legend, Jemele Hill and supervise events in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
Prior to co-founding NE, she held media relations, marketing and program operations positions at CNBC, WNBC-TV and Time Warner Cable. Ms. Hill holds an M.A. in Media Ecology from New York University and a B.S. in Television, Radio and Film Management from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, with a concentration in Psychology. In 2001 she was inducted into the Newhouse School of Public Communications Professional Gallery and in 2006 she was awarded the Chancellor’s Citation for Excellence in Public Relations. In 2009 she co-authored, You Buy the Peanut Butter I'll Get the Bread: The Absoultely True Adventures of Best Friends in Business with Renee Warren; they are currently working on their second book.
Ms. Hill is married to the Honorable Lawrence V. Hill, Jr.; they have one daughter and reside in the DC-area.
Renée E. Warren-Mebane
Renée E. Warren-Mebane is co-president of Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc., an event production company based in New York City.
Founding the company in 1993 with business partner Kirsten Hill, Ms. Warren-Mebane has spearheaded several successful publicity, video project and event production/show management campaigns for corporations/entities including Ariel Mutual Funds, Black Enterprise magazine, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Circle of Sisters/Inner City Broadcasting, Democratic National Committee, Martin & Bernice King and the National Urban League among others. She has also overseen international projects such as Gen II/Second Generation Leaders in London and produced the award-winning documentary, Africa: An Emerging Market which was shot on location in South Africa, Egypt and Ghana.
These projects have allowed her to work with presidents, dignitaries and celebrities including U.S. Presidents George H. & W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama; International Presidents Nelson Mandela/South Africa, Jerry John Rawlings/Ghana, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf/Liberia, Mary Robinson/Ireland; andcelebrities Angela Bassett, Danny Glover, , Jamie Foxx, Ledisi, Samuel Jackson, Holly Robinson Peete, Phylicia Rashad, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Alfre Woodard, and supervise events in Europe, Africa and the Caribbean.
Prior to founding NE, she was a reporter, journalist and held positions at The Virginian-Pilot, WTKR TV/CBS, Dow Jones and CNBC. She has also been a freelance writer, has her NY State Real Estate license and is an adjunct professor at New York University.
Ms. Warren-Mebane received a B.S. from Old Dominion University with a double major in Speech Communications and Criminal Justice with a minor in Political Science. She has received her M.A. in America Studies from Columbia University. She completed Southern Illinois University’s post-graduate program in London analyzing the British media and a Certificate in Finance from New York Institute of Finance. She has received awards from Forty Under 40 Achievement Award, New York Association of Black Journalists Honors Award, Old Dominion University Distinguished Alumni Award and the NYU Faculty Service Award.
She co-authored You Buy the Peanut Butter, I’ll Get the Bread: The Absolutely True Adventures of Best Friends in Business (Plume). Kirsten and Renée are currently working on their second book. Ms. Warren-Mebane currently shares her time between New York City and Richmond, VA with her husband and daughter.