Kimberly Bailey Tureaud is a native of Las Vegas Nevada and the daughter of Bob & Anna Bailey. Growing up in Las Vegas Nevada was a wonderful experience for Kimberly and her older brother John Bailey, Esq. Kimberly’s parents always inspired Kimberly to be the best at what she did, and her entrepreneurial spark was always lit watching her parents successfully operate their family owned business.
Kimberly majored in Journalism and film and enjoyed assisting Spike Lee with the promotion of one of his first films in her senior year. The Spelman College experience had a tremendous impact on Kimberly’s out look on her life and how she plan on sharing it with others. Shortly after graduating from Spelman College, Kimberly went back to Las Vegas Nevada and pursued a career in the entertainment business. She examined her options and decided to move to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the entertainment publicity industry. Kimberly landed her first job with the King of game shows, Mark Goodson of Goodson & Todman Productions and worked her way up to the promotional department. She joined the local Black Public Relations Society organization and met many influential professionals in the field she wished to work professionally. Pat Tobin, who founded the Black Public Relations Society, took Kimberly under her wing and offered Kimberly a position in her publicity firm, Tobin & Associates.
Kimberly decided to take the job and work closely with her mentor who she admired. She became the top account executive in the firm when she brought client Spike Lee to its doors. Working in the industry also spilled over into the heart of the Los Angeles community where Kimberly coordinated key events and worked along side groups and organizations. President of the Los Angeles Urban League, John Mack, was admiring Kimberly’s work from afar, and after working with Tobin & Associates for six years, appointed Kimberly as the Los Angeles Urban Leagues Public Information Officer to oversee the new development of the Crenshaw-Baldwin Hills Plaza.
Once the Urban League’s Public Information’s contract ran out, Kimberly went back to the entertainment publicity and marketing industry and worked with some top agencies in L.A. representing celebrities such as: Paula Abdul, Atlantic Starr, Barry White and The Soul Train Music Awards. After marrying her first husband, Kimberly moved back to Las Vegas to start her family.
Kimberly and husband, Charles Tureaud, longed to officially open their own advertising/marketing & events company and currently made their dream a reality. They have operated Culturally Diverse Advertising/Media Relations & Events (CDA) LLC for over eight years and have published the nationally syndicated Historic Black Entertainment Calendar for the last six years. Currently, Kimberly is the co-publisher of Las Vegas Black Image Magazine. The magazine has been published for eight years.
CDA LLC has successfully built a brand for itself in the special events arena with: Taste & Sounds of Soul (13 years); The Las Vegas Culture Fest (8 years); The Soul Food Farmers Market; The Big Money Business Development Conference.
Kimberly is the proud mother of two sons, Jonathan age 26 years and Brandon age 16 and a loving wife to Charles Tureaud. Kimberly believes that her greatest contribution to her business and community is to be a living example for excellence in family, community and business.