Kimberly Lannear joins the National Museum of African American Music as its Communications Manager. Having earned a Communications degree from Boston University, the Brooklyn native’s first taste of working in the media field was through an internship at Seventeen magazine, and a year later she landed her first job as an assistant at Time Inc.’s Real Simple. She brings her experience creating visual, written and social media content for Alexandria Library in Virginia, which earned the organization media placements in The Washington Post, NBC4 Washington, Fortune Magazine, C-SPAN and local publications in the Greater Washington D.C. area.
As a graduate of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center’s Project Music program, Kimberly founded a music-tech startup, Scripturally Sound, which connects scriptures to songs in one simple search, and offers songwriters the opportunity to share the inspiration behind their music. Kimberly, a granddaughter of a pastor, is passionate about the impact of gospel and Christian music, which she believes can be used as an aid to foster bible literacy. She has enjoyed volunteering for The Bridge and Rocketown, and is a member of Black in Tech Nashville.