VP Marketing, Walker & Co. Brands
Brand Innovators, an exclusive community of brand marketers from the world's top companies and brands, ranked Tia Cummings as a 2019 40 Under 40 honoree (South division). An Atlanta based award-winning marketer, Tia encompasses over 15 years of experience across the corporate sector, including fortune 500 companies like United Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, L'Oreal, Kellogg's and Intercontinental Hotels Group. Ms. Cummings currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing for Walker & Company Brands, which designs health and beauty solutions for people of color. Prior to her career in brand management, she had varied experiences in corporate philanthropy, manufacturing operations, and product development.
Tia attended Hampton University as a Presidential Scholar and earned her B.S. in chemical engineering. She also has an MBA from the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University where she was a Business Opportunity Program Fellow.
Cummings has always had a passion for community service and giving back to those less fortunate. Her 15+ year service record includes volunteering with organizations such as Junior Achievement, Citizen Schools and America Needs You. Currently, she is an active volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a member of her beloved sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
In her free time, Tia enjoys traveling the world, reading, and spending time with family and friends.