Portia's career in the entertainment industry jump-started after college when she signed with a modeling agency in Miami. Five years later she started producing fashion shows, then stepped behind the scenes as VP of Talent Development for Ethnicity Model Management - New York, followed by a leap of faith move to Los Angeles where she worked for an Oscar award-winning talent management firm who successfully guided the careers of Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson and many others.
Her breakthrough into the events industry was when she was offered the position of Social Events Manager for the annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), planning and executing celebrity red carpet events throughout the 4-day festival for 6 years. In 2008, Portia transitioned back to the East Coast and spear-headed the events department at the Harvey B. Gantt Center, a state of the art museum and cultural center with three levels of event space. As Events Manager, she managed over 450 events within 3 years, and served as internal event planner for museum exhibition openings, including Tavis Smiley's America I am Grand Opening Exhibit.
Since the 2013 launch of The Kee Group, Portia has been the creative force planning many high-profile events, including former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst's Homecoming Reception, worked two Democratic National Conventions, and has branded herself as the "Event Philanthropist" executing numerous annual philanthropic fundraiser events and galas.
Portia holds a B.A. in Public Relations from North Carolina A&T State University, and earned a certificate in Meeting & Event Planning from UNC-Charlotte. She is based in the Queen City of Charlotte, and is mommy to her Princess Victoria.
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