Bernard is a phenomenal asset for any client who needs superior guidance in getting a message across to a specific audience. He comes with incredible expertise and knowledge, and as he gets to know your organization, there is an exponential increase in his contribution. He is determined to bring you across the finish line with flying colors, ahead of the pack. He is relentless and passionate in helping you reach your base.
That is exactly what Bernard did for the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA), a 501(c)3 charitable organization founded by Mercedes Ellington (the Duke's granddaughter). In 2015 Bernard came on board to redesign our aging website and coordinate a comprehensive strategy that helped us expand our reach internationally. His guidance, direction and creative input were critical ingredients in the success of the 24th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference in New York City, which DECFA sponsored this past year in New York City. Bernard "got the word out" to the right people--in exciting and stimulating ways. Scholars, educators, musicians and music lovers from all over the world discovered--and connected with--DECFA because of his ability to craft a compelling message. He reached through space and turned potential customers into buying consumers. He helped make our conference one of the most successful events in the history of the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts. Bernard is not only a web master, but a web wizard.
Michael D. Dinwiddie
Chair, Duke Ellington Center for the Arts
MiCHAEL DINWIDDIE, BOARD CHAIR, DECFA>