Andrea' (Dre') Carkhum

Andrea’ (Dre’) Carkhum, an accomplished executive in the corporate space since the early 1980s has numerous successful corporate experiences and joined the NEC Corporation of America in mid-2015. Prior to joining NEC Andrea' spent a career at IBM and contributed to the success of numerous IBM organizations.  

Her accomplishments include managing diverse teams across the globe with extensive expertise in the areas of project management, strategy planning and execution, human resources, personnel management, education and training, marketing, sales, business controls and audits.  She most recently holds the position of Global Business Development Executive. 

Andrea' has created and led innovative marketing programs and events that drive revenue and growth including leading IBM’s Smarter Planet initiatives. She has held prior consulting engagements with the NBA Retired Players Association and led the NBA’s Global Basketball without Borders events in South Africa.  

She has consulted with the National Black Child Development Association and has been a mentor and speaker at numerous events.   Additionally, she has held consulting engagements with several startup companies providing strategy and planning and forging strategic partnerships.  Andrea’ was on loan with the Atlanta Organizing Committee leading the 1996 Olympics providing enablement, training, and transportation logistics for 2000 volunteers.

Andrea’ is a skilled leader with a diverse background.  She is an excellent communicator with strong leadership skills, and creates an environment for success.  Andrea’ has a proven track record of creating measurable growth and optimal performance for IBM, IBM Business Partners and her many clients.  Andrea' has developed successful relationships with IT technology firms primarily in major growth markets such as Central and Eastern Europe, Latin America as well as the Middle East and Africa.  

Andrea' (Dre') Carkhum Sr. Manager, Corporate Marketing & Communications NEC Corporation of America

Andrea' (Dre') Carkhum

Sr. Manager, Corporate Marketing & Communications NEC Corporation of America

Decatur, Georgia, United States

Facilitation & Strategic Planning
Project Management

Career Stage
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  • Next Gen
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  • Encore
  • Emeritus