Raymone Bain

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Raymone K. Bain, Esquire, is a 2016 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient, awarded to her by President Barack Obama. She is Chairman, The Raymone K. Bain Companies, LLC, in Washington,D.C. Ms. Bain has a distinguished career as one of the country’s most influential problem solvers, media strategists, policy analysts, international brand experts, producers, and spokespersons. She is a crisis management and damage control guru, grassroots campaign manager, and longtime public relations and public affairs executive in corporate, entertainment, music, politics, government and sports. Ms. Bain is often referred to as "spokesperson to the stars," or as the Washington Post referred to her: "Keeper of the Famed." She is best known for her personal representation of some of the world's most powerful and prolific individuals, including: "The Greatest," Muhammad Ali, "The King of Pop," Michael Jackson, "International Tennis Champion," Serena Williams; and "Pop Icon," Janet Jackson; 12-Time Grammy-winning singer,songwriter,producer, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, Boyz II Men, Award-winning comedian, Steve Harvey, and "The Original Kings of Comedy:" Bernie Mac, Cedric "The Entertainer," D.L. Hughley, and Steve Harvey; The Reverend Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, and the African American Clergy Network (which represents over 1,000,000 parishioners); and D.C. "Mayor for Life" Marion Barry, Jr. Ms. Bain led the promotion of Mayor Barry's autobiography, "Mayor for Life: The Incredible Story of Marion Barry, Jr.," which made the New York Times Best Seller List, and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.

In 2006 history maker, Michael Jackson, made history again by naming Ms. Bain, an African American woman, as his personal General Manager and President/COO of the Michael Jackson Company. He subsequently appointed her to the Board of Directors of Sony/ATV Music Publishing; as his Music Licensing Agent for MIJAC, MIRAN and Sony/ATV Music; as Trustee of MJ Publishing Trust; and,made her a 10% owner of The Michael Jackson Company, as well as appointed Ms. Bain to the Board of Directors of the company, making her one of the most powerful and respected women in the Entertainment industry. In an October, 2006, Washington Post article, Michael Jackson was quoted as saying that he trusted Bain implicitly, and considered her to be one of his closest advisors.

One of the youngest in history to have ever worked in a professional capacity at The White House, at 21, she was an elite member of what they called at the time, "the Georgia Mafia," reserved only for the most influential Georgians with close proximity to President Jimmy Carter. C. DeLores Tucker, and Coretta Scott King were mentors with whom she spoke daily. A little known fact is that Michael Jackson was one of the last people to speak to Mrs. King before she died. Raymone set up the call through her friend, the late Yolanda King.

Raymone Bain is an unsung hero, who has cracked the glass ceiling into tiny pieces, and without much fanfare. Her representation of some of the most herald athletes and entertainers are testament to this fact.

While still a student at Georgetown University Law Center, she was hired by the legendary and iconic, Richard Pryor, and his powerful attorney, Terry Giles. They had just met her at a dinner party in Washington, D.C. She was just that impressive; and, she was only 25 years old.

Ms. Bain was Mr. Jackson liaison for over 3,500 media reps who covered the 2005 Jackson trial on a daily basis. Ms. Bain Continues to be interviewed by major networks on public relations and public affairs topics and sports and entertainment related topics www.connecttheworld.blogs.cnn.com/


POLITICAL ROLES and AFFILIATIONS

  • 2012-2013: Finance Committee: Terry McAuliffe for Governor of Virginia
  • 2008-2009: Finance Committee: Terry McAuliffe for Governor of Virginia
  • 2008-2009: National Women’s Leadership Committee-Obama for America
  • 2008-2009: National Finance Committee, Obama for America
  • 2007-2008: National Finance Committee, Hillary Rodham-Clinton for President

PRESIDENT BILL CLINTON

  • 1992 Clinton Presidential Inaugural Committee.
  • 1993-1994, Advisor to President Clinton’s National Services Program, which later became the highly acclaimed Americorps
  • 1992-1996 Clinton/Gore Presidential Campaign. Secured and supervised celebrity surrogate speakers and, 1992-1996 Clinton Presidential Inaugural Committee
  • 2002 International Aids Trust


EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Juris Doctor [JD]. Georgetown University Law Center. Washington, D.C.
  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science, Spelman College. Atlanta, GA.

ORGANIZATIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Founding Board Member, Recreation Wish List Committee, founded by former DC First Lady Cora Masters Barry.
  • Member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority

In her October 8, 2006 Washington Post Style section article on Ms. Bain, titled "Keeper of the Famed," Post reporter Theresa Wiltz, wrote about Bain, "Trouble is her specialty. Bain knows how to spin a crisis. She is, after all, a professional who has made a career out of managing perceptions…zealously guarding both her client’s images, and her own. She is master of the game."[1][2][3][4] [5] [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Keeper of the Famed, Teresa Wiltz, Washington Post Staff Writer,
  2. ^ The Power Source, With a distinction to her craft, Raymone Bain stands in a class by herself, Adoria Doucette, Washington Life Magazine, March 17, 2010.
  3. ^ The Power Source, Making History: How Raymone Bain is working to end teen suicide and bullying from Capitol Hill. Adoria Doucette, Washington Life Magazine, October 29, 2013.
  4. ^ Sister-2-Sister Magazine, Raymone Bain talks about life with Michael Jackson, Jamie Foster Brown, Sister-2-Sister Magazine, September 2009.
  5. ^ 12/ Power Players...Five Spelman Women Changing The Game in the Male Dominated Sports Industry, Spring 2012, Volume 122, Number 7.
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