Speaker Profile

Don Coleman
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer / GlobalHue

A former NFL linebacker and lifelong entrepreneur, Donald A. Coleman is a visionary and pioneer in the advertising industry. An advocate of multicultural marketing, Coleman’s full service marketing communications firm, GlobalHue, has evolved into the total market agency for the New America. After graduating from the University of Michigan and serving a four-year stint in the NFL, Mr. Coleman began his advertising and communications career at Campbell-Ewald Advertising in Warren, Michigan. Afterwards, he worked for a Chicago firm that targeted the African-American consumer market. In 1988, Coleman started his own agency, Don Coleman Advertising, which, in 2002, he united with Hispanic agency Montemayor y Asociados and Asian agency Innovasia Communications to form GlobalHue. With offices in Detroit (Southfield) and New York, GlobalHue is one of the largest minority-owned, full-service marketing communications agencies in the nation. The agency handles total market commutations for Jeep and OneMain Financial, and for decades has been acknowledged for its multicultural expertise by its blue-chip clients, including Verizon Wireless, Walmart, Chrysler Group LLC and the U.S. Navy. His latest enterprise, GH Ventures, is an independent venture company that seeks opportunities in media, marketing and advertising to create alternative business for GlobalHue clients as well as for Fortune 500 companies.