Linda Peavy is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and the owner of LiPav Consulting, a marketing, grant writing, and communications firm. Services include non-profit consulting, fund development, marketing campaigns, event planning, literary representation, and book campaigns.

With over 21 years of marketing experience, Linda has developed marketing campaigns and collateral for special events, plays, educational programs, musical events, schools, books, individual clients, religious leaders, conventions, and major conferences across the country.  Her marketing skills have garnered publicity for clients in Essence Magazine, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the D. L. Hughley Show, Ebony Magazine, The Los Angeles Time newspaper, and Guideposts to name a few. Linda has worked with high profile individuals including Danny Glover, Delroy Lindo, Cathy Hughes, Nicole Ari Parker, Boris Kodjoe, Erica Alexander, Charlie Ward, Dr. Julianne Malveaux, and others.

As a non-profit consultant, she has provided services for more than six denominations and numerous organizations. Through her grant writing services, Linda has worked with the largest foundations in the region as well as governmental entities. She secured funding and business development over $17,000,000 for non-profit organizations. Additionally, Linda consults with foundations to provide seamless grant administration. She is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the American Grant Writing Association.

Linda’s 17 years of professional publishing experience has led to the publication of more than 500 books for authors. Self-published books are created under her LiPav Publishing imprint. She has worked with Ruby Dee, T. D. Jakes, Bishop Donald Hilliard, Dr. James Perkins, Dr. Gardner C. Taylor, and dozens of other authors. Her personal writings can be found in The Book of Daily Prayer, 2001 (United Church Press), Women at the Well, Volume 2 (Judson Press), and the Women of Color Devotional Bible (Nia Publishing). Linda has spoken before audiences exceeding 10,000 people, and she is a member of the Advisory Board for Precious Times magazine, a leading Christian women’s periodical.

An advocate for youth education, Linda serves as the Communications Director for the At the Well Young Women’s Leadership Academy and From the Fire: Leadership Academy for Young Men, an annual two-week summer institute for minority teens held on the campus of Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey. Linda earned a B.S. in Business Administration/Marketing and an M.B.A. in Management from the University of Akron. Her motto is “never let mediocrity be your measuring tool.” In December 2005, the Cleveland Chapter of the National Black MBA Association inducted her into the Leadership Hall of Fame. Linda is chosen each year for Who’s Who in Black Cleveland periodical. She is single and resides in Willoughby Hills, OH. She is devoted to her family, which includes seven sisters and brothers and several nieces and nephews.

Her free time is spent working on her blog, Cultured Curves: Sophisticated Style, Fashion, and Beauty for Curvy Women over 50 at www.culturedcurves.com. An avid traveler, her favorite destinations include Paris, London, and Honolulu.