Veteran communications professional Keith Antone Willis Sr. joined the Who’s Who publishing team in 2004 and was working in just St. Louis eventually was promoted to Director of Market Development and Sales for eight markets for the specialty brand of books. He served as Special Projects and Communications manager for the President of the Saint Louis Board of Alderman Lewis Reed’s mayoral campaign. He has sold sponsorships for motivational speaker Les Brown. For the Award Winning Lizz Brown Radio Show and her syndicated columns he was Sales Director. Willis has served as a media consulting for Phillips West Public Relations firm in Kansas City.
As a sales and marketing consultant Willis’ current list of clients is very impressive! He writes sales columns for newspapers, magazines, and blogs regularly. Willis is currently Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Who’s Who Diversity in Color and a Marketing Strategist for Salem Radio Group.
Author, Publisher, Sales & Performance Coach, Willis has the passion, desire and motivation to show the next generation of sales executives what they can accomplish! His first book, The 10 Laws of the Ultimate Rain Maker; Shake a Hand, Make a Friend, Get Paid is available on Amazon.
A member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. since 1979, was named one of the “100 Most Inspiring St. Louisans” by the St. Louis NAACP, he also received the Dr. Martin Luther King State Celebration Commission of Missouri, 2011 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award. Willis also served on the School for Professional Studies, Saint Louis University Alumni Advisory Board and for 6 years was a Wyman Center Trustee.
A current member of the National Sales Network, St. Louis Chapter was recently recognized as the 2014 Member of the Year.
A family man with three daughters and two sons, Willis lives in St Louis with his wife Ericca. Willis is an alumnus of Saint Louis University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in organizational studies and a minor in psychology. He also attended Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where he majored in communications.