Biography

Brandon C. Armant is the President and CEO of BAMM | A Communications Company that boasts an extensive portfolio of creative marketing campaigns and digital media productions.  Brandon also serves as a Community News Columnist for Nola.com | The Times-Picayune, Louisiana's leading source for print and online news and information; and he is the host of The Blueprint, a BAMM Network production that airs on WBOK 1230AM.

 

Brandon has over a decade of experience in public relations, media relations, marketing, communications, public speaking, event coordination, and social media outreach. Prior to BAMM, Brandon served at O. Perry Walker Charter High School (an ACSA network school) as the Director of Institutional Advancement, where he led the establishment of the school's first ever alumni association and the re-establishment of the school's parent association.

Prior to that, Brandon served as the Director of Communications for the Algiers Charter Schools Association (ACSA) central office, where he successfully led a branding campaign to unify the identification of all ACSA network schools and marketed the organization with its first billboard and social media advertising campaigns. He began working with ACSA in January 2008 as the first Communications Specialist at O.P. Walker. While in that role, Brandon led the school's student recruitment campaign, branding O.P. Walker as the first public school in New Orleans with billboard advertising campaigns.

Prior to ACSA, Brandon worked as a legislative assistant for a Louisiana state representative, and as a field producer and assignment editor for WVUE-TV, FOX 8 News in New Orleans.

Brandon attended Loyola University to receive a Bachelor of Science in Communications – Broadcast Journalism.  He is also a graduate of the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.  In his spare time, he enjoys working with young people by volunteering his time as the sponsor of an extra-curricular activity at a New Orleans high school.  He is also a member of the Praise Team and the Choir at New Home Ministries in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Brandon currently serves as a member of the R. C. Blakes Senior Scholarship Committee Board of Director, and as an ambassador for the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce.  He has served on the Thurgood Marshall College Fund charter school Board of Directors, and the De La Salle High School Alumni Association Board of Directors.  He is also a founding member of the Alliance for Diversity in Excellence, and he's a member of the Urban League of Young Professionals, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Press Photographers Association, the Public Relations Society of America, the Advertising Club of New Orleans, and the Press Club of New Orleans.