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Khalilah LeGrand

Our Marketer of the Year is described as an excellent leader, who is dedicated to her craft, and certainly as the Director of Communications for Health and Human Services during a pandemic, she has proven as much. DHHS is the largest state agency in Nebraska with a budget of approximately $3.5 billion under the direction of CEO Dannette R. Smith. Dr. LeGrand joined the department in 2019 as lead spokesperson for the Department and oversees a team made up of public information officers, graphic designers, and a web, digital and social media team. Passionate about sharing positive and impactful stories and effective communication, she provides strategic leadership and employs multifaceted communications strategy to support these divisions and executive leadership. With over 15 years of professional and volunteer experience, she has led and worked on various initiatives relating to small business and underserved groups in the capacity of community outreach, public relations and business development.