Not for Profit and Corporate Relations Specialist
Willis blends his corporate relationships, not for profit experience and political knowledge together for our clients to open doors & create new revenue streams of income!
Before coming to Flotron & McIntosh, Keith Antone Willis, Sr. worked as a sales consultant and sales coach for 15 years assisting small businesses and entrepreneurs start and grow their companies. In addition, he is a published author of the book “10 Laws of the Ultimate Rainmaker; Shake a Hand, Make a Friend, Get Paid” and vice president of sales & marketing for Who’s Who Diversity in Color Directory, where he is responsible for selling advertisement and sponsorships to the region’s major corporations. Willis has been a top corporate sales producer for over 25 years.
As regional VP for Real Times Media, Willis was the company’s most consistent top performer for 10 years straight, hitting monthly sales goal every month and a top 3 finisher. He managed 8 Midwest markets and was responsible for training and managing sales teams. Willis’ partial list of past corporate clients include: St. Louis Rams, St. Louis Cardinals, Wells Fargo, Edward Jones, World Wide Technology, Monsanto, American Express, Smith Barney, Allstate, American Family Insurance, Washington University, Saint Louis University, Anheuser Busch Company, Ball Park Village, Commerce Bank, Express Scripts, Emerson and Sprint.
Willis served as the associate executive director for the Human Development Corporation, managing 10 supervisors and 90 staff and support folks with an annual budget of over 3.5 million dollars a year. He also served as executive director for St. Paul Saturdays, Mentor St Louis and The Asthma Consortium and assistant director/principal for Emerson Park Development Corporation in East St. Louis. All the organizations were responsible for fundraising, grant writing, managing personnel and reaching and maintaining annual budgets.
Among Willis’ many accomplishments, he was named one of the “100 Most Inspiring St. Louisans” by the NAACP. Additionally, he received the 2011 Distinguished Entrepreneur Award, from the Dr. Martin Luther King State Celebration Commission of Missouri, and was recognized as the 2014 Member of the Year by the National Sales Network, St. Louis Chapter.
Willis has served on the School for Professional Studies, Saint Louis University Alumni Advisory Board and a Wyman Center Trustee.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Willis is a Saint Louis University graduate, a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. since 1979, married father of three girls and two boys.