I am a dedicated and service driven Executive Assistant with 12+ years of experience supporting C-level and executive suite leaders of both private and publicly traded companies. I know how to be a strategic business partner while working across an enterprise at all levels with diplomacy and tact. I am detail oriented and organized: able to “view the big picture”, analyze situations, and quickly respond.

I left Cox Automotive in May of 2018 after nearly four years to take some time for myself. Over the course of the last several months, I have rekindled my love of running and actively training for my first full marathon. I have also become an active member of our community, serving those in need through various nonprofit organizations including the Atlanta Track Club, St. Jude, High Museum, Habitat for Humanity, Girls on the Run, Kate’s Club and the Alliance Theatre.

I am now refocused on my future. I am highly ambitious and ready to once again serve as a dedicated partner.

My blog can be found here: https://medium.com/goatmatters

Let’s connect!

My LinkedIn profile is: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilanakearns/

My Twitter profile is: https://twitter.com/KearnsIlana

Any and all advice/leads would be welcomed. Thank you.


  • Ilana Frenkel Kearns

    Strategic Business Operations and Communications Leader Connecting the Dots to Drive Process Improvement and Organizational Success | Chief of Staff


    With over a decade serving alongside top executives at global Fortune 500 and privately held companies as their trusted business partner and advisor, I provide strategic support for all operational efforts to relieve them of administrative functions, allow them to focus on strategic and tactical responsibilities, and achieve key business outcomes. The following are highlights of the value I’ve brought to organizations: Developed and lead and partnered with C-level executives to design and execute company-wide strategic initiatives, including working with department leaders to define, manage, and track their priorities. On-dollar projects, including new space build-outs, flagship events, and multiple-day offsite events to create team cohesion. Researched, prepared, and coordinated corporate communications and marketing programs to build awareness, and collaborated closely with internal and external partners to drive unmatched results. Guided companies towards increasingly sophisticated and effective use of technology, including effective remote work at the onset of COVID-19. Collaborated to produce and write articles, blogs, social media posts, and communications to build both professional and personal brands, increased partnerships, and boost revenue. Served as a Community Relations Strategy Leader for a multi-million-dollar corporation building relationships with 10+ unique nonprofits across the city of Atlanta and galvanizing volunteerism, sustainability, and people-driven community service. Reach out and connect with me here on LinkedIn so we can discuss the challenges you face with managing daily operations. I’d love to show you how I can lend my expertise to help solve them. Strategic Planning | Risk Management and Mitigation | Cross-Functional Leadership | Stakeholder Engagement | Corporate Communications | Project Management | Meeting and Event Management| Policy and Procedure Management | Collaborative Leadership | Workplace Culture | Resource Optimization | Conflict Resolution | Transparent Communications | Business Case Writing | Corporate Social Responsibility | Inclusion and Diversity