Meet The Herd

Our Herd is a group of dynamic, powerful and influential communicators who are creative and will develop strategies to get you noticed.  Our team can tackle the most detailed programs, and we’re nimble enough to offer our services on reasonable budgets.

We set ourselves apart from other boutique firms by putting a seasoned team member on every account.


Denise Herd, MBA


Denise Herd, the visionary leader of Herd Strategies, has successfully created an integrated marketing and communications company with a proven track record in branding, marketing, public relations, creative design and communications training.

#FunFact: Denise owns a Harley Softail Deluxe and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.


Jihada Garrett, MBA Senior Account Director

Jihada Garrett, our Senior Account Director, has married her extensive experience in project management, education and community engagement to help us achieve dynamic results. She holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Michigan and a MBA from Howard University. She is also mom to our Future President of Herd Strategies, Amya Garrett.

#FunFact: Jihada moonlights as a life coach and often channels her inner "Iyanla Vanzant” to help keep the “Herd” on track.


Dinah Allen,

Account Coordinator

Dinah Allen is a graduate of Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis with a bachelors degree in Journalism and a concentration in Public Relations. After interning with Herd Strategies in the summer of 2018, she officially joined Herd Strategies in January 2019.

#FunFact: Dinah’s favorite hobby is roller skating and traveling the country with fellow skaters. In her free time she attends various community events.


Amya Garrett:

Future President of Herd Strategies

Amya Garrett, Future President of Herd Strategies, is a spunky six year old that has her eye on the prize. When she isn't managing the Herd office, you can find her elbows deep in her art supplies, dancing and singing to the latest Kidz Bop tune or being a fantastic big sister to her little brother, Aiden. Be sure to check out her blog, #AmyasWednesdayWakeUp, the second Wednesday of every month.