Courtney B. Riley
Proximo Marketing Strategies LLC, Owner/ Consultant
Peninsula Women’s Network, Past President
Thomas Nelson Community College, Adjunct Faculty
Kiwanis Club of Toano, Membership
Kiwanis International, District PR Chair
March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, Marketing Chair
Collaboration Space of Hampton Roads, Director of Marketing and Business Development
Cowork Gloucester VA, Co-Founder/ Co-Owner
RISE Marketing, Co-Founder/ Co-Owner
Balance Space Coworking, Co-Founder

Courtney Riley is the owner of Proximo Marketing Strategies, an international digital marketing firm based out of Yorktown, Virginia. Courtney also works as adjunct faculty at Thomas Nelson Community College, educating students on best practices for marketing in the 21st century.

In early 2017, Courtney helped to launch her second company, Cowork Gloucester VA, a business incubator created for entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses to work together in an environment that fosters community, productivity and creativity. Cowork members benefit from mentorship, education and exclusive resources, geared toward business growth.
In late 2017, Courtney took a position with a thriving dental practice, as the Acquisitions Executive. Alongside the doctor and board of advisors, Courtney works to research, purchase and develop dental practices throughout the Tidewater area, with plans to venture out of state in the future. Courtney uses her dental background and marketing experience, to duplicate successful systems and strategies at these new practices, ensuring they swiftly reach optimum performance.

In 2018, she partnered with two colleagues, to also launch the first childcare coworking space in Virginia, Balance Space Coworking LLC.

Recently named one of Hampton Roads’ “Top 40 Under 40” & “Hampton Roads’ 2016 Woman of Excellence,” Courtney is determined to change our world!
She has recently co-authored a book titled, Brass Ovaries: Own Yours, which features a collection of interview- style stories from highly respected women of diverse generations, industries, and backgrounds, from across the U.S. The book is inspired, like many of Courtney’s endeavors, by a passion to empower other professional women to “Own Their Brass,” and rise above the fears that hold them back from fulfilling their purposes.

Courtney serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations including but not limited to; Kiwanis, Peninsula Women’s Network and March of Dimes, and speaks Internationally on topics such as Social Media Marketing, and other platforms that serve these organizations as a catalyst for growth. She is the proud parent of a gifted baseball player and a 3-month-old baby girl, and married to love of her life. Courtney is passionate about empowering individuals to find balance between family and the entrepreneurial life, and attributes her own personal and professional success to her faith in Christ!

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