Award Winner

Monica Morton

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Ms. Morton is a 25 year Private Detective and Certified Covid-19 Compliance Officer and Health and Safety Manager whom as a Private Detective has conducted over 6,000 investigations and over 1,000 surveillances. She is a dynamic sought after speaker lecturing in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, Denver, Seattle, Toronto, London, Dubai and Vancouver to name a few. She is President and owner of K.N.O.W. LLC Sports & Entertainment Group providing investigations, cyber security, business due-diligence, business development, branding and marketing services to the NFL, NBA, A-list celebrities, and the entertainment community.

 

In addition, Ms. Morton is owner of Vanguard Int’l, a Risk Management Insurance Fraud Investigation firm providing services to national and global insurance companies such as MetLife, State Farm, Nationwide, Permanent General, Gainsco, USAA, Safeco, Aetna, Cigna, Allstate, Embark General, Tokyo Marine to name a few and numerous City, State, National and Government Agencies, Risk Management Divisions and Corporations.

 

Ms. Morton worked five years as a consultant for the entertainment division for Mid-America Capital, a multi-billion dollar venture capital firm. Ms. Morton rose over $200 million dollars in angel, private and equity funding for various domestic and international independent films.

 

Ms. Morton’s company was selected as a top female owned company by the Governor’s office of Georgia and is an Alumnus of the Governors Mentor Protégée Program an exclusive business incubator and was selected and completed Ted Turner’s Emerging Leaders Executive Program.

 

In addition, for 18 years Ms. Morton is Co-Executive producer in MMG, LLC a TV & Film development production company and has worked with hundreds of writers, directors and producers packaging films for theatrical & digital release formats. She is currently on-air Crime Expert Commentator for Jupiter Entertainments “Sins of the City” and “Fatal Attraction” on TV One. In addition she is a ground-breaker as the first “Black Female Private Detective” to be featured in a new Investigative TV series debuting in 2023 about her life and work.

 

Ms. Morton attended Ohio State University as a Criminal Justice Major and Psychology Minor. For 20 plus years her unparalleled passion and proven skills in Investigations, Crisis and Risk Management and overall impeccable business acumen, is why she is proud to have served as an Investigative consultant to numerous City, State and National governmental agencies.

 

In January 2021 she was featured in “Success Sisters Magazine” as one of the top 50 Entrepreneurs in the country to watch in 2021. In 2020 she was selected as one of the “World’s Greatest Women” and featured on their podcast and TV show. She is a member of The National Business Women Executives and Atlanta Women’s Business League and is an Advisory board member of 1913 MEDIA Group and the Women In Action Film Fund and serves as a lay counselor and is a member of Mount Paran Church of God and is a certified Life Coach/Life Strategist. She is currently working with officials in her county to open a shelter for victims of human trafficking in 2023. She splits her time between residences in Atlanta and Los Angeles.