This month, I hosted a Coffee & Selfie with K. Renee’ Robertson, Account Executive for Panorama Travel Solutions. Based in Orlando, FL, U.S., she joined Panorama in April 2021. I truly enjoyed our conversation and learning more about K. Renee’ who is a mother, centered around her family and faith. She is also an ovarian cancer survivor who has used her strength to inspire others to live their lives with no regrets.
– Olivier Chavy, President of Panorama
In her current role, K. Renee’ builds strategic collaborations and partnerships within the non-profit and for-profit sectors under Panorama.
Here’s what K. Renee’ had to share!
My full name is Kennetta – Renee’ Robertson. When I was working on my first professional resume, a recruiter suggested I go by K. Renee’ as she felt I may be discriminated against when using my first full name. The name K. Renee stuck in business, and it worked for me in radio, and in media. My family and old friends still call me Kennetta.
The majority of my family is from South Carolina, U.S. I am Gullah Geechee. The Gullah Geechee Corridor includes the Sea Islands starting from the base of Virginia through North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and down to Jacksonville, Florida. So, I have family all along the corridor, but my parents live more inland. Through the years, like many African Americans, my family moved to other parts of the US and abroad, but we continue to have our family reunions every two years. I’m the organizer, which I love. Our family is at the core. Faith and family come first for me.
That I’m grateful for my journey. I think it prepared me for what we experienced last year. Because of my previous hardships — divorce, cancer — I looked at 2020 differently than others, because I previously had to decide what really mattered. 2020 was like a reset for many and allowed us to reflect. I was able to be in a space where I could console others and tell them it was going to be ok. I’ve always believed in living life with no regrets.
Also, I want to make sure I encourage all of our associates to participate in the Panorama Travel Solutions Business Referral Program to help grow the business!
The ability to influence others to have no regrets. During COVID, I worked for a cemetery in Atlanta consoling people and being a support system. I witnessed too many regrets. The “I love you”, not said, and dreams deferred too long.
[Olivier and K. Renee call her daughter]