Raised in the inner city of Covington, KY, Kareem Simpson has long been a lover of downtown Cincinnati. Moving back to the Greater Cincinnati area in 2001, after a four year career as a Korean Linguist in the US Army, Kareem affixed his sights on completing his degree in Economics from the University of Cincinnati to accompany his degree in Korean Studies.
Just this past year, Kareem began a start-up business venture called BookMark Online
, which offers social media marketing services in addition to professional resume and business plan writing services.
In addition to being a business owner, Kareem has also been published in several print journals including The Covingtonian, The Anchor (Northern Kentucky University's Black Faculty/Staff annual publication) and Northern Kentucky Encyclopedia.
Community involvement and donating his time to the community has always been important to Kareem, which is why he volunteers in his neighborhood, holding the position of Council Trustee on the Pendleton Neighborhood Council
as well as serving as Secretary of Bridging Broadway