Reserved. Restless. Relentless
Steven Jumper is partner and president of strategy at Ghost Note – a strategic communications and development agency.
Lawyer, Blogger, Mentor
Donald K. Sherman is counsel on the Democratic staff of the House Oversight Committee in Washington, DC, and author of the unique careers blog “Somebody Does That?!” His
Lauren Wesley Wilson
Proactive, Persistent, Impatient
Lauren Wesley Wilson is founder and CEO of ColorComm, Inc. is a company focused on advancing the visibility and accomplishments of women of color in the communications, marketing, digital and advertising arenas.
PoliticalRefugee – to – PresidentialAppointee
Nate Yohannes is a Senior Advisor to the Office of Investment and Innovation (“OII”) at the US Small Business Administration
Aysa M. Miller is a career diplomat at the U.S. Department of State. He serves as Economic and Deputy Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.
Selfless, Driven, Compassionate
Dr. Staci Arnold is a board certified Pediatrician who specializes in pediatric hematology and stem cell transplantation. She has particular expertise in caring for children.
Resilient, Servant, #HereToStay
Deon Jones is the youngest elected official (ANC) in the history of Washington, D.C. He has a passion to provide opportunities for young people.
Martin Diego Garcia
Supportive, Straightforward, Stylish
Martín Diego Garcia is a first-generation, California native who has a passion for advocating for underserved populations by helping progressive
Never, Gives, Up
Tomica “Tom” Burke is the Head Chef and Creative Director of TomCookery–New Comfort Cuisine and Catering. A native New Yorker.
Independent, Free, Thinker
Ashley Bell was elected Hall Country (GA) Commissioner in 2008. The youngest ever,at the age of 27. In 2014 he announced his candidacy for Georgia State School Superintendent.
Lawyer, Writer, Entrepreneur
Kat Calvin is a lawyer, writer and entrepreneur. She is the CEO and Founder of Blerdology, Michelle in Training, DC Young Entrepreneurs and LilyPad Consulting. With a focus
Driven, Honest, Fearless
Zerlina Maxwell is a political analyst and contributing writer for The New York Daily News, Feministing.com, theGrio.com, BET.com, and EBONY.com. She writes about
Resilient, Powerful, Compassionate
Charlene is the national coordinator of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), an activist member-led organization of Black 18-35 year olds dedicated to creating justice
Authentic, Go-Getter, Blessed
Rebecca is the Senior Director of Engagement at the United Way for Southeastern Michigan, which mobilizes the caring power of Detroit
Inquisitive, Determined, Altruistic
Janaye Ingram is the Acting National Executive Director of National Action Network (NAN) and oversees NAN’s action agenda and legislative
Blessed, Optimistic, Ambitious
Maci Peterson is co-founder and CEO of On Second Thought – a mobile app that allows users to take text messages back.
Heather J. Foster currently serves as the Senior Director of Partnerships for the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.
Alonzo Washington is a Delegate from the 22nd District in the Maryland House of Delegates. Elected in 2012, Delegate Washington received the most votes in the District’s history.
Enchanta currently serves as Campaign and Project Management Consultant for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth. She is also the Principal and owner of E-Jack Consulting.
Fearless, Passionate, Achiever
Courtney Allen Curtis is a member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 73. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.
Quintin Haynes is currently serving as the Strategic Projects Manager for New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio and is also enrolled in the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. Prior to moving to New York, Quintin served as the Associate Director for Finance at The White House
Angelique currently serves as the Senior Director of External Affairs at the Ms. Foundation for Women and as an instructor for the Political Institute for Women. In both of these roles, Angelique has committed herself to building women’s collective power for social, economic and reproductive justice and equipping women to succeed as political candidates and advocates.
Stacey Y. Abrams is the House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District. She is the first woman to lead either party in the Georgia General Assembly and is the first African-American to lead in the House of Representatives.
Focus, Loyalty, Perseverance
Stanley is a lifelong resident of City Council District 4 in Honolulu, Hawaii. He now represents his home district. He graduated at the top of his
Husband, Uncle, Servant
Garrett Johnson is CEO and Co-Founder of SendHub a business-focused call and messaging solution with a long-term goal of replacing PBX systems with mobile apps and online dashboards
Dante Berry is Executive Director of Million Hoodies Movement for Justice – a national racial justice network that protects and empowers young people of color from mass criminalization and gun violence.
Ambitious, Athlete, Thoughtful
Privel Hinkati works as the Deputy Attaché for Information Technology and Security at the Embassy of France in the United States.
Advocate, Policy Expert, Friend
Jaime Harrison draws on his mastery of the legislative process to help his clients at the Podesta Group maneuver complex congressional alignments related to transportation
Professional, Powerful, Positive
Carolina Espinal is an Associate at Brunswick Group and focuses in public affairs and corporate social responsibility. She is a skilled professional who brings both political
Ebonie Johnson Cooper
Leader, Advocate, Entreprenuer
After seven years of providing marketing and communication management to corporations and private sector institutions, Ebonie currently uses her experiences and
Business + Service Leader
Ms. Hale is a seasoned real estate investment and finance executive, whose career spans nearly 20 years and involves more than $20 BN in transactions.
Going from foster care, the Juvenile Justice System Marvin Bing has truly been grounded on the ideology of “It takes a village to raise a child.” During the 1980’s in Philadelphia,
Ronnie S. Cameron
Entrepreneur, Athlete, Advocate
Ronnie Cameron is currently a professional football player in the NFL. Ronnie has also created a Newsblog network called BonfireImpact.com. Bonfire Impact covers social activism,
Leader, Family Man, Advocate
Steven is a Democratic member and Majority Leader of the Nevada Senate, representing Clark County’s 4th Senate District since 2005, as well as congressman-elect for Nevada’s
Paul C. Harris
Scholar, Professor, Advocate
Mr. Paul C, Harris is married to his bride of seven years, Taylor Harris, and the couple has two children, Eliot Mae (23 months) and Christopher Luc (5 months). He is currently an
Jamal A. Sowell
Scholar, Protector, Leader
Mr. Sowell is special assistant to University of Florida (UF) President Bernie Machen and the assistant corporate secretary to the UF Board of Trustees. In that role, he acts as
Activist, Inspiration, Friend
At birth, Hydeia was abandoned at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas where Patricia and Loren Broadbent adopted her as an infant. Although her HIV condition
Journalist, Activist, Theologian
Rahiel Tesfamariam is the Founder / Editorial Director of Urban Cusp, a cutting-edge online lifestyle magazine highlighting progressive urban culture, faith, social change, and global
Alex T. Johnson
Policy Changer, World Leader
Mr. Johnson has served as Representative of the Helsinki Commission at the United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Gregory S. Hall
Policy Changer, World Leader
Mr. Hall is in a unique field that impacts thousands of people throughout the world everyday. He is an attraction designer for Universal Creative. He works in the creative
Organizer, Activist, Strategist
Waseem Zaffar is a Labour Councillor for the Lozells and East Handsworth Ward in Birmingham, UK. He was elected on May 5, 2011, and he polled over 70 percent of the share of the
Visionary, Advocate, Leader
Ifeomasinachi Ike (better known as “Ify” which means “Every good and perfect gift comes from above.” James 1:17) is an artist, athlete, advocate, and attorney. On a full academic
Special Assistant to the President
Joshua DuBois is Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. As director, he
Ms. Zakiya Smith is as a Senior Advisor for Education at the White House Domestic Policy Council, where her focus is on higher education policy. Prior to this appointment, Ms.
Valeisha Butterfield – Jones
Leader, Visionary, Advocate!
Valeisha Butterfield-Jones is the National Youth Vote Director for the Obama for America campaign and the Co-founder and Chair of the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network
Paul C. Brunson
Match Maker Extraordinaire
In the last 3 years, IMPACT Leader Paul Carrick Brunson (also known as The Modern Day Hitch) has gained international recognition as one of the most successful matchmakers and
Founder, Envest Fund
IMPACT Leader Joshua Humbert founded the EnVest Foundation to educate, motivate and inspire philanthropists of all levels to make informed, sustainable, and legacy-
Tina and Trina Fletcher
Tina and Trina Fletcher are community leaders and entrepreneurs motivated to inspire and dedicated to serve. Born and raised in rural Arkansas, Tina and Trina are determined to positively
White House Staffer
Karen Richardson is an Associate Director responsible for conducting outreach to the international community, which includes domestically-based advocacy and
Traci O. Blunt
White House Staffer
Traci Otey Blunt, a veteran media, political and public affairs specialist, is Senior Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs. In this role, she is responsible for media
CEO, Green For All
Under Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins’ leadership, Green For All has become one of the country’s leading advocates for a clean-energy economy, and one of its most
Michael A. Blake
Man For The People
Mr. Blake is a man of God whose family says went from no house to the White House. His family is from Jamaica, West Indies has overcome remarkable adversity to get to where
Father, Husband, Lawyer, Leader!
Eric S. Casher is an associate at Meyers Nave, where he’s a member of the firm’s Public Contracts and Construction Practice Group. Eric was born and raised in the Bay Area.
NFL Player, Actor, Philanthropist
Sinorice Moss has challenged kids across the nation to Dare to Dream! Moss, a Florida native, played college football at the University of Miami, where he was a standout wide
Young Elected Official and Leader
Raised in the town of Denmark, South Carolina, January 2011 IMPACT Leader Bakari T. Sellers is a product of the proverb, “it takes a village to raise a child.” Growing up the son of
Author + Fashionista
Featured in Marie Claire, Glamour, The Washington Post, Essence, OUT and Uptown Washington journalist Helena Andrews is a purveyor of all things awesome. HarperCollins
President of Optimum Capital Management, Ryan Mack: Mr. Mack has a life mission to build and develop a durable financial empire geared towards educating his community and
Alisha Thomas Morgan
Alisha Thomas Morgan is respected throughout her home state of Georgia, and throughout the United States, as an impassioned political leader, rousing motivational speaker,
Darius Graham is author of the award-winning book, Being the Difference: True Stories of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things to Change the World. Darius received a
Natalie Cofield is President of the NMC Consulting Group a boutique consulting firm that specializes in business development, program management and public affairs. She
Hailing from Port Saint Lucie, Florida Joshua Moore is a 26 year-old Medical Student at the University of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. Mr. Moore is the epitome of an IMPACT Leader.
Jonathon Prince, the youngest of three boys, was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. The product of a single mother household after the divorce of his parents, Prince excelled
Melanie N. Roussell is currently serving as the Press Secretary for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Shaun Donovan. Specializing in crisis
Bizunesh “Biz” Scott provides strategic legal advice and counsel on general business matters, corporate compliance, cost-reductions, litigation, contracts, electronic
Alvin D. Vaughn
Alvin D. Vaughn, Jr. – Director of Policy and Communications for Ubuntu Green Alvin brings a wealth of public policy and media relations experience to Ubuntu Green. He began his career
Christian S. Johansson
Secretary Christian S. Johansson leads the Maryland Department of Business and Economic Development (DBED) with an accomplished background in economic
Mikaila Brown, Ph.D. is committed to raising awareness about issues around the world, especially those impacting African people throughout the Diaspora. A trained
Heather M. Hudson
Marian Anderson was heard saying, “Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.” Many would argue that age and experience
Rev. Matthew L. Watley
Reverend Matthew L. Watley is Executive Minister to the more than 8,000 members of the Reid Temple African Methodist Episcopal Church, one church in two locations where the