Brandon A. Jessup exemplifies the power and commitment of community leadership. A captivating and inspirational speaker, Jessup’s dedication to his community has led him to the forefront of this generation’s leaders. Jessup continues building his community through leadership and service. He is currently C.E.O of Michigan Forward Urban Affairs Group, a progressive political and communications consulting firm. In 2012, Michigan Forward helped lead the campaign to collect signatures to freeze and place on the ballot the egregious Public Act 4 of 2011 that was struck down in November by voters across the State. Later that year, Brandon served as the State African-American Vote Outreach Director for Organizing for America-Michigan and later on the 2013 Presidential Inauguration Committee. Brandon is an Executive Board Member of the Michigan Democratic State Central Committee and candidate for State Representative for Michigan's House of Representatives.