Diversity Reboot Summit

The Role of Government in Creating Lasting Change

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The Role of Government in Creating Lasting Change

David Morgan, managing partner of D. Morgan & Partners, a government relations and public affairs firm at the center of business and the political system, will be joined in conversation by Derede McAlpin, SVP, Head of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, LEVICK to dive deeper into how we can use the body politic to create real, meaningful change in the worlds of race and representation.

Meet The Speakers

David Morgan
David Morgan
Managing Partner, D. Morgan & Partners

Mr. Morgan is managing partner of D. Morgan & Partners, a government relations and public affairs firm at the center of business and the political system. Prior to launching the firm, Mr. Morgan served for almost ten years as Vice President Government Affairs for the American Express Company. Notably, Mr. Morgan is President and co-founder of the Multicultural Media Correspondents Association, a nonpartisan nonprofit organization committed to moving the needle on media diversity. In addition, he is co-founder of the National Infrastructure Investment Alliance, a coalition comprised of investment and development industry leaders helping local governments secure financing and technical assistance for their priority public-private-partnership and Opportunity Zone projects.

Derede McAlpin
Derede McAlpin
Senior Vice President, Head of Litigation

Derede serves as head of the litigation communications practice at LEVICK. With more than 20 years of media and communications experience, she represents clients facing high profile crisis and litigation issues, including regulatory matters, cyber incidents, class actions, corporate scandals, and sexual misconduct allegations, among others. Prior to joining LEVICK, Derede served as vice president & chief communications officer for the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a global legal association representing more than 45,000 corporate lawyers in more than 10,000 organizations around the world. Her additional experience includes positions with Howard University, Superior Court for the District of Columbia, 6ABC News (Philadelphia), and a clinical at the City of Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office.