Political Leaders On the Verge Who will be the next Barack and Michelle Obama? We take a look at the emerging political players in the trenches—elected officials, activists and local leaders making their mark in the nation’s capital and around the nation.
Name:IMPACT: Joe D. Briggs, Adria F. Crutchfield, David J. Johns, Angela T. Rye and Ryan M. Scott Position:IMPACT Board of Directors
The five directors behind IMPACT, a networking organization for young professionals of color—from Capitol Hill staffers to CEOs and nonprofit directors—understand the importance of making connections in Washington, D.C. But in addition to networking events, the group holds candidate forums, lecture series and roundtable discussions to help emerging leaders use their influence to achieve social change.
“We’re about young professionals of color highlighting and supporting each other in their endeavors, wherever they might be,” says Adria. F. Crutchfield, 28, IMPACT’s Director of Political Education and a Congressional liaison for the Department of Housing and Urban Development.