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Brandi Grayson to lead panel on the investor’s role in the community

Cordero Barkley, Brandi Grayson, Karen Menéndez Coller, Ryan Zerwer, Michael Sallaway

Urban Triage founder and CEO Brandi Grayson will moderate a panel titled “The Investor Role In Community Oriented Solutions” on Monday, October 10, the first day of the Wisconsin Leadership Summit.

Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.

Brandi Grayson is the proud mother of three daughters age 28, 27, 22, and a 5-year-old son. She’s worn many hats over the last 20 years. From a treatment foster parent to an adoptive parent.  To a community organizer, a comedian, and a radio talk show host to an assistant social worker. A list of her roles includes a Director of Programming, a Program Manager, a Business Manager, a Program Analyst, and a Realtor.  And it doesn’t stop there. She served as a Claims Adjuster, Field Inspector, and Field Manager for a construction company. Currently, she is the Founder, CEO, and President of Urban Triage, Inc, and Grayson Consulting, LLC. 

Many know her work with the Young Gifted and Black Coalition (YGB), which she co-founded in 2014 in response to the murder of Mike Brown, and most recently, her leadership as CEO of Urban Triage following the murder of George Floyd. Ms. Grayson embodies what she stands for: supporting healthy Black families, transformative justice & education, integrity, breakthroughs, and Black liberation, bringing decades of experience working with Black families and children and program development and implementation while simultaneously experiencing the intersectionality of Black vulnerability. Leading her to found and ground her work in creating a better world and understanding that a better world starts with self: self-awareness, accountability, integrity, self-discovery, and the will to heal. 

She takes pride in empowering, inspiring breakthroughs and transformation in Black people and Black communities. Her work reflects the attributes of Blackness that are rarely centered—Black excellence through healing, Black resilience, Black creativity, Black compassion, Black economic development, and most importantly, Black love.

Joining Brandi on the panel are:

  • Ryan Zerwer, CEO, Forward Community Investments
  • Cordero Barkley, partner and the director of finance and investments, Titletown Tech
  • Karen Menéndez Coller, CEO, Centro Hispano
  • Mike Sallaway, Executive administration officer, Ho-Chunk Nation

The Wisconsin Leadership Summit is the state’s premier professional development, networking and community-building event for people of color. It will take place October 10 and 11 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club. Registration is open now at WisconsinLeadershipSummit.com.