Jeffery T.D. Wallace is a keen and innovative strategist with proven success in organizational development, program design and evaluation, and social advocacy. As President of LeadersUp he is charged with being both a visionary and architect – establishing the strategic framework for LeadersUp to fulfill its mission to create employer-led solutions for addressing youth disconnection that yield successful outcomes for both businesses and communities. Previously, Jeffery served as a Senior Program Officer for the Los Angeles Urban League where he led the human capital, programmatic architecture and policy agenda of the League’s comprehensive community change initiative in South Los Angeles. His leadership resulted in increased delivery of vital education, public safety, public health and community development services to over 10,000 residents and stakeholders.
As a dedicated community advocate, Jeffery continues to lead effective initiatives that are not only process-driven, but people oriented. In 2009, Jeffery became the Western Region Executive Director of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. In 2016, Jeffery was invited and won a coveted fellowship with the Presidio Institute. A dynamic public speaker, Jeffery has presented at various conferences including the Southern California Grantmakers Conference, The PolicyLink Equity Summit, The US Chamber of Commerce Global Supply Chain Summit, as well as a TedEx talk on Business and Entrepreneurship. Most recently Jeffery was the keynote speaker at the Future Ready Summit in Auckland, New Zealand and a panelist at the Clinton Global Initiative – General Assembly presented panel “Why Hiring Opportunity Youth is Good Business.” Jeffery is a native of Richmond, California and proud graduate of the University of California Los Angeles, where he received both a BA and an MA in Education, and the University of California Berkeley where he received his MA in Organizational Development. Jeffery currently resides in Los Angeles, California.