Troy Blackwell Jr. lives comfortably at the intersection of culture, politics and strategic communications. He serves as a Senior Advisor and Spokesman for the Biden-Harris administration as well as Chairman of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Youth Pride Chorus and Tonewall, the queer pop a cappella band of NYCGMC. As a bilingual crisis manager with a passion for public relations, Blackwell has counseled and supported nationally recognized organizations and campaigns, such as the Obama White House, Vice President Kamala Harris, Nike, SEIU and Color of Change. He is also the founder and CEO of Ready for Change, a political action committee that empowers progressive candidates and voters. —K.M.
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