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Ishmail Terry

Chief Executive Officer

Ishmail Terry is the Chief Executive Officer of All Four One, the nation’s largest nonprofit organization devoted to social economic research and education public policy, advancing both the study of new urban development and improved educational public policy criterior.

An expert in government relations and social economic policy, Terry has pursued an array of public policy issues during his career, ranging from mental health parity and awareness to economic development in urban cities and at-risk youth initiative. Following his work as a Michigan House staff member for one of the State of Michigan House of Representatives’ foremost leaders on urban development and educational policy, he served as a communications advisor for several national nonprofit and educational institutions, including Wayne State University and the University of Michigan Dearborn and recipient of 2015 Ford Freedom .

Terry open All Four One in 2007 as its chief executive officer and chairman. He was a driving force behind programs such as the country’s only Brightest Star Program awarded the American Graduate Award by PBS and development of the first Adopt-A-School Initiative for Michigan school districts and our national events National Youth Leadership Regional Council Roundtable and Social Economic Forum in partnership with Flagstar Bank and Comerica Bank. In this role Terry represents the Agency before several audiences, including the U.S. Congress, Department of Labor and Economic, U.S. Department of Education Administration and New Leaders Council Convention. He has lectured extensively about the needs of social economic public policy and served on committees and panels of the United Way of Greater Michigan, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, MyBrother Keepers, and National Institute for Risk and Resilience, among others.

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