Marcus Coleman

Marcus Coleman

Department of Homeland Security, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

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Voices of Inclusive Resilience

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About this Speaker

Marcus Coleman is the Director for the DHS Partnerships Center, one of several centers of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Marcus is originally from Tucson, Arizona; he has served at the intersection of public-private partnerships and faith-based and nonprofit organizations for more than 15 years. 

As the Director of the DHS Partnerships Center, Marcus leads a team focused on building partnerships alongside others at FEMA and DHS. These partnerships serve to advance equity in emergency management; strengthen climate resilience; improve the safety and security of the places where people worship; enhance fellowship; and serve and provide technical assistance to emergency managers, first responders and national security professionals to engage faith-based and community organizations across DHS. 

Marcus is an alum of Howard University, American University, Harvard University National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, and the Obama for America Campaign. Outside of his role at FEMA, Marcus stays active as a proud resident of Washington, D.C. He is an advisory board member for the National Institute of Civic Discourse, board member for Fair Chance, and an active member of the Truman National Security Project, the Next Generation National Security (#NextGenNatSec), the Diversity in National Security Network, and the Vanguard Fellows Program. 

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