The Partnership for Southern Equity (PSE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Greg Clay as its first Managing Director, Regional Organizing. In this new role, he will lead a team that is responsible for building PSE’s grassroots base and organizing operations to advance PSE’s advocacy goals.
PSE’s Organizing Unit is the primary way PSE builds the civic bench for advancing racial equity. This unit is comprised of issue area organizers, youth leaders, and our education and leadership development team that designs curriculum and custom offerings to advance the mission of PSE. The Organizing Unit serves as a critical anchor within the organization to deepen racial equity work and build movements that liberate communities from oppressive systems.
As a civic thought-leader, Greg’s advocacy and perspective on public policy, civic engagement, and operations started from his experience as a government practitioner, working for six municipalities across three states. This foundation in public service enabled Greg to work extensively with political and community leaders, diverse business communities, and other organizations on projects, programs and initiatives to impact policy, service delivery, and outcomes for various stakeholders. His additional experience in strategy development and execution, along with fundraising, empowers Greg to think of balanced, transformative solutions for communities.
Originally from Atlanta, Greg is a graduate of Atlanta Public Schools where he is heavily involved as an alumnus. He serves on his former high school’s Governance Team, has led initiatives around workforce development through CTAE programming, and served on the Atlanta Board of Education’s inaugural Equity Task Force.
Through his service he has been notably recognized in many ways including, Atlanta’s 2020 Top 40 Under Forty by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, the M.L.K. Jr. Service Award from the White House, a 30 for 30 Years Alumni Honoree from 21st Century Leaders, and the esteemed Whitney Young Service Award from the B.S.A. Atlanta Area Council. He has also been honored as an alumnus of Outstanding Atlanta, LEAD Atlanta (Leadership Atlanta), and the New Leaders Council. He is a requested speaker, panelist, and moderator on the topics of civic empowerment, millennial leadership and youth empowerment. He lives in the city of Atlanta, with his wife Shani, and is a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta, Inc.
Greg is a graduate of Florida A & M University and received his Master of Public Administration from the University of Kansas.