Allyn Brooks-LaSure currently serves as Executive Vice President for Communications at The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – a 70-year-old coalition of more than 220 civil rights organizations leading the fights that matter most to American communities. In this role, he is charged with broadening and extending the reach and effectiveness of the traditional civil rights movement.
Brooks-LaSure served previously as a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer, with domestic and overseas postings in Washington, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. As climate communications advisor in the State Department’s Bureau of Public Affairs, he managed the department’s efforts to showcase U.S. leadership on climate change – most notably at the 2015 Paris climate negotiations.
As an Obama EPA political appointee, Allyn co-led, all aspects of web communications, public engagement, media relations and production for the agency. Brooks-LaSure has also served as spokesman for two U.S. Senators, the National Prostate Cancer Coalition, and the Save Darfur Coalition. At The Caraway Group, Allyn led public relations client accounts for the Microsoft Corporation and the U.S. Army Accessions Command.
At his previous church, Brooks-LaSure served as president of the Young Adult Group and as a three-year member on the Staff-Parish Relations Committee (SPRC). He is a past board member of the Greater Washington Urban League (GWUL) Thursday Network and was a founding board member of the Virginia Leadership Institute.
Allyn is a New Jersey native and graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. He and his wife Chiquita have one daughter.