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Jade Brown-Russell is the founder and Principal of JD Russell Consulting. With over 17 years of legal experience and 15 years of diversity, equity and inclusion experience, Jade has consistently delivered results for her clients, and focuses her efforts on systemic, sustainable, and equitable reform. Jade remains civically active. She is currently the Chairwoman of the Urban League of Louisiana and is a commissioner of the Resilient Louisiana Commission.
Michelle L. Thomas is the CEO of The Thomas Consulting Group (TCG), a boutique consultancy that specializes in mayoral transitions and change management, served as the consultants throughout the transition. TCG has supported the transitions and administrations of several local leaders in the Deep South including Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans, Mayor Adrian Perkins of Shreveport, and Mayor Chokwe Lumumba of Jackson, Mississippi.
Kelisha Garrett is Managing Principal of Gen-X Consulting Group. She has an extensive background in the regulatory compliance and supplier diversity, medical, financial, insurance, and gaming industries. She has experience with both public and private agencies, including city, state and national business organizations. Kelisha specializes in the advancement of small and minority owned business organizations.
Arkebia Matthews is a skilled and proven leader with sound knowledge of developing and administering diversity and inclusion programs. Choice Marketing collaborates on specific projects where experience in building programming direction, including marketing, outreach and communications in the areas of equity and inclusion. Choice Marketing focuses its services on supplier diversity, community and partner outreach, DEI training, and government grants.
Dietra Cummings has experience in transactional law, including management agreements, settlements and releases, indemnity agreements and waivers, breach of contract notices, cease and desist letters, responses to subpoenas, and responses to regulatory (compliance) inquiries. Dietra has significant experience in gaming and entertainment law, specifically, casinos, hotels and racetracks. She also has extensive experience in e-discovery related to pharmaceutical/medical device and personal injury mass tort litigation.
Our clients trust us to handle there matters efficiently and effectively, and we take that seriously. Our team will overcome obstacles, find solutions and deliver results. We create wildly successful clients by doing whatever it takes to enable our teams to be transformational leaders in their respective areas of expertise.
We develop our people by providing an environment that fosters personal development and professional growth.
Above all, we are a team. That means we show up for each other, act with empathy, and bring our authentic selves to work every day. We are growing our team not for our own personal gain, but for each other and our legacies.
What do you do when no one else is looking? The JDR team acts with integrity and honesty, and focus on putting ourselves in the shoes of others. We measure ourselves against the highest standards of integrity and fiscal responsibility.