Originally a native of Detroit, Michigan, Dexter left his hometown to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There he was elected Student Body President for two consecutive terms, representing their 4,000+ student constituency. Coming from a strong background of entrepreneurship and business, Dexter’s leadership has played a key role in various professional contexts including: sales, recruiting, higher education, as well as spearheading and co-leading start-ups.
Canvassing the majority of the United States and more than 20 nations abroad, Dexter’s work has measurably empowered global communities – impacting leadership standards, social constructs, educational policy, and stimulating sustainable, equitable solutions for marginalized populations. His reputation has established him as a credible voice and thought leader, making him a highly sought-after advisor for global shapers around the world.
Dexter currently leads Forerunner, a cutting-edge consulting agency that provides strategy and planning services to clients across various industries. As Principal Consultant, his work is responsible for designing and implementing strategic plans, ideating brand cohesion and strategy, advancing community relations and advising executives. More operatively, Dexter functions as a strategist, a community leader, an idea generator and a plan developer. His leadership daily enhances the strategic and administrative success of both leaders and organizations alike.
Previously, Dexter served as the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Lambert, a nationally-acclaimed and award-winning public relations firm. There he was responsible for developing the diversity standards, metrics and programming for the company’s workforce. As the lead diversity champion and practitioner, his cutting-edge approach to DEI realized 100% of the goals set, with measurable benchmarks for the organization’s best practices related to talent, culture, and strategy.
Dexter is also the founder of Dexter Sullivan Enterprises, a business collective that facilitates consulting services, philanthropic projects, and other cutting-edge ventures. In 2020, DSE convened the Michigan Mobility Institute’s Mobility On-Ramp Collaborative, a State funded initiative that created long term talent solutions for the mobility industry. Dexter is a proud resident of Metro Detroit. He chairs the Black Legacy Advancement Coalition, a movement that builds Black power by providing education and resources that uplift communities. This group of leaders and allies are committed to crafting systemic strategies that secure the future of Black America through meaningful reform.
Dexter enjoys biking, good music, live concerts, road trips, and spending quality time with family and friends. He is an active member of his local church, and faithfully serves as a mentor and youth advocate in his community.