Ryan Gremillion serves as Policy & Research Director. In his role, he drives strategic initiatives and coalition building aimed at enhancing community and economic development, business growth, wealth creation, and financial protections in African American communities, particularly through the organization’s public policy activity. A native of Louisiana, he previously served as the Chief of Staff for the Office of Legislative Affairs, Policy and Workforce Support at the Louisiana Department of Education (LDE). Gremillion was a key figure in developing and implementing the regulatory and legislative strategies for both the LDE and its governing board, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). Prior to his LDE tenure, he served as Policy and Research Project Manager at the Baton Rouge Area Chamber where he managed policy issues related to entrepreneurship and small business, regional transportation, healthcare, and criminal justice.