Communications Professional.

About Damon

Damon Autry is a communications professional, writer, and panel moderator. Since 2010, he has penned communications for organizations in various industries, written two books, moderated automotive leadership panels, helped design and implement workplace inclusion strategies, and developed long-form research documents about diversity in corporate America.

Through his partnership with Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project, he wrote 2020 BENCHMARK PLAN FOR PARITY, an overview of the North American automotive industry’s quest for improved diversity and inclusion.

Damon has also ghostwritten op-eds, speeches, and book forewords for corporate executives, in addition to live event scripts for the Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration in Detroit, the Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit, the United Auto Workers Community Awards Event, and the Fritz Pollard Alliance Salute To Excellence Awards ceremony.

Book Excerpt

Live Event Scriptwriting

Scriptwriting for writer and author Jemele Hill.

Scriptwriting for Detroit news anchor Rhonda Walker.

Scriptwriting for Detroit radio personality Mildred Gaddis.

Scriptwriting for live event host Lauren Sanders.


Talking points for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Talking points and speechwriting for Rev. Jesse Jackson.

Video scriptwriting for Lieutenant Governor of the state of Michigan, Garlin Gilchrist II.

Speechwriting and talking points for retired UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles.


Creating content for leading brands.
"Damon has become a go-to resource for our writing and communication needs, particularly as it relates to our automotive initiatives. We look forward to his continued partnership with us."
"We’ve had many stories written about us during our almost 30 years in business, but none were able to encapsulate our journey in business quite like Damon’s piece."
“Damon has served as our de facto communications department, performing tasks ranging from internal communications to our PR outreach efforts. We’ve worked with them since 2010, and I couldn’t be more satisfied with the work he provides."
"We launched our e-newsletter when we expanded our service offerings in 2009, and the suggestions Damon made and the foundation he helped establish have been extremely helpful to the marketing success of our business." 
"I’ve known Damon for almost 40 years, since we were freshmen in high school. His character and integrity have always been on display, and they come across in the great work that he does."
"Damon has been invaluable in our efforts to develop external communication tools and strategies. He has a strong ability to translate our unique business challenges into clear messaging in the marketplace."

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