Damon Autry is a communications professional, writer, panel moderator, and trusted strategic partner. He provides expertise in key areas of business communication, including internal and external communications, market research analysis, corporate statements, ghostwriting of op-eds, speeches and book forewords, corporate talking points, and equity and inclusion strategies. The author of two books, he also produces and pens scripts for live events, including the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration in Detroit, the annual Rainbow PUSH Global Automotive Summit, the United Auto Workers Community Awards event, and the Fritz Pollard Alliance Salute to Excellence Awards ceremony.
In addition to penning communication for busy corporate executives, Damon’s writing also chronicles the need for improved equity and inclusion in the North American automotive sector. One of his most significant accomplishments in this role is penning the 2020 BENCHMARK PLAN FOR PARITY document, a guideline report used by automotive manufacturers in their continued effort toward fortifying their diversity and inclusion initiatives.
Damon also conducted extensive research while developing and writing an 85-page booklet for the United Auto Worker’s National Ford Department. The booklet chronicled the 75th anniversary of the union’s partnership with Ford Motor Company. Additionally, Damon teamed with one of the nation’s top African American entrepreneurs to write a 20-page research document about the need for more entrepreneurs of color amid the ever-changing American population from a white-majority nation to a majority-minority nation.
Damon earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Central Michigan Universi