Troy Donte' Prestwood
Founder and Principal
Troy is a communications expert, community architect, and change agent. He is the multiple award-winning CEO of the Prestwood Group, a full-service communication, marketing, media, and business consultancy based in Washington, DC.
With over 20 years of experience and accomplishments, Troy has successfully conceptualized and implemented innovative communications and marketing campaigns that drive market impact and expand brands. He's worked with or launched several regional and national initiatives around healthcare, education, business development, and electoral and issue campaigns.
A fourth-generation Washingtonian, Troy is a former D.C. elected official, serving three terms as a Commissioner and Chairman of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A. He is a co-founder of River East Emerging Leaders (r.e.e.l.), a 501 (c)(3) leadership collective that engages and empowers the community. Troy currently serves as the chair of WAMU-FM's (NPR) Community Council; a board member for LEARN DC Public Charter School, and a Ward Chair for the DC Democratic Party. He formerly served on the boards of the Ward 8 Little League, Youngnificent, Inc., the Howard University School of Communications Alumni
Association, and the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Alumni Association.
A first-generation college graduate, Troy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism and political science from Howard University, a Master of Arts degree in digital journalism and public affairs from American University, and an executive leadership certificate from Howard University's School of Business. He holds memberships in the Public Relations Society of America, ForbesBLK, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the Washington Association of Black Journalists. He served the country in AmeriCorps' VISTA, the D.C. Medical Reserve Corps, and was a Delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention.