Troy Donte' Prestwood
Founder and Principal
Mr. Troy Donté Prestwood is an experiential educator, connector, social commentator, facilitator, and fierce advocate for common-sense solutions for life’s biggest challenges. He is an award-winning CEO of the Prestwood Group, a full-service consultancy based in Washington, DC.
Troy’s two decades of contributing to the success of hundreds of multi-disciplinary projects at global brands, businesses, government, and organizations, makes him a sought-after media commentator and adviser to business and political leaders across the country. A life-long public servant and a strong person of faith, Troy believes businesses like The Prestwood Group can be part of the solution that creates lasting change for humanity.
Troy a resourceful leader adept at developing and executing high-profile, strategic, results-oriented campaigns in an agency or corporate environment with an impeccable eye for detail. He specializes in strategic planning, media relations, crisis communications, messaging, video production, voiceovers, event video production, technical writing, branding, collateral development, social media, interactive, public affairs, event planning, media buying, and advertising
Troy served three terms in elected office as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and chairman of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 8A.
A fourth-generation Washingtonian, Troy attended DC Public Schools and went on to graduate from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, later leading efforts to start the school’s alumni association. He served in AmeriCorps as a VISTA service member assigned to the former East Capitol Dwellings housing projects and is the founding editorial editor of the defunct District Chronicles newspaper.
Recognizing a growing need to organize the next generation of young leaders, especially from DC’s East of the River neighborhoods. He founded River East Emerging Leaders (r.e.e.l.), a leadership collective that engages and empowers the community. He serves on the board of the Ward 8 Little League and formerly on the board of Youngnificent, Inc., an afterschool youth services program based in Anacostia.
A first-generation college graduate, Troy earned a bachelor of art’s degree in journalism and political science from Howard University and a master of art’s degree in digital journalism and public affairs from American University. He holds memberships with the National Association of Black Journalists, the Washington Association of Black Journalists, and the Public Relations Society of America.