Troy Donte' Prestwood
Founder and Principal
Troy is a community architect, change agent, and communications expert. He is the multiple award-winning CEO of the Prestwood Group, full-service communication, marketing, media, and business consultancy based in Washington, DC.
With more than 20 years of experience and accomplishments, Troy's expertise lies in successfully conceptualizing and implementing innovative communications and marketing campaigns to drive market impact and expand brands. He has successfully launched several regional and national initiatives in collaboration with private and public sector organizations around healthcare, education, business and sales development, and electoral and issue campaigns.
A fourth-generation Washingtonian, Troy is a former D.C. elected official, serving three terms as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner and Chairman of ANC 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. He currently serves as president of the Ward 8 Democrats, vice chair of WAMU-FM's (NPR) Community Council, and a board member for LEARN DC Public Charter School after formerly serving 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 with the National Association of Black Journalists, the Washington Association of Black Journalists, and the Public Relations Society of America. He served the country in AmeriCorps and the D.C. Medical Reserve Corps.