chief executive officer and founder of Sean James and Associates headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Sean began his career in New York City politics and government, serving as the Special Assistant to the former Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams (current Mayor of New York City). In 2016, Sean was named among 40 UNDER 40 in government, business and community by New York City’s Home Reporter Newspaper. After the successful 2017 re-election campaign of Borough President Adams, Sean felt a tug of his faith to step away from his beloved work in the public sector to begin his entrepreneurial efforts.
Sean is actively involved in various professional and industry organizations including but not limited to the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), Black Marketers Association of America (BMAA), Henry and Fulton County Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Black PR Professionals (BPRSA).
In addition to professional involvement, Sean remains committed to giving back to the community through his nonprofit, the Urban Male Institute for Leadership and Success (UMILS), through his leadership, the organization develops men of color from diverse walks of life with on-the-job training, internship opportunities and scholarships.
Sean is a proud graduate of his alma mater Long Island University. Dedicated to what he calls "the spirit of excellence." It is Sean's earnest belief that “if we are going to do anything worth doing, let it be the best thing we have ever done each and every time.” It is his life's purpose to educate, empower and propel people, helping them recognize that they matter, they can dream, they can believe, and they most certainly can become.