Lynn Roosevelt Wiggins: Director of Strategic Partnerships
Lynn is a 4th generation Detroiter who’s spent the past 20 years focused on local & national politics, workforce development, public policy and sales; working in marketing, government and with non-profit agencies (particularly dealing with youth, formerly incarcerated and adult job seekers) in Florida, the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, Nevada and Michigan.
After completing his Organizing Fellowship with The Organizing and Leadership Academy (TOLA), Lynn returned to his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, and has been working on multiple projects to help aid the city’s on-going renaissance.
He served as the Community Initiatives Organizer with D4 (Doing Development Differently in Metro Detroit) where he was responsible for strategically identifying and conducting presentations for organizations (i.e. labor unions, faith based, environmental, non-profits, residential groups) interested in their shared vision of implementing and utilizing Community Benefit Agreements (CBA) on projects such as the New International Trade Crossing (NITC), and the Woodward Light Rail Project; while working to pass the nation’s first Good Food, Good Jobs Act.
Subsequently he’s served as a Field Organizer with Obama for America & Bernie
2016; lead a plebiscite to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 per hour
and has worked on over 30 campaigns & ballot initiatives throughout the country with a 72.1% success rate.
Lynn most recently served as the Political Field Director for the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters & Millwrights (MRCC) and currently serves as the Principal for Solomon Consulting, LLC, a full-service political, economic and workforce development consulting firm, based in Detroit, MI.
He has a wife and 3 children, Genevieve Jean, and twins-Viviana Carmen & Jordan Jacob.