ADWOA REY, OWNER/CHIEF STRATEGIST
Your Seat At The Table’s Owner/Chief Strategist, Adwoa Rey, has over a decade of corporate, government, and non-profit experience. She has planned and managed over 100 events including small to large scale meetings, conferences, forums, workshops, concerts, fundraisers, congressional visits, receptions, and tours of government agencies.
Adwoa currently serves as Director of Finance and Development at The Faith & Politics Institute, an organization that advances our democracy by bringing Members of Congress together around common values to bridge political, racial, and religious divides.
Most recently, Adwoa served as President/CEO of Faith Link Inc., where she led the organization’s efforts to provide policy education and advocacy training to faith communities across the nation. Prior to that, Adwoa served as Manager of Federal Affairs at The New England Council, the nation’s oldest regional business organization, where she advocated for the interests of over 350 businesses across the six-state New England region in Washington, D.C. She was responsible for healthcare, education, and transportation policy.
Adwoa served in several key roles on Capitol Hill, including Special Assistant to the Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus, Connecticut Congressman John Larson, the 5th ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, where she coordinated outreach and provided policy and administrative support to the 231 Democratic members of the House of Representatives. Adwoa also served as a political fundraiser for federal, state, and local candidates.
Adwoa earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Southern Connecticut State University and her Master of Arts degree in Religious Studies with a concentration in religion, ethics and public policy from Howard University School of Divinity. Adwoa holds amanagement certificate from Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
BREON WELLS, POLITICAL STRATEGIST
Breon Wells serves as Your Seat At The Table’s Political Strategist. Breon is the CEO & Founder of The Daniel Initiative. Inspired by the biblical narrative of Daniel, this firm has provided clients with government relations and strategic communications services. Through TDI Breon has assisted non-profit organizations in developing public policy advocacy programs, and serves as a government relations strategist to influencers, non-profit organizations and faith leaders. Policy areas of expertise include: Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights, Foreign Relations, Cyber Security, and National Security.
In 2012, he served as the Vice President of Public Policy at Faith Link Inc., a National organization that equips faith communities to increase civic engagement and public policy education. In this capacity, he had oversight of FLI’s policy research and development.
Previously Breon served as a Congressional Aide on Capitol Hill working for two Congressional Members, and the Senate Armed Services Committee. Current clients include The Buried Alive Project; Hip-Hop Artist, Big K.R.I.T.; Civil Rights Attorney, Barbara Arnwine; Fuller Theological Seminary’s Max DePree Center for Leadership. Additionally, Breon serves as a Senior Advisor to the National Commission for Voter Justice; New Athens Creative; and the Buried Alive Project.
KIONNA CASEY, RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
Kionna Casey is a Research Associate at Your Seat At The Table. She has a background in Administration, Legal Research, Creative Arts, and Special Events.
Kionna currently serves as a Paralegal in Personal Injury and Malpractice Law. She has experience in multiple areas of law including Personal Injury, Defense Insurance, Malpractice, Contract, and Real Estate. Her work in the legal field requires several hours of research and collaboration with clients, opposing counsel, and other entities to reach a desired outcome.
Kionna earned a Bachelors of Science degree in Communications from Southern Connecticut State University and a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Branford Hall Career Institute. She is a Notary for Prince George’s County in Maryland.