The Team


Jessica Norwood

is founder of the Runway Project. She is also the executive director of the Emerging ChangeMakers Network, an organization dedicated to working with inspiring leaders and innovative ideas that end economic inequality. As a leading social entrepreneur in her region, she supports strengthening social enterprise and social investing as a way to build community resiliency. Jessica previously spent years in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, as a political fundraiser and consultant, raising millions of dollars for various campaigns. Jessica is a past member of the board of directors for the Highlander Research and Education Center, a former Emerging Leaders Fellow at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and the Political Power Fellow with the Hip Hop Archive at the Du Bois Institute at Harvard University.


Kevin Doyle Jones

joins the Runway Project as a connector. He is best known as the founder of SOCAP, as well as Good Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in social enterprises. He has also worked to launch several Impact Hubs, a network of more than a dozen work spaces for social entrepreneurs in cities across the world from Cairo to London.


Sidney Hargro


 Jason Towns


Derrick Braziel


Rodney Foxworth


Napoleon Wallace