DeAmo Murphy, Opportunity Resource Fund (Detroit) — At Large
DeAmo Murphy currently serves as Director of External Affairs for Opportunity Resource Fund (OppFund); a CDFI serving all of Michigan. He is responsible for Investor/ Donor Relations, as well as enhancing the public profile/ brand recognition of OppFund through direct marketing and other communication methods. DeAmo also assists with the development and maintenance of Partner/Stakeholder relationships with individuals, corporations, government entities, foundations, financial institutions, and faith-based organizations. In late 2020, he developed and now facilitates OppFund’s community lending innovation called the Justice Fund Initiative.
DeAmo has over 30 years of Political, Non-Profit, and Community Relations experience. This work includes: State GOTV/ Elections Director (NAACP-MI), Constituent Affairs Director (MI Legislature), Political Strategist/Campaign Manager, Talk Radio Commentator, Consultant (DNC ’92 & ’04-Presidental), and Interim Executive Director for two NPO’s.
DeAmo’s experience is enhanced by training from: Center for Progressive Leadership, Wellstone Institute, and Gamaliel Foundation. He majored in Psychology at Tuskegee University, and is also a certified Life Coach. His motto is: “I Make Teams Better!”