DeAmo Murphy has served as Director of External Affairs for Opportunity Resource Fund (OppFund), a CDFI serving all of Michigan, since 2018. He is responsible for enhancing the public profile/ brand recognition of OppFund throughout the state. He assists with Investor Relations and has a key role in cultivating and maintaining Partner/Stakeholder relationships with individuals, corporations, government entities, foundations, financial institutions, and faith-based organizations. DeAmo was lead the developer and is now the facilitator of OppFund’s innovative Justice Fund Initiative (JFI). He is focused on the JFI Roundtable, Outreach, and Community Education. He has over 30 years of political, non-profit, and community relations experience, which includes positions with the Wayne County Commission, Project Vote, Michigan Legislature, and NAACP (State Conf.-MI). He has served as a Lead Strategist/Campaign Manager/Consultant, Political Commentator (Talk Radio), and held top leadership roles for two local NPOs. DeAmo is an at-large board member of CEDAM. He also serves on the policy committees for both the Detroit and Michigan CDFI Coalitions. He majored in Psychology at Tuskegee University and is a certified Life Coach (HCI) with added training from Wellstone Institute, the Center for Progressive Leadership, and the Gamaliel Foundation.
DeAmo is in his second term on the board of CEDAM. He also serves on the policy committees for both the Detroit and Michigan CDFI Coalitions.
His motto is: “I Make Teams Better!”