Company: Fathers Incorporated
Location: Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
Kenneth W. Braswell, CEO of Fathers Incorporated, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in community services.
Mr. Braswell holds a certificate in radio broadcasting from the New School of Contemporary Radio and Broadcasting and completed extensive coursework in computer science, accounting, and information services through Albany Business College. At the beginning of his career, he recalls that his interests lay primarily in data and administrative work, and his dedication to community service and outreach was inspired by his former colleague and mentor, Jack Conway. Mr. Braswell met Mr. Conway, an anthropologist turned administrator with a passion for African American history, in the early 1990s while working for the New York State Department of Housing and Community Renewal. Mr. Conway’s deep cross-cultural knowledge and enthusiasm for service led Mr. Braswell to begin volunteering for the Empire State African American Arts Festival, allowing him to realize his true calling to community service.
He continued his work in the nonprofit sector and was named vice president of the Urban League of Northeastern New York, Inc., in 1996. Mr. Braswell left the Urban League in 2000 to become the executive editor and publisher of the Urban Voices Newspaper, where he would remain until launching Fathers Incorporated in 2004. Creating initiatives to support fathers, fatherhood, and the role of fathers in culture and communities has been Mr. Braswell’s primary drive since the early 2000s. He is a former board member for the Fathers & Families Coalition of America, past director of the New York State Fatherhood Initiative, and a member of the National Fathers Leaders Group. Since 2009, Mr. Braswell has served as the executive director of the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse in addition to leading Fathers Incorporated.
Throughout his career, Mr. Braswell has created and managed more than $75 million in fatherhood-related programming, including parenting and reading classes, media outreach campaigns, and policy initiatives. Within five years, he hopes to be able to expand his organizational mission to have a national reach and to build a new, permanent headquarters for Fathers Incorporated, in Atlanta. In recognition of his crucial work promoting active fatherhood, Mr. Braswell has been presented with Ebony Magazine’s Manifest Award, named to the Albany Business Council 40 under 40 List, and honored with a 2020 Small Businessman Award and a 2021 Corporate Citizenship Award.
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