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Darnell Strom

NMAH Board Member; Partner & Head of Culture and Leadership Division, United Talent Agency

Darnell Strom is a Partner & Head of the Culture and Leadership Division at premiere entertainment agency, UTA. Strom represents the most transformative figures, brands, and organizations across entertainment, media, sports, fashion, the arts, entrepreneurship, politics, and thought leadership. Prior to UTA, Darnell Strom was an Agent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA). At CAA, Strom developed relationships with clients and helped build their strategy for developing a vibrant platform across speaking, books, television, motion picture, technology, podcasts and digital. Prior to this, Strom served as a strategic advisor to actors, writers, directors, music artists, athletes, executives and corporations on their philanthropic and pro-social initiatives at the CAA Foundation.

In 2005, Strom was named Deputy Director of Scheduling to President Bill Clinton, working in the former President’s Harlem offices. He served in this role until 2006, when he was asked to create a program that reflected President Clinton’s vision of engaging the next generation of leaders, philanthropists, and social entrepreneurs in the work of the William J. Clinton Foundation. Strom formally launched this program in 2007 as the Clinton Foundation Millennium Network. The Millennium Network has been recognized by President Clinton as an essential fundraising component to the future of the Clinton Foundation. Strom began his career in politics, non-profit work, and social entrepreneurship. He served as Director of the Chair’s office at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, where he focused on political outreach to core Democratic constituency groups. At the conclusion of the Democratic Convention, Strom was named the Florida Director of Operations for John Kerry’s Presidential campaign, making him one of the youngest senior staff members of the campaign in a battleground State.

Strom currently serves on the public company board of Wynn Resorts. He has also been a member of President Obama’s White House Entertainment Council, as well as GQ’s Gentlemen’s Fund Advisory Committee and is a member of the Paley Center’s Media Council.

Strom graduated with honors from Florida A&M University with a B.S. in Political Science. He hails from San Jose, California and resides in Los Angeles, California