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Omari Faulkner

Business Development Strategist & Diplomacy Expert; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

Omari Faulkner is a trailblazing business leader, a transitioning military and veterans employment champion, and a public affairs officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He provides thought leadership to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations globally. Mr. Faulkner’s areas of expertise include military veteran outreach, workforce development, human capital investment, organizational diversity & inclusion, and strategic business development.


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Based out of: District Of Columbia

Biography

Omari Faulkner is a trailblazing business leader, a transitioning military and veterans employment champion, and a public affairs officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He provides thought leadership to Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, universities, and nonprofit organizations globally. Mr. Faulkner’s areas of expertise include military veteran outreach, workforce development, human capital investment, organizational diversity & inclusion, and strategic business development. Driven by service and a passion to address the needs of the extended military community, Mr. Faulkner delivers solutions that assure veterans, military families, and the hundreds of thousands of active military members transitioning to the civilian world each year are gainfully employed. He has built and delivered multibillion-dollar growth strategies along with industry best rankings and recognition within his areas of expertise.

Today, Mr. Faulkner is President and CEO of Blue Fire Fed, a strategic communication and development company. Mr. Faulkner attended Georgetown University, where he was a member of the men’s basketball team. After graduating from Georgetown, he traveled to over 45 countries in various capacities, including a Sports & Cultural Envoy and Financial Management-Human Resources Officer with the U.S. Department of State. His exemplary service in these roles earned him national recognition and the State Department Superior Honor Award.

Mr. Faulkner expanded his passions for education and global diplomacy into the collegiate classroom as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and was recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2019, he authored a book called Athlete for Life. This manual provides student-athletes, parents, coaches and the sport development community with a blueprint for success and lifelong accomplishment by utilizing the skills obtained through education and competitive sports.

For Mr. Faulkner, success and service are synonymous. Today, he actively serves on several advisory committees and boards, advocating for quality education and diversity, service, volunteerism, veteran affairs, etc. Mr. Faulkner is the Founder and Board President of O Street International, a nonprofit organization focused on

transforming domestic and international engagement ideas and practices into high-impact solutions that energize cultural exchanges and educational solutions.

Themes

  • Military & Veteran Hiring

  • Recruiting & Engagement; Diversity & Inclusion

  • Sports & Business Growth

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