A graduate of the
Program and the Coro Foundation Public
Affairs Institute, Kerman Maddox has extensive experience in strategic planning, media relations, community outreach and political guidance. Maddox has worked with numerous elected officials, legislative and governmental agencies, business organi- zations and non-profit groups. He served as a legislative aide to Congresswoman Maxine Waters, senior advisor to Mayor Tom Bradley, consultant to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, National Finance Committee Member for President Barack Obama and television commentator for PBS & KCBS Television.
As Managing Partner for Dakota Communications, Maddox develops strategic planning and media and public outreach programs for corporations, governmental agencies, faith based institutions, academic institutions and political candidates. He has served as a consultant and advisor for Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, State Controller Steve Westly, City Controller Wendy Greuel and Inglewood Mayor Roosevelt Dorn. Maddox still serves on the National Finance Committee for President Barack Obama and is an At-Large (Super) Delegate to the Democratic National Committee.
Maddox has developed numerous strategic planning and communication programs for corporations, small businesses, governmental agencies and community organizations.
Maddox formerly served as the Chair of the Open Access Alliance, an organization dedicated to making the Internet and the information highway available, affordable and accessible to all consumers, but especially those in low-income communities.
In addition to his numerous accomplishments in public affairs, Maddox teaches political science at the Unruh Institute for Politics at the
Maddox formerly served as the Emmy Award-winning co-host of the PBS public affairs program “Life & Times”. In 2001, he was given the outstanding community service award by