Celeste Morris

President, Morris Allsop Public Affairs

Works in Business and Political Consulting

Can advise in Building a brand; Growing your customer base; Hiring, managing, & maintaining employees; Securing capital; Partnerships; Increasing sales; Communicating with stakeholders; Managing financials; Marketing

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Celeste Morris spends her days creating and implementing projects that will support and lift the voices of those traditionally not heard. In 2007 she founded, MorrisAllsop Public Affairs to serve as a partner, consultant and trainer for non-profit organizations, small businesses, minority-and-women-owned enterprises, and progressive political candidates and elected officials.  The firm’s focus is to assist its partners with marketing and promotion strategies, navigating the maze of government, legislation and policy making through training, direct advocacy activities and organizational support.  She has also created the Advocacy Academy Project to train faith-based and non-profit leaders how to advocate for their causes. 

Morris’ extensive career and experience as a leader in government, politics and business have included positions as Director for Minority and Women-owned Business Programs for NYC and the MTA, Chief of Staff in the NYS Senate, Technical Assistant and Operations Organizer for the NYS Council of Black Elected Democrats, Campaign Consultant/Manager/Constituent Director for local, city and state wide political campaigns, Government Relations Specialist for the NYC Transit Authority, Program Director and Trainer for Home Care Workers, Senior Center Director,  Publisher NYC Black-owned Business Directory (Big Black Book), a run and win as a candidate for election to Brooklyn Area Policy Board 8, and the owner of several business enterprises.  

The diverse group of clients she has served include Kingdom Faith Developers, New York State Foreclosure Defense Bar, Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, New York State Association of Central Service Professionals, Asian American Business Development Center, School Construction Authority, Cara Consulting, the Velez Organization, the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, DC 37-Local 1707, Bridge Street Development and various political campaigns including Ellen Edwards for Civil Court Judge, Kathleen Rice for NYS Attorney General, Clinton-Gore, Congressman Gregory Meeks, and Assembly Member Tremaine Wright. 

She is the Chair of Fund Development and Chairperson Emeritus of the Board of Brooklyn Legal Services, Treasurer of the National Board of Higher Heights for America, and a volunteer with the Workshop in Business Opportunities NYC.  Her firm belief is that small groups of committed people can change the world.