New Orleans native, California-based Darren Isom has some serious swagger. A brilliant mind, global bon vivant and non-profit/arts expert, Darren has graced the sectors of arts management, youth development direct services and trade finance in New York and Western Europe. As the Executive Director of the Memphis Music Initiative, Darren is paving the way for professional development through youth programming. A graduate of Howard University, Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, and Columbia Business School, Darren has been an activist around issues concerning disconnected youth and LGBT communities of color. He is as fabulous as he sounds. Come through, Mr. Isom.