The first thing to know about Justin Bibb: He’s a proud native son of Cleveland. The second: He’s passionate about cities, entrepreneurship and social justice. 

Not one to shy away from big problems in need of big solutions, for the past 10 years, Justin has focused on improving the ways we live and work in cities together. As a Senior Adviser at Gallup, he’s driven the advancement and well-being of cities through research-based tactics. As Co-Founder of Hack Cleveland, Justin launched new social justice tech solutions aimed at closing the digital divide. Formerly, Justin worked to partner unique companies with diverse strengths as the Corporate Strategy Director at kgb Inc; and executed education and economic policies as the Special Assistant for the Cuyahoga County Executive

Justin earned his B.A. in Urban Studies from American University in Washington D.C. and the London School of Economics. Currently, Justin is pursuing his J.D/M.B.A at Case Western Reserve University. Concurrently, Justin lends his insights and experience to strengthen local Cleveland communities as a board member of Destination Cleveland, Teach for America Greater Cleveland and the Harvard Avenue Community School, and as a committee member on the Cleveland Museum of Art’s African-American Advisory Board

When he’s not helping underserved communities of color reach their potential, Justin is studying, presenting and writing about creating a national model of urban transformation. Follow his real-time insights on Twitter and Medium.