Company or Organization
The Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation
Darick J. Simpson is President of the Earl B. and Loraine H. Miller Foundation. Before joining the Miller Foundation in 2019 Mr. Simpson served as Executive Director of the Long Beach Community Action Partnership (LBCAP) and the Region IX Representative on the National Community Action Partnership Board of Directors. With his leadership LBCAP grew from 24 staff and a $1.3 million budget to over 80 staff and $11 million. During this tenure he also provided leadership in creating the Public Access Digital Network (PADNET.tv) which serves the Long Beach Community. PADENT has now grown its reputation for training community members, local teens and college interns from across the nation in video production. Throughout his career Mr. Simpson has established an excellent reputation as a community leader with diverse experiences that include business development, community development, youth programs and entertainment. His myriad awards and distinguished recognitions for service include prestigious regional and national accomplishments. In addition to corporate and community achievements, Mr. Simpson is a creative writer with three published books, a Spoken Word CD with Smooth Jazz and a podcast that are available on several international platforms. He was a member of the Recording Academy and a voting member of the Grammy Awards from 2008 - 2014. Mr. Simpson is also a proud Grandfather and alumni of the University of Alabama.