Derrick Clay has had an established career in Ohio politics and business. Mr. Clay joined New Visions Group in 2004 and assumed the title of President/CEO when he acquired the firm in 2014. Previously, he served as Midwest Political Director for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Ohio State Director for the Gore-Lieberman 2000 Presidential Campaign, and a staff member of the historic Florida Recount Committee. He also was the Ohio State Director for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Hero Program and Field Director for the Ohio Democratic Party. Early in his career, Mr. Clay served as the Executive Director of the Ohio Legislative Black Caucus (OLBC), as a legislative aide in the Ohio House of Representatives to former Assistant Majority Leader, and Finance Committee Chair Vernon Sykes and to the late Representative Jack Ford. He graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in business and organizational communication.