Dirck A. Hargraves, Esq.

Senior Vice President, Washington, DC

202-772-5047 \ dhargraves@voxglobal.com

Dirck brings over 15 years of experience successfully recruiting and activating vital allies for clients ranging from nonprofit organizations to Fortune 100 corporations. He is particularly skilled at advising clients how to foster inclusive cultures that attract and develop diverse talent. Dirck also is accomplished at identifying, educating and mobilizing key stakeholders and then providing them with traditional and new media tools to bring their voices to major decision makers and media markets at the right time and place.

Dirck, a past president of the Alexandria, VA NAACP, serves and has served on numerous boards and committees including: National Black Chamber of Commerce, Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission, Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation, the Association of University Centers on Disability Inaugural Gala, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Annual Dinner and the Corporate Advisory Councils of the Latino Coalition and Consumer Action.

At VOX, Dirck works with Fortune 500 clients to identify public policy positions that are of mutual interest to elected officials and advocacy groups alike, including: promoting the ubiquitous deployment and adoption of broadband in the United States; developing global market incentives for carbon reduction; and implementing reasonable legislative and regulatory safeguards to prevent another global financial crisis.

Prior to VOX, Dirck led another agency’s Public Affairs & Strategic Alliances practice and oversaw a talented and diverse team of consultants and ran grassroots campaigns which involved stakeholders including minority, consumer, disability, education, rural, senior and small business organizations.

Dirck also worked on Capitol Hill as a legislative counsel to Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Houston, TX) where he supported the Congresswoman on matters before the Judiciary Committee and the Full House, including the Financial Services Modernization Act, the Hate Crimes Prevention Act and the African Growth Opportunity Act.

Prior to serving as legislative counsel, Dirck practiced commercial litigation for the nation’s third largest multicultural law firm, Alexander, Bearden, Hairston & Marks, LLP. He was also a staff attorney with the FDIC’s Regulations and Legislation Section and an International Trade law clerk for the DC office of Gardner, Carlton & Douglas, LLP.
He earned his Juris Doctor from the Washington College of Law of The American University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania. He also attended the Université de Technologie de Compiègne in France and interned at the global bank, Société Générale.


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