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The Comings & Goings column is about sharing the professional successes of our community. We want to recognize those landing new jobs, new clients for their business, joining boards of organizations and other achievements. Please share your successes with us at comingsandgoings@washblade.com.

 The Comings & Goings column also invites LGBTQ college students to share their successes with us. If you have been elected to a student government position, gotten an exciting internship, or are graduating and beginning your career with a great job, let us know so we can share your success. 

Congratulations to Antonio M. Driver who has been named by Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks as the county’s first LGBTQIA+ Liaison. This is a new position created by the Alsobrooks administration. Driver has extensive experience in activism, outreach, program management and operations, and community and social services, within the LGBTQ community.

Alsobrooks said, “We are excited to welcome Mr. Driver to Prince George’s as our new LGBTQIA+ Liaison.  We created this first-ever position after hearing the concerns of our LGBTQIA+ community about the lack of such a position within County Government. With Mr. Driver’s background, knowledge, and expertise, we are confident that he will support our efforts to further connect with our County’s LGBTQIA+ community. We strive to be a government that represents all communities and remain committed to ensuring that we meet the needs of all who call Prince George’s home.” Upon accepting the position Antonio said, “It is with great honor that I have been selected and appointed to fill this role. I look forward to bringing my seven years of expertise and professional relationships to this role to continue expanding the tremendous effort and work currently being done around getting resources and support to the LGBTQIA+ community of Prince George’s County.”

Driver is founder and executive director of SpeakOut, which has designed programs to provide LGBTQ people of color with a space to safely process thoughts, feelings, and emotions in order to strengthen their psychological and emotional fitness. Speak Out works to build a movement that erases the stigma associated with the Black LGBTQ community.  

Previously, Driver served as a family support worker for Catholic Charities in Washington, D.C.; a case manager for the Village Care Center in New York City; and as a program manager for the HIV testing program with the Pittsburgh AIDS Task Force.

Driver has an Associate of Science in Criminal Justice degree from Ashworth College in Norcross, Ga.; and will earn his bachelor’s in business administration in management from the University of Phoenix this year.

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