Jermaine Peguese
Executive Assistant, Detroit Branch NAACP

Jermaine Peguese is the Executive Assistant and Special Projects Coordinator with the Detroit Branch NAACP. In this role, Peguese facilitates several key tasks including serving as staff committee chair for the Economic Development, Health, Membership, and Young Adult committees. He is also the staff lead for the Detroit Branch NAACP's Building Resources In Detroit Giving Expanded Services (B.R.I.D.G.E.S.) youth summer employment program, Back to School Stay in School Rally, and a Census 2020 Coordinator.

Peguese is a big believer in being strategic, possessing positive energy, and being a selfless leader. He believes in having goals and breaking life into phases in order to achieve or attain them. He holds memberships with Epsilon Gamma Iota Inc. Delta Chapter, Brothers for Love Achievement Culture and Knowledge Inc., Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Related Sciences, Collegiate 100 Black Men of Tennessee State University, Detroit Young Professional, and 2014 Build Institute Alumni.

Peguese is currently a transfer junior at Wayne State University majoring in Construction Management. He is no stranger when it comes to construction, having spent four years in project management/estimating and six years in warehousing where he monitored schedules, cost impacts, labor and cost reports throughout projects to ensure budget control. Some of the projects he has worked on include Chrysler Group Assembly Plants: Manual Sealer Upgrades, Phosphate System Installation, Miscellaneous Booth & Decks Installation. Detroit Housing Commission: Gardenview Estate Phase 3, Cornerstone Estate, Emerald Springs Estate.

Peguese is passionate about uplifting and helping others. He has served in a variety of roles and industries that have helped to expand his skillset and his commitment to being of service. Peguese is focused on neighborhood revitalization through construction management and workforce development. Peguese's vision is to change the mode of how minorities can prosper in the construction industry as well as in the neighborhoods they live in. He believes the best way to solve this problem is to connect skills and opportunities with people that lives within these communities.