Justin McCorkle
Market Manager, H&K International

Justin McCorkle received a B.S. in Political Science from Southern University and A&M College where he served as Student Government President 2005-2006. A strong advocate for civic engagement, criminal justice reform, public education reform, and youth empowerment he involves himself in a multitude of community outreach organizations, youth advocacy groups, and civic activism initiatives. In 2019 Justin, along with partners, launched the Synergy Network. The Synergy Network aims to be a group agent of change. The overarching goal is to increase the participation of citizens at all levels in the political process at the youth level, by helping to launch vibrant, action-based local Student Councils and district-wide Student Advisory Committees. Amongst voting eligible adults, The Synergy Network supports existing organizations and programs that focus on registering new voters while working diligently with community organizers to host regular town halls and mobilize the electorate through GOTV efforts during election cycles. It is Justin's firm belief that this work is necessary in initiating change throughout his community. "When citizens understand the true power of their vote, they become engaged and will hold accountable, the elected officials that have promised to bring about change in their neighborhoods while on the campaign trail."

Justin has spent over a decade in the private sector. Here he has become skilled in project management, sales, and customer relations. Justin has transferred all that he has learned in this sector, into his activism within the community. Believing wholeheartedly that the electorate are the "customers of our elected officials," Justin urges the community to demand the levels of customer service that they deserve.

Justin is sitting board member of the Independent Democratic Electors Association (IDEA). He is a lifelong resident of New Orleans, a product of the Orleans Parish Public Schools (2002) and has a vested interest in the betterment of the city and surrounding area that has allowed him to become the man that he is today.