Lamell McMorris Expands Leadership Role to Include Miles College

Founder, CEO of Perennial Strategy Group appointed to the Miles College Board of Trustees

Lamell McMorris

Washington, DC, May 6, 2013:  In a pivotal year for this designated member of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) located in metropolitan Birmingham, Alabama, the Miles College Board of Trustees recently appointed their newest member to its ranks. Lamell McMorris, Founder and CEO of Perennial, a Washington, D.C.-based family of businesses, will join the board on October 16, 2013.

McMorris, a graduate of the only all-male HBCU, Morehouse College, and an active trustee for Elmhurst College, is attentive to the growing needs of secondary education institutions, their students, and their faculty. “I’m diligently committed to supporting the social, intellectual and cultural landscape of Miles College,” says McMorris. “The leadership of Miles College and its future looks brighter than any other HBCU I can think of right now!”

Included on the 2013 roster for this thriving institution are the following: a $20 million capital improvement project bringing three new buildings to the campus, a nine-percent increase in student enrollment, and key civil rights commemorations celebrating the Miles College trailblazers who were critical to Birmingham’s role in the Civil Rights Movement fifty years ago.

Having served as a senior advisor to some of the nation’s most formidable civil rights advocates including Martin Luther King, III, coupled with his unparalleled expertise in strategic consulting and broad-based coalition building, McMorris is aptly situated in his new role with the board. He states, “As Miles College fulfills momentous plans for growth and development, I am honored to deliberate with my fellow board members on the best practices for ensuring the long-term health of this historical establishment.”


Lamell McMorris is the founder and CEO of the Washington, DC-based group of companies bearing the Perennial name: Perennial Strategy Group, Perennial Sports and Entertainment, and Perennial Law Group. As a lifelong advocate for those less fortunate than himself, Mr. McMorris serves on the boards of numerous civil rights organizations and volunteers his time with several youth service and mentoring organizations. For his service, charisma, and dedication, Mr. McMorris is frequently honored by advocacy and nonprofit organizations and invited to speak at a wide range of conferences and events. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Religion and Society from Morehouse College, and a Master’s of Divinity in Social Ethics and Public Policy from Princeton Theological Seminary.


Perennial Strategy Group is a strategic advisory firm that provides government, public, and community affairs services for Fortune 500 companies, national nonprofits, trade associations, and public-sector clients on a wide range of public-policy issues. The firm specializes in the areas of banking and financial regulation, healthcare, technology and media, energy, consumer products and services, sports and entertainment, corporate diversity, and corporate social responsibility. For more information, visit


Perennial Sports and Entertainment is a premier, full-service sports agency that represents NFL, NBA and MLB players and personalities. Its team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Collectively, its agents have signed multiple 1st round picks and negotiated several multi-million dollar contracts. For more information, visit


Perennial Law Group offers advice and counsel to various parties involved in the entertainment, media, and sports industries. Uniquely positioned in Washington D.C., but with connections and resources across the country, Perennial Law Group offers assistance to athletes, entertainers, personalities, musicians, large and small companies, and non-profit organizations. For more information, visit

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