Marcedes M. Fuller

Deputy Assistant to President & CEO Kelley Cornish

Marcedes M. Fuller is the Deputy Assistant to the President and CEO at the TD Jakes Foundation, an organization at the forefront of revolutionizing workforce development and community building. Through innovative programs, services, and unprecedented opportunities for underserved groups, the foundation is reshaping perspectives on a global scale. Marcedes’ unwavering commitment to this mission is reflected in his journey from award-winning educator to people operations leader, organizational engagement officer, and television personality.

Prior to his role at the TD Jakes Foundation, Marcedes served as the Head of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and People Operations for the Dallas Theater Center (DTC), a Tony Award winning nonprofit regional theater. In this capacity, he spearheaded transformative initiatives in DEI, Human Resources, and Organizational Culture. Serving as a principal advisor to senior leadership, Marcedes not only elevated employee engagement and learning but also guided matters vital to the organization’s structure, stakeholders, and audiences. He has also served as the Interim Executive Director for Engage Dallas (formally known as the Mayor’s Star Council) a civic engagement and leadership development organization.

Marcedes’ multifaceted expertise spans over two decades of leadership through diverse support roles for senior leaders. His insights encompass subjects ranging from Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to corporate communication, organizational development, and employee engagement. Marcedes has been retained by organizations to deliver empowering speeches, workshops, and executive coaching services to equip groups and individuals with actionable tools, driving peak performance, heightened productivity, and increased impact, all while fostering inclusive and high-performing environments.

Marcedes’ influence reaches far and wide, earning him accolades such as inclusion in the Forbes Coaches Council and recognition on the San Antonio Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list. His commitment to positive change has also led to prestigious titles like “Pillar of Caring” from Northside ISD in San Antonio and “2019 Distinguished Alumnus” from NISD’s Business Careers High School. As a media personality, he frequently contributes insights to shows such as “New York Living,” “SA Living,” “Texas Today,” and “Good Morning Texas,” using these platforms to inspire and enlighten others.

Marcedes embodies a deep dedication to inspiring transformative change and leaving an enduring impact on all those he encounters. As the author of “While You Were Out From Work” the life transformation and application guide, he imparts invaluable wisdom on maximizing time for personal and professional growth, showcasing his commitment to uplifting individuals and organizations alike.