A Life in Leadership

Allie with the late Mayor of the City of Ocoee, Scott Vandergrift, and members of the city’s Human Resources Diversity Board. 

Allie Braswell Jr. has spent his entire career in leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. As the current Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for VyStar Credit Union in Jacksonville, he utilizes his years of experience to lead Vystar’s efforts to be recognized as a model for inclusivity.

Allie also founded the Braswell Group, which assists organizations in achieving inclusive, high-performance cultures while building bridges that connect them with local and global communities.

Before starting the Braswell Group, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 12 years, working in several roles which eventually led to his position as a Signal Intelligence Analyst and Cryptologic Linguist in support of national operations while assigned to the National Security Agency. His federal experience also includes serving as a member of the Secretary of Veteran Affairs Advisory Committee for Minority Veterans. He continues to serve as the Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for the State of Florida (Central).

Presenting ROTC scholarships to students from Central Florida with the US Army Cadet Command.

Allie’s volunteer work in the community reflects the values that have driven his career. Today, he serves as the Chairperson for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Citizens Advisory Committee, is President of the local chapter of the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and is the Chairman of the Garden Theater Board.

His work in community service has been recognized several times, including when he was selected as a “Veteran of Influence” by the Orlando Business Journal and when he was honored with the Whitney M. Young Service Award by the Boy Scouts of America.

He firmly believes in helping others find their purpose and sees potential in people from all walks of life. Allie’s experience and determination to help our community thrive make him ready to lead on day one in office.