- A House United Through Domestic Diplomacy Jan 10, 2017
Omari Faulkner is a corporate strategist, cultural diplomacy expert and business developer. Faulkner attended Georgetown University where he was a member of the men’s basketball team. After college, he began a career in international diplomacy, serving as a Cultural Envoy for the U.S. Department of State. In this role, he connected with youth and community leaders in more than 45 countries. Mr. Faulkner also worked in a number of capacities within the Foreign Service, most recently he served as the Financial Management and Human Resources Officer for the U.S. Consulate in Mumbai, India. His exemplary service in these roles has earned him national recognition and two prestigious distinctions, the State Department Recognition Award, presented by former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the State Department Superior Honor Award.
Mr. Faulkner continues to lead teams and growth strategies within Fortune 500 companies. During his tenure at PepsiCo from 2005-2009, he led the daily financial and business operations for a multi-million dollar district. He joined ManTech International in 2011, under his corporate strategy and business development direction, the organization has built a Federal Civilian growth strategy and has delivered innovation and adaptive technologies for mission critical U.S. government programs.
In 2013 Mr. Faulkner co- founded O Street International, a nonprofit organization missioned to support global and domestic cultural diplomacy programs. Today, he actively serves on a number of advisory committees and boards, advocating for quality education, global service, volunteerism and cultural exchange. Most recently, Mr. Faulkner expanded into higher education as an adjunct professor and faculty advisor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C, where he was recognized with the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award and the 2016 Young Alumni Service honor. In 2014, he was commissioned as a Public Affairs Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserves.