I want to create sustainability in the spaces that I operate in. I seek to transform the environment, the people, and the practices.

God, Integrity, Respect, Passion, Authenticity

Ph.D candidate, Deondre’ Rutues is the energetic, affable personality that you want in the office. Do not let his good nature fool you, he gets the job done. Naturally inquisitive, his tendency is to ask why, as he believes it is the questions that are not asked that are most pertinent.

Having worked for multiple fortune 500 companies Nestle, Coca-Cola, UPS, the 2nd largest correctional facility in the country, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, and educating in the 3rd largest school district in the country, CPS, Deondre’ brings a wealth of experience from diverse occupations that allows him to connect with individuals from wide-ranging backgrounds.

A burgeoning community leader in Chicago, Deondre’ spends his personal time serving the community of Austin through Northwest Austin Council, being a Former Aldermanic Candidate for the 37th Ward, and committing to Social Justice Advocacy as an organizer for Black Workers Matter and West Side Rising.

With an MBA and Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology, Deondre’ has curated a skillset that involves both theory and practical application giving him the versatility needed to produce in any environment. His current profession sees him leading police districts 11, 15, & 25 as a Community Engagement Specialist for NYU’s Policing Project.

All said, Deondre’ is a Jack of All Industry, an eclectic thinker, capable of drawing insight from a broad range of life, professional and educational experiences to introduce novel and creative solutions to systematic and often nuanced problems. Oh, and he is the proud father to a very lovely baby girl.


  • Cooking (Favorite: Steak)
  • Reading (Favorite: The Alchemist)
  • Spoken Word Poetry (Ask me to spit!)
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