Brandon L. Griffin is a digital native, Millennial, and success coach for students. Born in Gary, Indiana , Brandon’s entrepreneurial mind was nurtured at an early age. At the age of 12, during the dot-com boom, Brandon turned a hobby of designing websites into a business. In 2002, Brandon was introduced to the world of youth entrepreneurship. At 16, Brandon became a motivational speaker, received a host of ‘Young Entrepreneur of the Year’ awards, and founded FyeBye Magazine to encourage students to consider entrepreneurship as a career pathway.
In 2012, Brandon co-founded SMDG, LLC , a Northwest Indiana-based social media marketing firm, the first of its kind to be recognized as a Certified MBE (Minority Business Enterprise) in the State of Indiana.
Currently, Brandon is a Client Success Manager on USA TODAY NETWORK’s first team ever dedicated to national brand support for print and digital advertising services. Brandon is co-chair of Next Gen Forward at USA TODAY NETWORK; an employee resource group which creates programming focused on cross-generation diversity, inclusion, and professional development for the NETWORK’s Millennial and Generation Z employees.