Out50: Victor Warren

Victor Warren

Victor Warren is the current chair person of SunServe, a nonprofit social services agency serving the LGBT community in South Florida. Before being elected chair, Warren served for two terms as vice chair. 

“President [Barack] Obama would always encourage people to get involved and he inspired me to do just that. I have Emerge Broward to thank for me ending up at SunServe. I came through their Board Engagement program.” 

As chair of SunServe, Victor Warren’s “biggest accomplishment is the diversity of our board. Our board is representative of the community we serve. Beginning when I became vice chair, it has been one of my main priorities to have a board that is representative of the population of very multicultural South Florida. As a person of color, I feel it is important for people of color to be able to see people who look like them holding positions of power. That is the only way to ensure that change will continue to happen.” 

When Warren got on the Board, SunServe “had four or five employees and was a $350,000 a year agency. Now it has nine different program areas, 50 employees, and a budget that was just shy of $3 million.”

Warren has worked in the legal field for the last 14 years. For the past seven years he has worked at and owned Ascent Support Services, “a lit support company that law firms hire to handle things that they don’t have the staff or knowledge today. Many times it’s more cost effective for the attorneys and paralegals to do what they are good at, and we will handle the rest. Depending on the client this can be as complex as data management in large litigation cases, to basic trial exhibit production.” 

Warren is married to his husband Eric, with whom he has an Australian cattle dog named Qantas. He loves traveling —he has visited 45 countries —flying, airplanes and the weather. “Hurricane season is my favorite time of the year.”

– Jesse Monteagudo 

 

 

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