Rev. Larry Simmons is executive director of Brightmoor Alliance. He has been a fixture in the city of Detroit for decades, having served as political director for former Mayor Coleman A. Young, chief information officer/director of strategic planning for Wayne County, as well as executive positions in human services. He currently serves as pastor of Baber Memorial A.M.E. Church.rnrnSimmons has served on the Coalition for the Future of Detroit Schoolchildren and the Hope Starts Here Coalition for Early Childhood. He is a graduate of Wayne State University and Washtenaw Community College.