Henri Makembe is Partner at Beekeeper Group, leading the Interactive Division. He has extensive experience with leading CMS platforms including WordPress, Expression Engine, Drupal, and Joomla. He is also known for his blog, Local Politechs , where he writes about the innovative ways that state and local political candidates are embracing technology.
Most recently, Henri was a client services manager at Blue State Digital, and before that was an account executive at DCI Group specializing in blogging, social networks, advocacy tools, web development, programming languages and databases. Prior to his stay at DCI, Henri was the director of web technologies at Be the Change, Inc - an organization whose mission is to craft a bold and innovative policy agenda rooted in the practical experience of social entrepreneurs and civic leaders. Henri has also served as the director of operations at Cary Silverman for DC Council - Ward 2, web developer at the National Association of Home Builders, and as senior developer at Doceus Inc.
A native of Cameroon, Henri grew up in Maryland and has his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from the University of Maryland College Park and an MBA from the University of Maryland-University College. When not in front of a computer, Henri is playing soccer and is an avid Terps fan.