Contributor, TheRoot.com, 2015- present
Contributor, NewsMax, 2015- present
Member (Attorney), Florida Bar, 2014- present
Volunteer Attorney, Legal Aid, 2014- Present
Contributor, EBONY.com, 2014- present
Fellow, James Madison Institute's Leaders
Fellowship, 2014- Present
Speaker, Project 21, 2014- present
Founder, CP Couture, 2014- present
Founder, AlwaysPraying.com, 2013- Present
Board Member, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio's Service Academy Nomination Board, 2013, 2014
CEO/Founder, SunBright Global, 2012- Present
Supervisor, Duval Soil and Water Conservation District, 2010- 2013
Outreach Chair, Young Republican National Federation, 2012- 2013
Chief of Staff, Florida Assembly of Black Republicans, 2010- 2013
Campus Ministry Leader, Southpoint Community Church, 2012- 2013
President, Joseph E. Lee Republican Club, Duval County, 2010- 2012
Board Member, GlobalJax, 2010 - 2012 (VP of Communications, GlobalJax, 2011)
Stop Child Trafficking Now Ambassador, Jacksonville, 2010- 2011
Collegiate Leadership of Jacksonville, Class of 2008
Chelsi Henry, Esq. is an attorney, entrepreneur, columnist, political strategist, motivational speaker, and business consultant. She had the privilege and honor to serve as an elected official in Jacksonville for three years where she petitioned and advocated on behalf of her community. Chelsi was the youngest elected female in Jacksonville's history.
This year, Chelsi began contributing to NewsMax and TheRoot.com. In 2014, Chelsi was recognized by CNN as one of ten “up-and-comers to watch” and as a “Rising Star” by the Republican National Committee. BET.com has named Chelsi as one of ten “Republicans to Watch” across the nation. She was also selected as one of Red Alert Politics’ “30 under 30” and spoke at CPAC in 2013.
Chelsi is the first and only conservative contributor to EBONY.com. She shares conservative principles and polices, and how they affect Black Americans.
During the 2012 Republican National Convention, Chelsi was highlighted in National Journal, National Review, ABC Action News, MTV, Tampa Bay Channel 5 News, Tampa Bay Times, Jacksonville Business Journal, CBN, Essence Magazine online, BBC, TV One, and The Blaze.
Chelsi was also profiled in the 2012 October issue of Seventeen magazine as an “Electionista” to promote the importance of young women voting and in the November issue of Glamour magazine advocating for conservative principles. To top off the election season, Election Night 2012, Chelsi was live on Black Entertainment TV (BET) sharing the message and accomplishments of the Republican Party.
Chelsi has been described as a "dynamic, motivating" speaker. She has spoken to many groups across nation, where she shares her background and values and provides strategies to assist groups with inclusion of youth, women and minorities.
Chelsi is often asked, “When did you become a Republican?" Her answer, “I’ve always been one!” Henry is the first Republican in her family. The conservative principles and values she shares with so many Americans are what have given her the strength and determination to pursue her dreams. Chelsi is proud of the freedoms championed by the Republican Party for youth, women and minorities. She stands with conservative leaders and supports small government ideals, fiscal conservatism and free enterprise.
The combination of Chelsi’s political activism, business acumen and legal knowledge will prove to be vital as she continues advocating and educating others on the conservative values and principles she believes in and lives by.
Chelsi is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. She is a 2013 graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law. She graduated in 2009 from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a minor in Mass Communication.
Chelsi has a heart for young adults and often shares the victories and obstacles of her life to encourage and motivate others who have feelings of hopelessness, fear, and low self-esteem. Over the next ten years, Chelsi aspires to continue serving through the avenues of business, law and politics.