Ian L. Haddock (he/they/any pronouns used respectfully) serves as the Founder and Executive Director of The Normal Anomaly Initiative. Haddock has a unique lens to this work as he began in this field as a homeless LGBT youth in a frontline position. Since then, Haddock has worked in mid-level and senior-level leadership including being the Program Manager of the first Harris County Public Health and Environment Services HIV Prevention Department and being a Specialist at the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD) for both their Prevention and Health Equity team. He served concurrently as President of the Board of Directors for Impulse Group Houston from 2017- 2022.
Haddock has written for The Grio, Logo/NewNowNext, Houston Chronicle, and The Statesman. Haddock has done capacity building professionally outside of his career positions for The Zebra Insurance Company, Securitas North America, Square/ CashApp, University of Houston Graduate School of Social Work, Blue Cross Blue Shield Southern Region, Delta Sigma Theta Alumnae Chapter, and Montrose Center. Haddock has been awarded Trailblazer of the Year from African American State of Emergency Task Force, Hometown Hero from Caryn Taylor-Lee Foundation, and Emerging Leader of the Year from the National African American Gay Leadership Conference (NAESM). Haddock leads The Normal Anomaly Initiative, Inc. which has been honored countless times including the latest awards for Nonprofit of the Year from the LGBT Chamber of Commerce and Honorary Pride Houston Grand Marshals.
The inaugural 40 under 40 cohort represents the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, researchers, scientists, activists, intellectual provocateurs, authors, and directors who inspire and catalyze us all to a more just and equitable world.