Henderson was born in Harbor City, CA, and was raised in Los Angeles County. After completing his military service in the U.S. Navy, he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Telecommunications Management from DeVry University, a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Redlands, and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from the University of La Verne. He is currently an administrator at Los Angeles Pierce College and has been with the Los Angeles Community College District since 2002. He has held previous leadership roles for municipalities in California. In 2014 the Center for Digital Education recognized him as a Top 30 Technologist, Transformer, and Trailblazer.
His Council responsibilities include representing the City of Gardena as a delegate to the Centinela Youth Services and the Independent Cities Association, and serving as alternate City delegate to the Southern California Association of Governments and the West Basin Water Association.
With greater than 20 years as a resident of Gardena, Mayor Pro Tem Henderson has been actively involved in the life of our community. He has been a past volunteer coach for City of Gardena youth sports activities. He is a city commissioner with the Gardena Pop Warner organization. He is past President of a community-based organization named Brothers Inc., which works with middle school-aged African-American and Latino males in the disciplines of decision-making and critical thinking. He is Board President of PV Jobs Inc., which works to train community members and Veterans to obtain employment within the Building and Construction Trades. He is very active in addressing Veteran’s concerns.
Mayor Pro Tem Henderson believes in placing the community first while developing success strategies in a collaborative manner with all stakeholders to improve our elite City.