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Keith Wright is the executive vice president and chief operating officer for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF). Mr. Wright is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Foundation including managing Human Resources and Administrative Services, Finance and Development, Meetings & Events, and Technology. Prior to joining CBCF, Mr. Wright served as Citibank’s Mid-Atlantic Region Community Relation’s vice president and director covering Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Mr. Wright is an accomplished leader who has spent more than 13 years developing and delivering homeownership products and services in communities around the country. Prior to joining Citigroup in May 2005, Mr. Wright worked at Fannie Mae, where he served as vice president of Community Investment with responsibilities for operations, human resources, business integration, technology and budgeting for Fannie Mae’s Partnership Infrastructure.
Prior to Fannie Mae, Mr. Wright was assistant manager of Computer Operations at the Port Authority in New York and New Jersey where he was responsible for the technology operations for the Port Authority Facilities, including the three major airports and the World Trade Center.
A native of Orange New Jersey, Mr. Wright has held several civic and community positions, including serving as chairman of the Economic Development Corporation, chairman of the Mayor’s Community Development Corporation and the Parking Commission for the City of East Orange N.J.
Mr. Wright received a Master of General Administration from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University, and completed the executive program for management development at Harvard Business School. Mr. Wright is an ordained minister and serves as the pastor of HE IS SOVEREIGN Ministries in Bowie, Md.
Throughout the centuries, humankind has been able to identify one person - an individual - who made a difference, who changed the thinking, who made an innovative discovery that led to a seismic shift in how history was written. “It Starts With You,” the theme of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) 43rd Annual Legislative Conference (ALC) from Sept. 18-21 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington hopes to have the same impact on the thousands of individuals expected to attend the four-day conference.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is pleased that President Barack Obama has put forward the nomination of African-American leaders who are among our nation’s most innovative, and dedicated public servants.
The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) will bring together experts for a town hall meeting to examine Diversifying the Nation's Teacher Workforce Thursday, April 18, 2013, from noon - 3 p.m. at the Howard University Blackburn Center.
As our Congressional leaders now begin to debate gun control measures on the floor of the Senate, we must not lose site of the potential implications of proposed laws requiring background checks, and increased security in our schools -- particularly in African-American and other underserved communities.
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Senior Research and Policy Analyst Menna Demessie, Ph.D. was elected as secretary for the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) during their annual conference in Chicago March 14-16.
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