Board Members

Our board of directors consists of five Congressional Black Caucus members plus leaders representing academia, policy organizations, law firms, labor, public groups, private industry, and more.

Officers

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Janice Griffin
Secretary

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Jennifer Stewart
Treasurer
BiographyJennifer Stewart Jennifer Stewart has over a decade of experience in public policy and government relations. An experienced strategist, she offers the clients of Stewart Strategies & Solutions creative and strategic approaches to public policy matters, including but not exclusive to telecommunications, technology, transportation, health care and education. Email Jennifer: jennifer@cbcinstitute.org In her role at [...]

Members

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G.K. Butterfield
BiographyG.K. Buterfield The Honorable G. K. Butterfield, Jr. is a life-long resident of eastern North Carolina. Raised in Wilson, Congressman Butterfield spent his formative years attending Charles H. Darden High School and worked tirelessly in the Civil Rights Movement as a youth. His parents were Dr. & Mrs. G. K. Butterfield, Sr. His father practiced [...]
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James Clyburn
BiographyJames Clyburn James E. (Jim) Clyburn has spent his entire life living in the current Sixth Congressional District. He was born and raised in Sumter, the eldest son of a fundamentalist minister and a cosmetologist. He graduated from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg with a bachelor’s degree in history. His first job was teaching [...]
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Art Collins
BiographyArt Collins Arthur (Art) Collins is a Founding Partner of the Collins | Johnson group, and has over 20 years of experience as a valued advisor on political strategy, public policy and corporate campaigns. Prior to the Collins | Johnson group, Collins was Chairman and CEO of Public Private Partnership, Inc., which he established in [...]
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Patricia A. Ford
BiographyPatricia A. Ford Patricia A. Ford is the founder and principal of DeElla & Associates, LLC. Founded in 2007, DeElla & Associates is a political strategy and labor relations consulting firm that provides campaign strategy, political and public relations services to an array of clients. Ford has devoted more than three decades to advocacy and [...]
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John Haysbert
BiographyJohn Haysbert John Haysbert is a director of federal government affairs for Duke Energy in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for managing a variety of issues affecting Duke Energy, including gas distribution, cyber security, transmission infrastructure, energy efficiency, smart grid technology, disaster preparedness and human resources. Previously, Haysbert worked in the United States Senate on [...]
Earl Hilliard
BiographyEarl Hilliard Congressman Hilliard, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, was elected in 1992 as Alabama’s first African-American Member of Congress since Reconstruction. As a life-long resident of Alabama – the birthplace of the modern civil rights movement – he has seen first-hand the difference one person can make to effectuate positive change. As a full-time [...]
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Lacy Johnson
BiographyLacy Johnson Lacy M. Johnson is a partner at Ice Miller, LLP, located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Mr. Johnson’s primary areas of practice focus on public affairs services where he counsels in the sports, entertainment and gaming arenas. A life-long resident of Indianapolis, Indiana, Lacy Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University in 1976. [...]
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Derrick Johnson
BiographyDerrick Johnson Derrick Johnson currently serves as State President for the Mississippi State Conference NAACP, and Executive Director of One Voice, Inc. He recently served as a Mel King Community Fellow with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He holds a Juris Doctorate from South Texas College of Law in Houston, TX and a Bachelor of [...]
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William A. Kirk
BiographyWilliam A. Kirk, Esq.
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Beverly Perry
BiographyBeverly Perry Beverly L. Perry is a former Vice President for Government and Corporate Affairs at Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). Ms. Perry joined Pepco in November 1990 as Manager of Government Relations for District of Columbia and Federal Affairs. Her responsibilities have continuously increased and she is now responsible for all of Pepco’s Government, [...]
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Angela Rye
BiographyAngela Rye Angela Rye (@angela_rye) is a regular political contributor to several media outlets including MSNBC, TV One, CNN, BET, and Huffington Post, and has been featured as a part of Marie Claire’s 2013 New Guard, The Root 100 (2011-2013), and several other outlets as one of the most influential politicos. Currently, Rye is Principal [...]
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Hassan Solomon
BiographyHassan Solomon  
Carmen Berkley
BiographyCarmen Berkley A radical civil & labor rights activist, writer, and trainer who currently serves as the youngest Director for the Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department at the AFL- CIO. Berkley began her career as the Vice President and later President of the United States Students Association, the country’s oldest, largest, and most inclusive national [...]
Cleo Fields
BiographyCleo Fields A radical civil & labor rights activist, writer, and trainer who currently serves as the youngest Director for the Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department at the AFL- CIO. Berkley began her career as the Vice President and later President of the United States Students Association, the country’s oldest, largest, and most inclusive national [...]
Lakeitha Anderson
BiographyLakeitha Anderson A radical civil & labor rights activist, writer, and trainer who currently serves as the youngest Director for the Civil, Human and Women’s Rights Department at the AFL- CIO. Berkley began her career as the Vice President and later President of the United States Students Association, the country’s oldest, largest, and most inclusive national [...]
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