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Keith Wright

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.


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The CBCF's First International Program Helps Students Explore China

                  19 undergraduates become student delegates through CBCF program

WASHINGTON—Nineteen college students returned from a trip to China last week, as part of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) Emerging Leaders: US-China Study Abroad Program. The group, called Marcia L. Fudge Inaugural Cohort, visited Beijing, Hangzhou and Shanghai and studied Chinese history, Mandarin, business and politics for two weeks.

"This cohort exemplifies the CBCF's mission to expand the reach and opportunities for African Americans globally," said A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of CBCF. "Our hope is that this initiative will increase African-American interest in building relationships, careers and study opportunities between the two countries."