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.
WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) today announced the honorees for the Phoenix Awards Dinner, the culminating event of the 45th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC). President of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, Rev. Dr. William Barber, II; Civil Rights attorney and activist, Fred Gray; civil rights pioneers, Juanita Abernathy and Amelia Boynton Robinson; and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated will be presented with the Phoenix Award at the black-tie dinner, 6 p.m., Sept. 19, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
"The honorees this year embody the spirit of sacrifice, service and leadership to our country and underserved communities," says A. Shuanise Washington, president and chief executive officer of the CBCF. "Each has worked tirelessly to advance equal rights and protections for African Americans."