Board of Directors

The CBCF Board of Directors is comprised of Members of Congress, business executives, and leaders in government and in the nonprofit sectors. Board members generously volunteer their time, expertise, and resources to support the CBCF’s mission. Led by Cathy Hughes, the Board of Directors’ guidance is vital to the growth and success of the CBCF’s programs and initiatives.

Specifically, the CBCF Board of Directors has been instrumental in:

  • Ensuring the Foundation’s financial integrity
  • Developing of community-based programs and public policy research
  • Growing the Foundation’s sponsored scholarships that prepare the next generation of leaders


Members of the CBCF Board of Directors may serve up to two three-year terms. The Board of Directors officially meets four times per year.

Meet the Board

  • Chair

    Cathy Hughes

    Radio One

  • Interim President

    Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D.

    Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.

  • Secretary

    Earle Jones

    Comcast, NBCUniversal

  • Treasurer

    Janice Bryant Howroyd

    ACT-1 Group

  • Assistant Treasurer

    Vivienne C. LaBorde

    Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

  • Victor Anger

    State Farm Insurance Companies

  • Rep. Joyce Beatty

    Member of Congress

  • Lori Billingsley

    The Coca-Cola Company

  • Ronald Blaylock

    GenNx360 Capital Partners

  • Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester

    Member of Congress

  • Aisha Bowe


  • Kevin Brown


  • George R. Burrell

    Universal Companies

  • Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, II

    Member of Congress

  • Shanti Das

    Press Reset Entertainment

  • Rep. Dwight Evans

    Member of Congress

  • Rep. Keith Ellison

    Member of Congress

  • Fred Humphries


  • Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    Harvard University

  • Denise James Gatling

    Vanguard Strategic Solutions, LLC

  • Hill Harper

    Uncle Frank, Inc.

  • Rep. Alcee Hastings

    Member of Congress

  • Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

    Member of Congress

  • Leonard James III

    J3 Advisory Group

  • Tammy Jones

    Basis Investment Group

  • Rep. Brenda Lawrence

    Member of Congress

  • DeDe Lea


  • Dr. Keith Magee

    University College London

  • Judge Greg Mathis

    Judge Mathis TV

  • Rep. Gwen Moore

    Member of Congress

  • Dr. Troy L. Nash

    Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

  • Al Smith

    Toyota Motor North America

  • Julia Simon

    Mary Kay

  • Sharon C. Taylor

    Prudential, Retired

  • Emmett Vaughn

    Exelon Business Services Company

  • Kevin Washington

    YMCA of the USA

  • Ex Officio
  • CBC Chairperson

    Rep. Cedric Richmond

    Member of Congress

  • CAC Chairperson

    Chaka T. Burgess

    Empire Consulting Group

  • CBC Spouses Chairperson

    Tonya Veasey

    OCG PR

  • CBCF General Counsel

    Amy Robertson Goldson, Esq.

    Attorney at Law