Corporate Advisory Council

The CBCF Corporate Advisory Council (CAC) provides an advisory role to the CBCF Board of Directors. CAC members are leading business, organization, and association leaders and executives who generously donate their time, financial expertise, and business acumen to advise the CBCF’s Board of Directors on policy, special initiatives, and leadership development.

For more information about the Corporate Advisory Council contact Tasha Cole, Vice President, Resource Development, at 202-263-2800 or

Meet the Council

  • Chairperson

    Chaka T. Burgess

    Empire Consulting Group

  • LaKeitha Anderson

    RAI Services Co.

  • Kimberly Bassett

    Office on Women’s Policy & Commission for Women
    Executive Office of Mayor Muriel Bowser

  • Mariko Bennett

  • Evony Blake

    E.R. Blake & Associates

  • Zafar Brooks

    Hyundai Motor America

  • Engel Burns


  • Don Calloway

    Pine Street Strategies

  • Myra Dandridge

    The Arym Group

  • Ray Dempsey

    BP Corporation North America

  • Regina K. Dillard

    State Farm Insurance Companies

  • Micaela Fernandez Allen


  • Julia Feliz-Sessoms

    Intel Corporation

  • Isaac Fordjour

    Boston Scientific

  • E. Monique Hall

    DCI Group

  • Chanelle Hardy


  • Robert Harris

    The Glover Park Group

  • Gerald G. Harvey

  • John Haysbert

    Duke Energy

  • Alethia Jackson, Esq.


  • Erica Johnson


  • Michone T. Johnson


  • Maisha Leek

    Boys & Girls Club of America

  • Jeanine Liburd

    BET Networks

  • Marie Long


  • John Mason


  • Keith W. McCoy

    Exxon Mobil Corporation

  • Jerome Murray

    Office of Delegate Stacey Plaskett

  • Jesse Price

    Eli Lilly and Company

  • Nichole Francis Reynolds


  • Norman H. Ross, Jr.

    MGM Resorts International

  • Dontai Smalls


  • Nigel Stephens


  • Kenny Thompson


  • Phillip Wallace

    Intellectual Ventures

  • Shawna Watley

    Holland & Knight, LLP

  • Daron Watts

    Sidley Austin, LLP

  • Hilary West

    JP Morgan Chase & Co.

  • Cherie Wilson

    General Motors