Leadership Team

David A. Hinson

President and CEO

David A. Hinson is the President and Chief Executive Officer at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF). Throughout his career, he has championed diversity and inclusion for minorities internationally. Most recently, he served as an executive at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he helped develop their new Institute for Diversity and Emerging Businesses; and president of Brookland Capital Partners, LLC, providing strategic management and consultation for organizational development and enhancements to nonprofits, and small and middle market companies.

Appointed by President Barack Obama, Hinson led the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency where he raised $19 billion in capital and contracts for minority-owned firms. During his tenure, he successfully restructured the agency and helped it achieve the five highest performing years in the organization’s then 45-year history.

Hinson earned an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a bachelor’s in business administration from Howard University. In addition, he completed an executive education at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business; a fellowship in international finance at Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden; and earned a Certificate of Proficiency in Essential French from the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny in Côte d’Ivoire.  Hinson hails from St. Louis, Missouri and currently resides in Washington, DC.