David A. Hinson
President and CEO
David A. Hinson is the president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF). Mr. Hinson spearheads the foundation’s mission to advance the global black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public through CBCF initiatives aimed at broadening and elevating the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative and public policy arenas.
Prior to his appointment, Mr. Hinson was an executive at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he co-founded their new Institute for Diversity and Emerging Business. In addition, Mr. Hinson served as president of Brookland Capital Partners, LLC where he provided strategic management and consultation for organizational development and enhancements to nonprofits, and small and middle market companies. Mr. Hinson is a former presidential appointee in the Obama administration where he served as National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency in the U.S. Department of Commerce. Under his leadership, the agency achieved the five highest performing years in its 45-year history. Managing a national network of nearly 50 business units, Hinson led the growth of the agency’s annual awards from $2 billion in contracts and capital to $5 billion, putting nearly $20 billion in the hands of minority-owned businesses. His ingenuity resulted in the creating and saving of more than 60,000 jobs.
Prior to serving in the Obama administration, Mr. Hinson was chief financial officer and head of Mergers & Acquisition for MicroTech Corporation. He also founded and served as president and CEO of Wealth Management Network, Inc., a multimillion dollar independent, financial advisory boutique. In addition, he served as director of advisory services for Envestnet Asset Management, a $70 billion financial advisory firm. He has also held a variety of senior and mid-management positions at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley & Company, First Chicago Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) and the Village Foundation.
Mr. Hinson earned an MBA in finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and a bachelor’s degree in insurance and finance with honors from Howard University in Washington, DC. In addition, he participated in an executive education program at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, completed a fellowship in international finance with honors from the Stockholm School of Economics and graduate-level studies in French with honors at the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny, now the Université de Cocody Abidjan, in the Ivory Coast, West Africa.
Hinson is a native of St. Louis, Missouri, and currently resides in Washington, D.C.