Interim President and CEO
Tonya Veasey is the interim president and CEO at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF). She 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.
For more than 20 years, Mrs. Veasey has provided counsel to top corporations, nonprofits, public entities and elected officials in issues management, crises communications, corporate social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion strategy.
She began her career successfully working to influence local, state and federal public policy, and securing public funding for health care programs and social impact initiatives. Mrs. Veasey has worked as a legislative staffer, a nonprofit organization leader, a registered lobbyist and as the public affairs director for a Fortune 500 Company.
For her success as an entrepreneur and her commitment to the community, she has received a number of awards and honors. She was honored by the Fort Worth Business Press as one of 2017’s Great Women of Texas. In 2016, the Fort Worth Business Press named her one of 20 Women to Watch in Business.
In 2011, she received the Dallas Business Journal’s Minority Business Leaders award. Mrs. Veasey was the recipient of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce 2009 “Quest for Success” award, as well as the 2007 Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce Madame C. J. Walker Award. She was recognized as the City of Fort Worth’s 1999 Woman of the Year in Public Service and was profiled in the 2002 edition of the Fort Worth Business Press’ ‘40 under 40’ feature.
Mrs. Veasey earned an Executive MBA at Texas Christian University, and a bachelor’s degree from Paul Quinn College.