CBCF Announces Search for President and CEO

July 21, 2021      

Dr. Erica Southerland

WASHINGTON—The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) announced today that it is launching a search for a new President and CEO. Executive search and talent solutions firm, Korn Ferry has been retained to lead the search to replace Tonya Veasey, who will step down from her role at the end of September following the CBCF Annual Legislative Conference.

During her tenure as a transitional CEO, Veasey developed a strong infrastructure of people, policies, fundraising and best practices that has enabled the CBCF to carry out its mission at a critical moment in the history of American social and racial justice.

“We all appreciate Tonya’s notable contributions during her tenure,” said Lori George Billingsley, chair of the CBCF Board of Directors. “She, along with our board and entire leadership team, are committed to continuing to do the essential work of fulfilling CBCF’s mission while the CEO search is underway. We are excited about what’s ahead for the CBCF and look forward to finding our next leader who will build on and augment the organization’s solid foundation.”

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About the CBCF

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF), established in 1976, is a non-partisan, nonprofit, public policy, research, and educational institute, committed to advancing the global Black community by developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public.