David Hinson
David Hinson (Courtesy of mbart.gov)

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation announced on Tuesday the appointment of David Hinson as the organization’s new president and CEO.

Hinson, who was selected after an extensive national search, is a business executive with nearly three decades of experience in the public and private sectors. He most recently served as an executive at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, where he helped develop its new Institute for Diversity and Emerging Businesses.

“I am excited to welcome Mr. Hinson as the new president and CEO of CBCF,” said Congressman Cedric Richmond, chair, CBCF Board of Directors. “His understanding and strength in positioning organizations on a global scale will build upon the CBCF’s storied history and legacy. We look forward to his thoughtful leadership on issues that affect black and brown people as a whole, and this organization’s ever-increasing role in the lives of the global black community.”

In his new capacity, Hinson will spearhead a new strategic planning process to facilitate the organization’s evolution. During the process, he will create and articulate comprehensive goals that align with the organization’s strategic purpose and mission. He will also work to expand CBCF’s global footprint and existing programming.

Throughout his career, Hinson 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.

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