WASHINGTON (NNPA) – The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), a federation of nearly 200 Black newspapers, named Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairwoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-Ohio) and NAACP Board Chairwoman Rosyln M. Brock as recipients of is 2012 Leadership Awards.
The presentations were made last week during the CBC Foundation’s annual Legislative Conference, also known as CBC Weekend.
Fudge is a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, where she is the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight and Nutrition. She also serves on the Education and Workforce Committee and is a member of the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education.
Prior to joining Congress, Fudge worked in the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. She also was the first Black and the first female mayor of Warrrensville Heights, Ohio. She is past national president of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.
Brock was unanimously elected chair of the NAACP Board of Directors in 2010, becoming the youngest person and only the fourth woman to hold the position. She graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Union University, earned a master’s degree in health services administration from George Washington University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Masters Degree of Divinity from Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.
An advocate for affordable health care for vulnerable communities, she is Vice President, Advocacy and Government for Bon Secours Health System, Inc.