Friday, July 13, 2007

Congressional Black Caucus Hires New Director

Dr. Joe Leonard, left, has been hired as the new Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC). In this newly created position, he runs the daily operations of the CBC from the Rayburn House Office Building. The CBC is different from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, which sponsors the annual legislative weekend in September. Dr. Elsie Scott, right, is the President of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.

Dr. Leonard was the executive director of the Black Leadership Forum. Leonard, 40, is a native of Austin, Texas. He is a graduate of Huston-Tillotson University and became a school teacher in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Leonard also earned a master's degree in history at Southern University and his doctorate in 2004 from Howard University. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. (Afro American Newspaper)

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