An announcement from the National Black & Latino Council:
National Black & Latino Council (NBLC) has announced Dr. Michael C.
Owens as the VP of Policy and Government affairs. Dr. Owens will set
strategy, develop tactics and oversee the execution of NBLC's public
policy advocacy agenda at the federal, state, and municipal level, and
will develop and drive strategies involving legislation, regulations,
and public education and outreach.
"We are excited to have Dr.
Owens represent the organization in this capacity", said Lance
Robertson, Executive Director of National Black & Latino Council.
"Michael is a smart and seasoned professional who understands government
inner-workings and policy and their effect on America's Afro-American
and Hispanic communities. Dr. Owens will help lead our political and
fundraising operations and we look forward to him dedicating his talents
to our mission of supporting policy and legislation that bring the kind
of strong innovation and collaboration that can drive economic growth
within the Black and Latino sectors. As an existing member and volunteer
with NBLC, we now look forward to his contributions to our mission to
grow the organization as a whole."
Dr. Owens has an impressive
history of working with both minority businesses and the community as an
entrepreneur, corporate manager and community leader. He has also been a
long-time advocate of increasing the awareness of economic power that
comes with increased collaboration between the nation's two largest
minority groups. The VP of Policy and Government Affairs will work as a
part of NBLC's executive team to develop key messaging to advance the
National Black & Latino Council's mission and to identify
opportunities to align political, economic and policy goals with NBLC's