Deborah Wright Named Managing Director of The Rockefeller Foundation

debbie wright 2The Rockefeller Foundation recently announced they selected Deborah Wright as the new Managing Director for the U.S. Jobs and Economic Opportunity Initiative.

Wright previously worked with Carver Federal Savings Bank, the largest publicly-traded African American led bank in the U.S., and as commissioner of the New York City’s Department of Housing, Preservation and Development.

“I’m thrilled to join The Rockefeller Foundation and to partner with a bright, dynamic team focused on creating jobs and economic opportunity, especially for those feeling shut out of the changing U.S. economy,” said Ms. Wright via the statement. “We will work together to expand the Foundation’s important work, forge new partnerships, and create greater access to opportunity and equity in the workplace for millions of people living and working in the United States.”

Kesi Felton


Kési Felton is a junior Journalism major from Atlanta, Georgia.She currently serves as the Content Director for Her Campus Howard and the Director of Communications for the Howard University Student Association. In addition to writing her own personal blog, she has written articles for The Hilltop, Walker's Legacy and Pretty Girls Sweat, LLC. Through digital storytelling, Kési hopes to amplify the voices and stories of underrepresented communities, beginning with Black women.

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