Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge announces CBC staff changes

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11) announced Kwame Canty as Director of Member Services and Programming and Charlyn Stanberry as Professional Staff for the CBC.

“Kwame Canty served CBC Member Edolphus Towns with the highest integrity and professionalism. His policy experience and knowledge of the legislative process will be invaluable to the CBC,” said Chair Fudge. “As a lawyer and with her experience as an organizational leader, Charlyn Stanberry will bring a unique and fresh perspective to the CBC staff. I am pleased to welcome both Kwame and Charlyn to the CBC.”

Kwame Canty, Director of Member Services and Programming

A native of Brooklyn, New York, Kwame Canty understands the value of being a dedicated public servant. In his role, Kwame is responsible for CBC Member Services, management of CBC Taskforces and provides logistical support for all programing. Kwame is also responsible for the CBC’s coalition building efforts with external organizations.

Prior to joining the Congressional Black Caucus, Kwame worked for Congressman Edolphus Towns as a Senior Legislative Assistant, and was the lead staffer on all hearings related to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer, Manufacturing and Trade and he generally managed the full committee’s member services. Kwame also worked in the House of Representatives Office of the Clerk, under the leadership of Lorraine C. Miller, where he assisted House Members with introducing legislation, amendments and statements for the Congressional record.

Kwame is a graduate of Hampton University and is a proud member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.

Charlyn Stanberry, Professional Staff

Charlyn Stanberry is honored to serve as Professional Staff for the Congressional Black Caucus. In her role, Charlyn handles the day to day operations for the CBC and assist with policy matters. Prior to joining the CBC staff, Charlyn served as a CBC Legal Fellow.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, Charlyn received her B.S.B.A and M.P.A. from the University of Central Florida. While at the University of Central Florida, Charlyn was named a National Leadership Fellow with Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and a finalist for the eWomen Network “Emerging Leader of the Year” award.

Charlyn received her J.D. from Florida International University-College of Law. While in law school, Charlyn interned with Miami Children’s Hospital, the American Health Lawyers Association, and Politic365. Charlyn also served as Southern Regional Chair of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA), the largest student run organization in the United States. As regional chair, Charlyn was responsible for organizing the region’s job fairs, academic retreats, advocacy events, community service, and regional convention.  Under Charlyn’s leadership, the Southern Region received the NBLSA 2012-2013 Region of the Year award.

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