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Charlene Crowell

Communications Deputy Director

As Communications Deputy Director, Charlene Crowell works closely with all functional teams and strategic initiatives. Based in CRL’s Durham office, she is additionally responsible for managing outreach for both African-American media and key radio and TV outlets. Each week she pens a commentary on varying consumer lending issues that is distributed nationally through the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), the federation of over 200 black-owned newspapers throughout the U.S. and Virgin Islands, the Trice Edney News Wire, and others.

Prior to joining CRL, Charlene was a registered public lobbyist in Arizona and in Michigan, advocating affordable housing and Smart Growth initiatives, and additionally served as press secretary to both a state attorney general and mayor. Early in her career she was a broadcaster in both television and radio, holding a variety of assignments. She attended Valparaiso University, and in her leisure time enjoys performing arts and basketball.

News

January 28, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | The Washington Informer
"As communities of color continue to suffer from financial stress, a new research report provides insights as to how the racial wealth divide is in large part created by policy trends that favor the...
October 27, 2015
Abusive College-Bank Marketing Agreements to be Reined In Final rules issued today from the Department of Education will protect college students from being pushed into high-fee bank accounts by...
February 15, 2015 | By Charlene Crowell | The District Chronicles
Speaking at a January 21, midday rally organized by the National Fair Housing Alliance and held on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court, Nikitra Bailey, senior vice-president with CRL said, “Today,...

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