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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

October 13, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | Pittsburgh Courier
Car-title loans provide a percentage of a vehicle’s total value in exchange for the promise of quick cash. Unfortunately, when car titles are used as collateral for one of the most predatory and high...
September 28, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | Black Press USA
“These stark disparities in mortgage lending to borrowers of color and low-wealth families occur to the very people hardest hit by abusive lending and the foreclosure crisis. These...
August 8, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | The Louisiana Weekly
If you are one of the 77 million Americans who are hounded each year by debt collectors, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking on this $13 billion industry. At a July 28 field...
July 28, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | The Washington Informer
If you are one of the 77 million Americans who are hounded each year by debt collectors, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is taking on this $13 billion industry. At a July 28 field...

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