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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

July 21, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | The Nashville Pride
The first federal agency dedicated to serving the financial needs of consumers will be five years old on July 21. Created in the aftermath of the worst financial calamity since the 1930′s Great...
July 14, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | The Triangle Tribune
While economists contend that the economic recession is over, the reality for much of black America is starkly different. Racial disparities in unemployment and under-employment persist. And...
April 7, 2016 | By Washington Informer
"Every once in a while a congressional committee hearing can almost seem like a time to grab your popcorn and a seat to hear the exchanges and varying opinions. On April 5, a U.S. Senate Banking,...
April 6, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | Hudson Valley Press Online
Although the former Corinthian Colleges, once one of the nation’s largest for-profit colleges, closed its doors last year, many of the problems incurred by its former students persist. The now-...

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