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Charlene Crowell

Comms 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

December 2, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | The Washington Informer
A series of developments following the Wells Fargo scandal has now led to the introduction of legislation designed to bring financial justice to the millions of consumers affected by fees and...
October 31, 2016 | By Charlene Crowell | Black Press USA
With 44 million consumers owing about $1.4 trillion in student loans, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau finds that student loan servicing and debt collection together will...
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...

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