Janice Bryant Howroyd Appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Board on HBCUs

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Janice Bryant HowroydLast week, President Barack Obama announced his plans to appoint several individuals to key positions in his Administration.

President Obama said, “I am confident that these experienced and hardworking individuals will help us tackle the important challenges facing America, and I am grateful for their service.  I look forward to working with them.”

Among the appointees is Janice Bryant Howroyd who will be appointed to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Bryant Howroyd is the CEO of ACT-1 Group, an employment and management company that offers a range of services from employee background checks to executive travel management.  She founded the organization in 1978.  She is an Ambassador of the Department of Energy’s Minorities in Energy Initiative, a Board Member of the Department of Labor’s Workforce Initiative Board, and a Member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services and Finance Industries of the U.S. Trade Representative and the Department of Commerce.  She has also served on the Women’s Leadership Board at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and the Board of Directors for North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

“Ms. Bryant Howroyd brings a wealth of experience and acumen to the Board of Advisors, including workforce development, business leadership, and organizational management,” said G.K. Butterfield, Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus.