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Department of Commerce Announces New National Director of Minority Business Development Agency

David Byrd

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2020 – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that David J. Byrd will be the new National Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA). Mr. Byrd will be the 18th National Director of the agency. 

Established by an Executive Order in 1969, MBDA is the only Federal agency solely dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness of U.S. minority-owned businesses. 

“David’s vast experience in public service and as an entrepreneur are true assets to MBDA and the Department of Commerce,” said Secretary Ross. “In his new role, I fully expect him to continue to provide the type of leadership that will lay the foundation to usher in the next 50 years of opportunities and growth for minorities as well as the country as a whole.” 

 

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Deborah Williams,
Chair,
Premier

Stacey Winston,
Chair Elect,
Intalere

Andrea Reubel-Walker,
Secretary,
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Robert Gonzalez,
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Richard Manson,
Attorney,
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American Medical Depot

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Dr. Hilton Hudson,
Hilton Publishing

Charlene Vickers,
Johnson & Johnson

Todd Gray,
Kaiser Permanente

Donna Ennis,
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