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Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D. Recognized as Trailblazer for Humanity

WASHINGTON, DC – The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) is proud to announce that Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer, received the Woman of Excellence in Business award by the Rainbow PUSH Coalition.

Dr. Scott received the award in Chicago during the Coalition’s 41st Annual Conference business luncheon in which the discussion centered around economic development and making small businesses more marketable.

CBCF’s Board of Directors named Dr. Scott to her position in February 2007. She had served as interim president and CEO since July 2006, and joined the Foundation in 2005 as vice president for research and programs. Dr. Scott is responsible for CBCF’s public policy, research, educational and fund raising initiatives, most notably, the Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), a much-anticipated, four-day event held each September in Washington.

In addition, Dr. Scott has overseen the successful launch of several CBCF projects that have broadened and elevated the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative and public policy arenas, as well as their overall condition and well being.

Prior to joining CBCF, Dr. Scott served as deputy commissioner for training for the New York City Police Department and executive director of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE). She has also held senior and supervisory roles in the police departments of Detroit and the District of Columbia and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She has taught political science, urban studies and criminal justice at Howard, Rutgers, Central Florida and North Carolina Central Universities.

“Long before her role as president and CEO of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Dr. Scott was a trailblazer for women everywhere. She has been blessed with the ability to see beyond herself and help the lost, the least and the left out. This award is being presented to her because not only does she deserve it, she has earned it! She models for us the very essence of the words: ‘Woman of Excellence in Business,'” said Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., founder and president of the Coalition.The Rainbow PUSH Coalition (RPC) is a multi-racial, multi-issue, progressive, international membership organization fighting for social change.

A native of Louisiana, Dr. Scott earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Southern University in Baton Rouge, La., a master’s degree in political science from the University of Iowa, and a doctoral degree in political science from Atlanta University

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The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc.,established in 1976, is a non-partisan, non-profit, public policy, research and educational institute intended to broaden and elevate the influence of African Americans in the political, legislative and public policy ar

Muriel Cooper
(202) 263-2829

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