Jan. 30, 2021

A Conversation with Kendra Brown, Director of Public Policy, Mastercard

A Conversation with Kendra Brown, Director of Public Policy, Mastercard

Dear listeners—

Thanks for your patience. It has been over a month since our last episode aired, as life and career changes had me sidelined for a bit.

I’m excited to return with an episode featuring one of the most authentic and accomplished leaders in Washington, who also happens to be one of my favorite people! 

In this episode of The Minority Leaders, I speak with  incredibly wise and dynamic Kendra Brown.   Kendra  is Director of Public Policy for Mastercard. She is also  Chair of the Maryland State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission. 

A life-long overachiever, Kendra has more degrees than any one human should be allowed to have! However, she now has me convinced that DC needs more people with degrees in divinity  (or ethics) than political science.

Kendra discusses her interesting career journey and shares insights on how she juggles work, motherhood, and volunteerism with grace! I am in absolute awe of her.  You don't want to miss this delightful episode.

With gratitude,
Algene

Full Bio:
Kendra Brown currently holds the role of Director, Public Policy for Mastercard. She is also the Chair of the Maryland State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.  Previously, she was the Chief of Staff for Representative G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) in the United States Congress and Senior Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Affinity for the Washington College of Law at American University where she led the law school’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

She is a Former National Chair of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). During her term as National Chair, NBLSA was active in election protection, leadership training and development, academic planning, career development, and extensive advocacy efforts.

Kendra completed her undergraduate studies at Hampton University, her Master of Divinity at Howard University Divinity School, and received her law degree from Vermont Law School.  Additionally, Kendra attended the George Washington University School of Law for her Master of Laws.

She is committed to community engagement and empowerment as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Links, Incorporated.  She is a member of the Leadership Committee of Street Law, Inc, a global, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that develops classroom and community programs to educate youth about law and government.  Additionally, she is also a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, DC Regional Board.

 

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Kendra Brown

Director of Public Policy, Mastercard

Kendra Brown currently holds the role of Director, Public Policy for Mastercard. She is also the Chair of the Maryland State Advisory Committee of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission.  Previously, she was the Chief of Staff for Representative G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) in the United States Congress and Senior Director for Diversity, Inclusion and Affinity for the Washington College of Law at American University where she led the law school’s diversity and inclusion initiatives. 
She is a Former National Chair of the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). During her term as National Chair, NBLSA was active in election protection, leadership training and development, academic planning, career development, and extensive advocacy efforts.
Kendra completed her undergraduate studies at Hampton University, her Master of Divinity at Howard University Divinity School, and received her law degree from Vermont Law School.  Additionally, Kendra attended the George Washington University School of Law for her Master of Laws.
She is committed to community engagement and empowerment as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority and The Links, Incorporated.  She is a member of the Leadership Committee of Street Law, Inc, a global, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that develops classroom and community programs to educate youth about law and government.  Additionally, she is also a member of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington, DC Regional Board.