Dr. Karen McRae
President and CEO of the National Organization of Concerned Black Men, (CBM) Inc.
Dr. Karen McRae is the President and CEO of the National Organization of Concerned Black Men, (CBM) Inc. she is the first female to serve in this position. Before CBM, Karen served as the fundraising director for Church World Service, executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, and executive director of the organization founded by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, founder of Black History Month, the Association for Study of Afro-American Life, and History. She has also served as executive director of one of the nation’s leading organizations comprised of senior African American corporate executives of Fortune 500 companies.
A native of New Jersey, she has served as a public-school educator, deputy city manager, and adjunct professor of American Government and Public Policy at several colleges and universities. As a consultant, Karen has worked with many national organizations creating innovative partnerships with major corporations, elected officials, and community leaders throughout the United States and abroad. She has also spent more than 15 years on Capitol Hill working as a consultant, professional staffer, and intern in the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives.
A trained and certified family, human development counselor, and corporate trainer, Karen received a BA from American University, MA and MPA from Rutgers University; she is completing a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Capella University and has received a Doctor of Divinity in Community and Educational Relations from Bethesda Bible College. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and her philosophy is to strive to be a “Transformational Leader with a Servant Mindset.”