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Bernita McCann-Hightower, Treasurer, OH | IBWPPI

Board Member Spotlight

It is with tremendous excitement and enthusiasm that we announce the appointment of Bernita McCann to the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors for the International Black Women’s Public Policy Institute. Director McCann joined the Board of Directors two years ago and has been a valuable contributor to our work and the forward movement of the organization. We welcome her leadership and intellectual contributions to the leadership team of IBWPPI in her elevated post on the board.

Bernita McCann is the President & CEO of Next Generation Fuel, which is a wholesale distributor of petroleum-refined products and alternative fuels throughout the United States and South Africa. Learn more about her background here.

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Announcements for Members of the Young Ambassadors Program

We’re proud to share that Young Ambassadors Channell Mellish and Jazzmine Dowtin have graduated from the Masters Series for Distinguished Leaders program. The program is operated by the Skinner Leadership Institute and is geared towards people of color in middle management, ages 25-45, from the corporate and civic arena.

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Channell Mellish serves as the Director of Public Affairs at the Office of the New York City Public Advocate.
Jazzmine Dowtin
Jazzmine Dowtin serves as the Senior Government Affairs Assistant and Intern Coordinator at Toyota North America.

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