WASHINGTON, D.C. – Florida A&M University (FAMU) alumnus and vice-presidential aide Vincent Evans has been named the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for the 117th Congress, the group announced Wednesday.
“We are thrilled to welcome Vincent Evans to the Congressional Black Caucus. As a leader for effective change, Vincent will help the CBC reach greater heights and make substantive advances in 2022. Vincent knows the importance of developing critical relationships when it comes to public engagement, along with a variety of policy and leadership skills,” said Congressional Black Caucus Chairwoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03).
“In addition to his experience, he brings great passion for further strengthening the CBC’s top priorities moving forward. His knowledge and past work with many members and the Administration is a big asset.”
Evans joins the CBC from the White House, where he serves as deputy director of Public Engagement & Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of the Vice President.
Before his tenure within the Biden-Harris administration, Evans served as the Southern political director for the Biden presidential campaign and is credited with Biden’s strong performance in the South Carolina Democratic Primary. During the presidential campaign, Evans, a former aide to FAMU alumnus U.S. Rep. Al Lawson, served as the political director to vice presidential nominee then-Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA).
In addition to helping elect federal and state political candidates in his native Florida, Evans has worked in the Florida Senate and later in Tallahassee city government as the chief aide to a city commissioner in Tallahassee.
“I am deeply honored to be named the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus,” said Evans. “I started my career in Washington working for a member of the CBC, so I know first-hand the tremendous leadership and impact this Caucus has in Congress and across the country. As we write the next chapter of the CBC story, I am excited for the opportunity to lend my experience and passion for supporting the collective vision of this storied Caucus.”
Since its establishment in 1971, the CBC has been committed to using the full constitutional power, statutory authority, and financial resources of the federal government to ensure that African Americans and other marginalized communities have the opportunity to achieve the American Dream.