• Tue. Jan 18th, 2022

FAMU Grad And Former Senior White House Aide Vincent Evans Named New Black Caucus Executive Director

Vincent Evans

Vincent Evans, a former aide to Vice President Kamala Harris, has been named the new executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC).

“We are thrilled to welcome Vincent Evans to the Congressional Black Caucus,” the CBC Chairwoman Joyce Beatty announced the appointment on their website in a statement

“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. 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.

His White House role 

Evans joins the CBC after serving as the deputy director of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs for the office of the vice president for the past year.  Before then he was the political director for Harris after she was tapped to be the vice presidential nominee in 2020. He also previously served as a senior aide to Rep. Al Lawson (D-Fla.) and political director for Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign in Florida. 

“I am deeply honored to be named the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus,” Evans said in a statement on Tuesday.

“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.”

The CBC is a group of Black lawmakers that advocate for issues significant to the African American community, such as healthcare and voting rights. The group is comprised of 56 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Evans is a graduate of Florida A&M University.