President Blackwell Honored in 101st General Assembly
Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr., Highlights President Blackwell's Leadership
Thank you to Illinois State Representative Marcus C. Evans, Jr., for recognizing CTPF Board of Trustees President Jeffery Blackwell as part of the African-American History Moment of the Day on the floor of the Illinois General Assembly.
Rep. Evans noted that President Blackwell has made great strides in the financial sector and the African-American community. A Chicago native, product of CPS, and teacher with over 20 years of experience, in November 2018, Blackwell was elected the first African-American male President of CTPF. Rep. Evans also highlighted Blackwell’s mentoring of youth and new teachers, his leadership in African investments for the Fund, and his work to promote inclusion and diversity in the State of Illinois.