Our Board of Directors

E. RenĂ©e Ingram, (President & Founder), has been an independent business consultant for nonprofit organizations and emerging small businesses within the Washington Metropolitan area with emphasis on financial management.  Ms. Ingram is also the former vice president and treasurer for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), where she worked for more than ten years. CPB is a private, non-profit organization whose mission is to facilitate the development and assurance of universal access to non-commercial high-quality programming and telecommunications services.

 

Ms. Ingram has served on the Board of Trustees for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Preservation Alliance of Virginia and The Robert and Mary Church Terrell House and LeDroit Park Museum and Cultural Center as well as the Board of Directors for the National Historic Landmark Stewards Association, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and the DC Preservation League. Ms. Ingram is a Life Member of The Association of Black Women Historians.

 

Ms. Ingram has served as a jurist for projects at the National Endowment for the Arts for Historic Preservation and Cultural Heritage and for the American Academy in Rome in Historic Preservation for Rome Prize Fellowships. 

 

Ms. Ingram received Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Management and Human Resources Management from Northeastern University and holds an MBA degree in Finance from the University of Denver.

 

 

Arnold G. Montgomery, (Secretary & Treasurer), is the former Senior Program Director for Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Rural LISC), a nonprofit organization, which works to equip rural areas with capital, strategy and technical assistance – helping to preserve and strengthen rural life, and providing a supportive network that connects community-based organizations with one another. Mr. Montgomery managed the administration and finance department for Rural LISC.

 

Mr. Montomery's previous experience includes 17 years as an independent consultant with an extensive list of clients. Mr. Montgomery received a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Science degree in Physics from Howard University, and holds an MBA degree from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

 

 

Col. Eugene J. Davis, USA (ret.), is a part-time faculty member for Central Carolina Community College. Mr. Davis was the former Managing Partner of D-5 Consulting, LLC, a Security and Emergency Management Consulting firm offering a variety of consulting services that include executive & mid-level management coaching, strategic planning and operations development. The firm also conducted training sessions on the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP). 

 

Mr. Davis served in the US Army for 28 years. Mr. Davis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Health & Physical Education and a Masters of Education degree from Howard University.

 

 

Edward D. Dunson, Jr., AIA, is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the Howard University School of Architecture and Design, a position he has held since 1989.  He was the Chairman of the Howard University Department of Architecture from 2007-2017. 

 

Mr. Dunson is a licensed architect and design consultant with over 40 years of experience in architecture and architecture education.  He is a member of the National Organization of Minority Architects and the American Institute of Architects.  Mr. Dunson previously served on the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Board from 1992 to 2001. Mr. Dunson is a member of the Board of Directors for IDEA Charter School, Washington, DC, and an Architectural Advisory Committee Member of the Board of Trustees for the President John Quincy Adams Memorial Foundation, Washington, DC.

 

Mr. Dunson is the architectural designer of the African American Civil War Memorial - US Colored Troops in Washington, DC.

 

Mr. Dunson is also a former Member of the Commission of Fine Arts, appointed by President Barack Obama.

 

Mr. Dunson received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Howard University and a Master of Science degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.