Tony Allen is Chief Executive Officer of the nation’s most diverse contemporary HBCU: Delaware State University. Tony started his career as speechwriter for then-US Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr. In 2020, he was named CEO of the 59th Presidential Inaugural after having served on the Advisory Board of the President’s Transition Team. In 2021, he was appointed to the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities as Chair, a role in which he continues to serve. Founding President of the Metropolitan Wilmington Urban League, Cofounder of Public Allies Delaware, Chair Emeritus of the National Urban Fellows, a Distinguished Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration, a member of the Economic a^ Community Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank
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