African American Federal Executives Association



AAFEA was founded on May 28, 2002 by William A. Brown, Sr. (SES Retired); Tracey Pinson (SES Retired; deceased); Dr. Lenora Gant (SES); and Catherine Bland (GS-14 Retired), and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the State of Maryland. We thank our founders for their vision, leadership, and dedication to others!


AAFEA is widely recognized as the leading non-profit organization dedicated to preparing and supporting African Americans for advancement into and within the senior ranks of the United States Government.


The mission of AAFEA, Inc. is:

To promote the professional development and advancement of African Americans into and within the senior ranks of the United States Government;To sponsor and advocate programs, policies, practices and processes that promote career enhancing opportunities and the development of critical skills for African Americans;To establish partnerships and alliances with other senior level associations, public and private sector organizations and academia to leverage resources to develop intellectual capital to effectively execute the business of the federal government.

Strategic Priorities & Goals

Strategic Priority 1: Deliver High Quality Continuing Professional and Leadership Development Programs for SES at All Levels of SeniorityStrategic Priority 2: Deliver High Quality Professional and Leadership Development Programs for GS-13 to GS-15 (or equivalent) aspiring to senior levels of governmentStrategic Priority 3: Enhanced Member Service and EngagementStrategic Priority 4: Enhance Administrative OperationsStrategic Priority 5: Promote AAFEA Brand and Recognition as a Resource and Association of National Thought leaders.

When Fri From August 16, 2019 to
August 18, 2019
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