Advisory Committee Member Biography -
Deborah C. Wright
Deborah C. Wright is Chairman & CEO of Carver Bancorp, Inc., the holding company for Carver Federal Savings Bank, a federally chartered savings bank and the nation's largest African- and Caribbean-American operated bank, with $655 million in assets and 130 employees. Carver operates eight full-service branches in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan.
Prior to assuming her current position, Ms. Wright was President and CEO of the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation. She previously served as Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development under Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani. Prior to that appointment, Mayor David N. Dinkins appointed Ms. Wright to the New York City Housing Authority Board, which manages New York City's 189,000 public housing units.
Ms. Wright serves on the boards of Kraft Foods Inc., Time Warner, The Partnership for New York City and The Children's Defense Fund. She is a member of the Board of Overseers of Harvard University and a member of the Board of Managers of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She earned A.B., J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University.