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Alliance for Digital Equality Appoints Teresa McBride, One of America's Leading Latino Entrepreneurs, to Its Board of Advisors
May 14, 2010 (06:05 PM EDT)
ATLANTA, May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Digital Equality (ADE) today announced the appointment of business woman extraordinaire, Teresa McBride, to its Board of Advisors. Teresa McBride is the Founder and CEO of McBride and Company – a Merchant bank and financial consulting group.
Ms. McBride was the former Founder and CEO of McBride and Associates, a leading technology solutions company serving Fortune 500 companies and Governments. Having built her company from up from its inception in 1985 to $200 million in annual revenue prior to selling in 1999, Ms. McBride and her company have received numerous awards and honors over the years, including The Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year presented at the White House. She has also served on several boards, including serving as a director for The Federal Reserve Bank Kansas City Branch in Denver, as well as a Senate task force under both the George H.W. Bush and then Clinton administrations. She has been a member of several organizations to include the Young Presidents Organization, The Committee of 200, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and the New American Alliance.
Ms. McBride founded College Bound, a nonprofit program with the objective of reducing the dropout rate and crime rate, which go hand in hand. The program matches grade school classrooms with a college student to help students establish an interest in higher education at an earlier age. The McBride College Bound program has served over 120,000 students since its inception.
"Ms. McBride is one of the most pioneering business women in the Latino community who is committed to improving the lives of others. As a true humanitarian, she will be a tremendous asset to the ADE in our outreach to the Latino community," said Chairman Hollis.
ADE serves as a bridge between policymakers and minority individuals in order to help the public understand how legislative and regulatory policies regarding new technologies can impact and empower their daily lives.
The ADE has launched Digital Empowerment Councils in Charleston, SC, Houston, TX, Detroit, MI, Miami, FL, Atlanta, GA, Boston, MA and Chicago, IL, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, CA and Newark, NJ. Over the next 18 months, the ADE will expand its Councils in 10 additional cities across the country.
ADE's goal is to educate Americans about the benefits of new broadband technologies and be a voice of underserved communities to raise awareness of the importance of new technologies regardless of socioeconomic status.
About the Alliance for Digital Equality- The Alliance for Digital Equality, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a national non-profit consumer advocacy organization that serves to facilitate and ensure equal access to technology in underserved communities. The Alliance also serves as a bridge between policymakers and minority individuals in order to help the public understand how legislative and regulatory policies regarding new technologies can impact and empower their daily lives. For more information on The Alliance for Digital Equality, please visit www.alliancefordigitalequality.org.
SOURCE Alliance for Digital Equality