Regina Brown Wilson, Director

As the founder of RBW Communications a strategic communications firm that specializes in positioning African-American community, political, faith and thought leaders in public policy discussions — Wilson has a long record of ensuring that the black viewpoint remains central to all of the debates that shape life in California.

A 2007 appointee of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to the state Department of Education, Wilson held several posts in the administration: communications chair of the governor’s “Troops to College” initiative, which encourages active-duty personnel and veterans to use their Montgomery GI Bill at California’s public colleges and universities; head of communications for the State Board of Education; and statewide education and faith-based outreach manager for the 2010 Census.

Prior to her work in government, Wilson co-founded BPC Mediaworks LLC, a media relations firm that managed The Black Voice News a weekly newspaper and handled government affairs for black-owned media outlets throughout California. A graduate of Wilberforce University, Wilson holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications.