Greetings Corporate Round Table Members,

It is with great humility that I take on this role as Chairperson of the Corporate Round Table (CRT).

The CRT was founded to support the mission of NBCSL, specifically, to support legislators as they consider public policy issues that impact their African-American constituents.  It is my greatest hope that we continue that work together in order to create better communities for all.

As I look forward to my time as Chairperson, I acknowledge that I stand on the shoulders of so many great contributors and I pledge to continue their good work.    During the next two years, my goal is to continue to grow the membership of the CRT, increase CRT committee engagement with CRT members and legislators, and to continue to move forward toward a more robust model law process.

I believe in the power, passion, and potential of this organization.  I consider it an honor to partner with the legislators, and with CRT members in this role and look forward to what we can do together.

Finally, I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to congratulate and thank our outgoing Chairperson, Patrick Hannah, for his leadership.  Patrick took the CRT to the next level and it has been my pleasure to serve with him.  I look forward to working with him through this transition.

I hope you will join me on this journey.

Sincerely yours,

Kristin T. Givens, CLU, CPCU
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