The members of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) Corporate Round Table are an impressive  group of nationally and internationally recognized businesses who appreciate the value of a partnership with Black state legislators  and their mission to serve their constituents. We appreciate our Corporate Round Table members and have dedicated this platform to new members in a show of appreciation for their contributions and commitment to NBCSL.


                                                                                                                      APCO Worldwide
 About APCO Worldwide:

 APCO Worldwide is an advisory and advocacy communications consultancy helping leading public and private sector   organizations navigate the challenges of today, act with agility, anticipate social risk, and build organizational reputations, relationships and solutions to succeed. APCO is an independent and majority women-owned business.

Most importantly, we are a trusted partner to our clients. We help them anticipate, plan, execute and secure their futures through our in-depth expertise, astute counsel and creative strategies. Click on the video to the right or here to learn more about our history.

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Courtney Crowder, Managing DirectorCourtney Crowder’s Bio:

Courtney Crowder, a leading expert in public affairs, government relations and political strategy, is the managing director of APCO Worldwide’s Raleigh office.

With nearly 20 years of experience in both private and public sectors, Mr. Crowder has unrivaled knowledge and insight on a wide range policy issues and strategic initiatives. Prior to joining APCO, Mr. Crowder founded and operated his own consultancy, Crowder Consulting.

Mr. Crowder also previously served four years as Legislative Director and senior advisor to Governor Bev Perdue. Before joining the governor’s office, he counseled corporate, nonprofit and governmental organizations at Capstrat, a North Carolina-based communications firm. He also served as the Legislative Liaison for the North Carolina Department of Insurance and Special Assistant to Commissioner James E. “Jim” Long and was on the campaign and congressional staff for Congressman Bob Etheridge from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Crowder has played an active role in a host of campaigns at every level – presidential, statewide, congressional and local.

Mr. Crowder received his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and French from North Carolina Central University and his Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from Duke University. He also studied at Oxford University in Oxford, England where he completed the Program of History, Politics and Society at Exeter College.

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Novo Nordisk

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About Novo Nordisk:

Novo Nordisk, a global healthcare company, has been committed to discovering and developing innovative medicines to help people living with diabetes lead longer, healthier lives for 95 years. This heritage has given us experience and capabilities that also enable us to help people defeat other serious diseases, including obesity, hemophilia and growth disorders. We remain steadfast in our conviction   that the formula for success is to stay focused, think long term and do business in a financially, socially and environmentally responsible way. With U.S. headquarters in New Jersey and production and research facilities in four states, Novo Nordisk employs nearly 6,000 employees throughout the country. For more information, visit, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Novo Nordisk in the United States

 At Novo Nordisk, we believe in change. We are parents, colleagues, neighbors and friends—people living with the complexities of    serious diseases. And we believe in the combination of science and soul to help nurture each other back to good health.

 For 95 years, we have been driving change to defeat diabetes, which has given us the experience and capability to help defeat other serious chronic diseases, including hemophilia, growth hormone disorders and obesity.

We work for a future where lives are not limited. To achieve this, we take the lead and continuously challenge the status quo by looking at change from new perspectives.

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We have much to accomplish together.  Learn about our legislative and private sector memberships.