Cornell William Brooks
Cornell William Brooks, a civil-rights attorney and ordained minister, is the president and CEO of
Brooks is a former senior counsel for the Federal Communications Commission, where he worked on legal and policy matters promoting small business and media-ownership diversity and directing the FCC's Office of Communication Business Opportunities. Earlier, as a U.S. Department of Justice trial attorney, he secured the then-largest government settlement for victims of housing discrimination based on testing and filed the government's first lawsuit against a nursing home alleging housing discrimination based on race.
Brooks earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Jackson State University, a master of divinity degree from Boston University and a law degree from Yale University.