Global Conference 2002
National Director, Minority Business Development Agency (Washington, DC)
Ronald Langston is the National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) appointed by President George W. Bush to fulfill the Agency′s mission of fostering the growth of the nation′s minority-owned firms. Langston directs the Department of Commerce′s minority business development initiatives and assists in implementing new strategies to better serve the minority business community. Prior to joining the MBDA, Langston was Vice President for Administration and Organizational Management for EMCO Enterprises, Inc., of Des Moines, Iowa and a Director of National Market′s, Principal Financial Group. Langston′s business experience spans commercial real estate, micro-enterprise development, marketing, and legislative affairs. He served as a Presidential Appointee during the Reagan Administration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C., as an Executive Assistant to the Commissioner for Children, Youth and Families, and as a Congressional Affairs Officer to the Secretary of HHS. Langston earned master′s degrees at the Bernard Baruch College, City University of NewYork and the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.