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C Street Co-Founders join Black Economic Alliance Advisory Board

December 6, 2021 / Black Economic Alliance - The Black Economic Alliance (BEA), a nonpartisan group of Black business leaders, welcomed Lisa Opoku, John W. Rogers, Jr., Brian Mathis, Natalie Tran, and Jon Henes to the BEA Advisory Board.

We’re extremely fortunate to have access to the knowledge and skills our new Advisory Board members bring to the table,” said Charles Phillips, Co-Chair of BEA; Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Recognize. “With deeply experienced and passionate individuals on our Advisory Board, BEA continues to grow and make lasting, impactful change.”


Brian Mathis is a founding partner of Pine Street Alternative Asset Management and co-founder and Senior Advisor of C Street. He brings significant financial sector expertise to the BEA Advisory Board, including hedge fund, private equity, and venture capital experience, globally. Mathis serves on the Board of Directors of Ares/Black Creek Diversified Property Fund, NewHold Investment Corporation (NASDAQ: NHICU), and Vericast, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.


“The Black Economic Alliance is uniquely situated to influence real, systemic economic change for Black people across the country,” said Brian Mathis, BEA Advisory Board Member. “I care deeply about the fight for racial and economic equity, and I look forward to working with this innovative group of influential leaders to advance generational wealth building for Black people.”


Jon Henes is the co-founder and CEO of C Street, a strategic advisory firm helping CEOs and C-suites maximize value through the power of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Henes is also the co-founder of the Foundation for Education in Honduras (FEIH) and the Chair of the Board of the Vice President’s Residence Foundation. He serves on the Board of Directors of FEIH, CaringKind, and the Heart of Alzheimer’s Caregiving, as well as on the Board of Trustees of Union College.


“I’m honored to join the new and existing BEA Advisory Board members in our efforts to drive economic progress for Black communities,” said Jon Henes, BEA Advisory Board Member. “It’s incumbent on all of us to work tirelessly to advance racial equity and inclusion in Corporate America.”


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