National Director, Minority Business Development Agency
As National Director of the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Mr. Hinson oversees five regional offices and a network of 48 minority business centers providing services to promote the growth and competitiveness of minority businesses.
The overall mission of MBDA is to achieve economic parity for the minority business community. In order to achieve this goal, MBDA is focused on building the foundation for the next generation of $100 million dollar minority-owned companies.
Mr. Hinson is uniquely qualified to lead MBDA. Prior to joining MBDA, Mr. Hinson was President and CEO of Wealth Management Network, Inc., a multi-million dollar independent, financial advisory boutique. Before his own path into entrepreneurship, Mr. Hinson managed a 10-state sales region as Director of Advisory Services for Envestnet Asset Management, a $70 billion financial advisory firm. In his capacity, Mr. Hinson provided advice in asset allocation, portfolio construction, technology and product implementation. He also served as Managing Director of Business Development for the company.
In addition, Mr. Hinson previously held a variety of senior-level and mid-management positions at Bank of America, Morgan Stanley & Company, First Chicago (now JP Morgan Chase) and the Village Foundation.
Mr. Hinson received an MBA in finance from The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School, and a bachelor's degree in insurance and finance with honors from Howard University in Washington, DC. In addition, he completed a fellowship in international finance with honors from the Stockholm School of Economics and graduate-level studies in French with honors at the University of Abidjan, in Ivory Coast, West Africa.
Mr. Hinson is a native of St. Louis, Mo., and currently resides in Washington, DC.