Genia Wright

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

gwright@raceforward.org

Genia A. Wright is Senior Vice President of Finance and Operations at Race Forward. In this capacity, she is responsible for ensuring the organization has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, information technology infrastructure, and people systems in place to ensure organizational sustainability and operating efficiency.

Prior to joining Race Forward in June 2020, Genia served as Chief Operating and Financial Officer at the Vera Institute of Justice, a social justice organization working to build and improve justice systems that ensure fairness, promote safety, and strengthen communities. She has also served as Chief Operating Officer at Legal Services NYC, the largest civil legal services provider in the country; led operations for two separate research centers of the Urban Institute, a leading economic and social policy research organization; and provided operational strategy and support for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation as well as the Community Relations departments of Freddie Mac and Target Corporation.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Genia holds a BA in Public Relations/Business Administration from Howard University; a Master of Public Administration/Nonprofit Management from the George Washington University; two Masters Certificates in Contracts Administration from Villanova University; and the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification from the Project Management Institute. She is also on the Board of Trustees for the East Harlem Tutoring Program and the Diversity by Design Foundation, and volunteers with the national NAACP ACT-SO Program.