Obiora “Bo” Menkiti

Bo Menkiti, a Director since 2011 is Vice-Chair of the Board, currently a member of the Executive Committee, the Directors’ Loan Committee and the Business & Community Development Committee. Mr. Menkiti is the Founder and CEO of The Menkiti Group, a real estate company dedicated to transforming lives and communities through real estate. The Menkiti Group is focused on strengthening neighborhoods through the strategic development, management, and disposition of real estate in urban markets. Mr. Menkiti also serves as CEO and is the Founding Partner of Keller Williams Capital Properties, (KWCP) a residential real estate brokerage managed by The Menkiti Group. Prior to forming The Menkiti Group and KWCP, Mr. Menkiti served as Chief Operating Officer of College Summit, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the college enrollment rate of low-income students. In this capacity, Mr. Menkiti oversaw the organization’s successful growth into a multi-site national organization.

Under Mr. Menkiti’s leadership, The Menkiti Group and KWCP have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as being among the fastest growing private companies in the nation and by the Initiative for Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Fortune Magazine as two of the fastest growing inner city businesses in America. Mr. Menkiti has also been recognized by EY as a 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year.

Mr. Menkiti’s work has been featured in David Bornstein’s book on social entrepreneurs, How to Change the World, and in Stephen Goldsmith’s The Power of Social Innovation, and he has been recognized nationally by Ebony and Inc. magazines as one of the coolest young entrepreneurs in America. In 2006, Mr. Menkiti was recognized with The National Association of Realtors Prestigious “30 under 30” award, and in 2014 he was honored by the National Association of Realtors as the District of Columbia Realtor of the Year, and in 2014, followed by being named as Keller Williams Realty International’s 2015 Entrepreneur of the Year. The Washington Business Journal named Menkiti a Minority Business Leader by and placed him on the 2014 Power 100, a list of the most influential business leaders in the Washington metropolitan area.

Committed to serving communities and transforming neighborhoods by serving on civic and public service organizations, Mr. Menkiti served as the 2013 President of the District of Columbia Association of Realtors, and served on the board of the DC Water, the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority. In 2015, Mr. Menkiti was inducted on the board of the Meyer Foundation, the Federal City Council, and was elected to the Executive Board of Prolanthropy. In the same year, Mr. Menkiti launched the Capital Properties Menkiti Group Foundation, (CPMG Foundation) an organization that focuses its resources on serving the diverse social needs existing in the National Capital Area. He is a current board member for Dance Place, and serves as a member of the Steering Committee of the Small Business Policy Project.

Mr. Menkiti is a graduate of Harvard University and lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and three young sons.

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