Speaker

Cedric Richmond


Senior Advisor to President Biden and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement

Cedric Richmond currently serves as an advisor to the President and director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, a unit of the White House Office which is responsible for creating and coordinating direct dialogue between the Biden-Harris Administration and the diverse American public.

A member of the Democratic Party, Richmond was the U.S. Representative for Louisiana’s 2nd congressional district from 2011-2021 after serving as one of the youngest legislators in the Louisiana State Assembly when he was elected shortly after his 27th birthday.

During his time as a Louisiana State Representative for the 101st district (New Orleans) from 2000-2011, Richmond worked in a bipartisan fashion to deliver results to his constituents – including long-term federal relief from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters.

From 2017-2019, Richmond led the Congressional Black Caucus. Beginning with his third term, he was the only Louisiana Democrat serving in either chamber of Congress.

In 2019, Richmond was named the first national co-chairman of the Joe Biden 2020 presidential campaign, and on September 5, 2020, he was named a co-chair of Biden’s presidential transition. On November 17, 2020, Richmond announced he would leave Congress in January 2021 to start his new, appointed role in the Biden-Harris Administration.

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Business Program III & Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 10:00AM - 11:15AM

Hear from senior industry executives on current business initiatives. NACDS will also recognize the 2021 Sheldon W. Fantle Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Larry J. Merlo, CVS Health. The Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals whose accomplishments and contributions to the industry over the course of their career merit special recognition.