Thurgood Marshall College Fund Taps Silicon Valley Executive For Its Board Of Directors

Washington, DC (October 1, 2015) – The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) has appointed Oracle Executive Steven Wolfe Pereira to its Board of Directors, announced Jim Clifton, TMCF Board Chairman and President of Gallup. Mr. Wolfe Pereira’s board appointment continues to prove TMCF’s ability to attract top Silicon Valley companies and executives to invest in Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as they grow their diversity pipeline.

Based in San Francisco, CA, Mr. Wolfe Pereira is VP Brand Strategy & Marketing Solutions at the Oracle Data Cloud (ODC) where he leads the group’s efforts to help CMOs, marketing leaders and agency partners realize the value and power of data to discover consumer insights, activate media, and measure results. He joined Oracle through the acquisition of Datalogix in January 2015, where he served as Chief Marketing Officer.

“TMCF has quickly reached a critical stage in our history,” said Clifton. “Steven’s background and talent will allow us to fully leverage more opportunities to further our mission and work.”

Prior to Oracle, Mr. Wolfe Pereira was Executive Vice President at Starcom MediaVest Group and held leadership roles at Univision Communications and Akamai Technologies, serving in a variety of business development, corporate strategy, finance and marketing roles.

“It is a privilege and an honor to be joining the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Board,” said Wolfe Pereira. “Since its inception, TMCF has been instrumental in connecting high-performing students with great employment opportunities. As we are increasingly living in a multicultural nation, the mission of TMCF is more important than ever. I look forward to honoring its legacy and serving the students and families of this incredibly impactful, purpose-driven organization.”

A Fulbright Scholar, Mr. Wolfe Pereira is a graduate of Tufts University and completed the Greater Boston Executive MBA Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. In addition to serving on the Board of TMCF, Mr. Wolfe Pereira also serves on the board of the Ad Council, the Advertising Research Foundation (ARF) and Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO).

“Steven’s expertise in advertising, media, marketing and technology will be a huge asset to TMCF as we stay on course to increasing our visibility and awareness,” said TMCF President and CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. “As we continue cultivating leaders of tomorrow, especially in the tech fields, Steven will bring forth a mastery of skills and leadership that will further grow our strategic direction.”

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ABOUT THE THURGOOD MARSHALL COLLEGE FUND (TMCF)
TMCF is named for the U.S. Supreme Court’s first African-American Justice. Established in 1987, TMCF supports and represents nearly 300,000 students attending its 47 member-schools that include publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), medical schools and law schools. Through its scholarships and programs, TMCF plays a key role in preparing the leaders of tomorrow. For more information on TMCF, visit tmcf.org.