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Natalie Madeira Cofield

2013 Speaker

Natalie Madeira Cofield currently serves as the president and CEO of the Capital City African American Chamber of Commerce in Austin, TX, a regional entity that focuses on economic development, supplier diversity, business and community relations on behalf of the Greater Austin African American community. Through her role, Cofield travels domestically and internationally promoting Austin for business recruitment and establishing relationships with corporate partners throughout the region. In 2011, she was named among the 20“30Something’s to Watch” in Austin by Austin Monthly and in 2006 she was named a “Top 30 Under 30” by Ebony Magazine.  Her work has been featured in Black Enterprise, Ebony, C-Span and the BusinessInsider, among others. Cofield is a magna cum laude graduate of the Howard University School of Business where she earned a degree in information systems and was named a Top 40 under 40 at the School of Business 40th Anniversary. Cofield also obtained her M.P.A as a Pi Alpha Alpha and magna cum laude graduate of the National Urban Fellows at the Baruch School of Public Affairs in New York.