Senior Trump Administration Officials Join the CURE Team
For immediate release: February 2, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Star Parker, Founder and President of the Center for Urban Renewal & Education (CURE) announced today that two prominent Trump Administration officials and long-time conservative leaders, Diana Banister and Marty Dannenfelser, have joined the growing organization, bringing their years of experience to help CURE expand its reach and influence in Washington.
Banister, former Senior Advisor at the Department of Homeland Security and former President and Managing Partner of Shirley & Banister Public Affairs, will serve as CURE’s Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. In that role, Banister will focus much attention on the CURE’s Media Center that includes a weekly television show, CURE America with Star Parker, a new podcast and numerous opportunities in a variety of media. She will help manage the other initiatives in the policy and clergy center, working closely with the directors to achieve CURE’s goals to help those in the country’s most distressed communities.
Dannenfelser, former Senior Policy Advisor at the White House Office of Public Liaison and former Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights will become CURE’s Director of Governmental Affairs. Having spent many years working on Capitol Hill, Dannenfelser brings years of experience in public policy, regulatory policy and numerous contacts that will further achieve CURE’s mission in five key areas: housing, education, healthcare, economics and race and culture.
“We are delighted to build the team at CURE with very accomplished and hard-working individuals,” said Parker. “Diana and Marty have been involved in the work of CURE for many years and now bring their expertise to help CURE’s policy institute flourish. We are excited to build this team and have the opportunity to more strategically impact the country.”
The Center for Urban Renewal & Education is a policy and research center that is dedicated to fighting poverty and restoring dignity through messages of faith, freedom and personal responsibility. CURE seeks free-market solutions to provide education, employment, healthcare and the opportunity for black families to grow and their communities to flourish.
For more information about the Center for Urban Renewal & Education or Star Parker, please go to CUREpolicy.org or contact [email protected]