Wayne C. Winborne Board Member

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Wayne C. Winborne is the executive director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, Newark, home to the country’s most extensive jazz archive and library. In this newly created position, Mr. Winborne is expected to catalyze the growing interest in jazz and promote audience development for this uniquely American art form. He is the past Principal of The Winborne Group, a consulting group focusing on non-profit fund development, strategic planning, and management, corporate diversity, marketing, and program design and facilitation. Prior to this, he was Vice-President, Business Diversity Outreach at Prudential Financial. He has also been Director of Program and Policy Research at The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Program Officer at the Ford Foundation, Senior Research Coordinator at the Center for Law and Social Justice at Medgar Evers College, and an adjunct lecturer in psychology and research methods at New York University and the City University of New York’s Baruch and Medgar Evers Colleges.

His many honors include: Feminist Press -- Crossing Borders award (2006), National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Clubs – Man of Distinction award (2207); Asian American Federation of New York – Spirit of Asian America award (2008); FraserNet – Corporate Professional of the Year award (2009); and National Council for Research on Women – Diversity Champion Award (2010). Mr. Winborne holds degrees from Stanford and New York University.