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About MBDA

The Minority Business Development Agency’s (MBDA) mission is to promote the growth and global competitiveness of Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) in order to unlock the country’s full economic potential.


  1. About
  2. Leadership
  3. Roosevelt Holmes

Roosevelt Holmes

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Roosevelt Holmes currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Minority Business Development Agency.  Prior to this appointment, he served as Senior Advisor in the White House Office of the National Cyber Director.  He came to the Office of the National Cyber Director from the U.S. Department of Commerce where he served as Deputy Director of the Office of the Business Liaison. Prior to his Presidential Appointment to the Department of Commerce, he was the Southern Region Coalitions Director for the Biden-Harris Campaign and also served on the Agency Review Team for the Department of Justice Transition Team.  

Roosevelt has extensive experience in the development and management of political, legislative, and grassroots campaigns. He worked on Democratic campaigns on multiple levels including President Obama’s 2008 campaign and Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s 2012 and 2015 reelection campaigns and served as the Political Director for the 2018 Florida Gubernatorial Campaign. In addition, he worked for the Florida Senate, Office of Congresswoman Kathy Castor, the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Education and the Workforce under Brother Bobby Scott, served in the Government Affairs and Public Policy Department of the United Negro College Fund, and held the roles of Political Director, Interim Executive Director, and Senior Advisor to the Florida Democratic Party.