"Strategic Marketing and Execution"
                The Aon Center
                200 E. Randolph
                  Suite # 5100
              Chicago, IL.60601     
             Office (312) 473.0775                                               
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                                                                   ALGERNON H. PENN



Algernon H. Penn is the President of Penn Consulting Group, a Chicago based marketing and public relations consultancy that provides strategic premium market branding, business development and communications resources to small and medium sized businesses. Penn Consulting Group's diverse list of services have been used by businesses in industries from entertainment, government, non-profit and sales.

Mr. Penn has also been a leader in the affordable housing arena. He's worked as a homeownership and housing advocate in the African-American community for over 20 years.

As Vice-President of Strategic Partnerships for Home Gift USA, Inc., he was responsible for the development of     "The Keys of the Kingdom Homeownership Initiative." a homeownership literacy model that impacted 4,000 African-American churches across the nation.

As Regional Director for The Nehemiah Corporation of California’s Down Payment Assistance program, which is nationally known as The Nehemiah Program, Mr. Penn was instrumental in helping Nehemiah provide the opportunity of homeownership for over 150,000 families and individuals across the nation.

While at Nehemiah, he was a roundtable member with Cities First, a public-private partnership between the U.S. Conference of Mayors and The Nehemiah Corporation of California committed to the development of commerce in urban cities while ensuring economic opportunities for those who lived in those urban areas.

He served on four Congressional Task Force Committees across the nation (Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis) addressing the needs of African – American homeownership with The WOW (With Ownership, Wealth) Initiative, a national effort promoted by The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation that created one million African-American home-owners from 2001- 2005.

Mr. Penn has received numerous awards and honors for his efforts in affordable housing. Some of which includes:

The NAACP- Image Award, The New Orleans Center for Successful Living’s-Spirit of Greatness Award, The Texas Association of Real Estate Brokers, The Ohio REALTIST® Association, United States Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana, former New Orleans Mayor and current National Urban League President, Marc H. Morial, The New Orleans City Council and United States Congressman Bobby L. Rush (1st Congressional District of Illinois). He is a 2004-Who’s Who among African-Americans," by Thomson-Gale Publishers, 17th Edition, is a 2009 inductee into the Mahogany Alumni Hall of Fame for contributions in support of the Mahogany Scholarship Heritage Foundation and was honored by the Chicago Defender as one of its "2010 Men of Excellence."

Mr. Penn has been a requested speaker for conferences such as The African-American MBA Association’s DuSable Business Conference at the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business (October 2000), The New Orleans "Great Joy In the City" Conference, (September 2002), The inaugural Mississippi Faith Based Coalition’s Faith Summit in Jackson Mississippi (October 2002), The Third Annual City of Memphis Faith-Based Conference, (October 2002), Urban Outreach Foundation’s Annual Pastor’s and Ministry Leaders Conference (September 2004).Mr. Penn has served as 2nd-Vice-President and Board Member with Chicago’s Dearborn REALTIST® Board (DREB) – (2001-2004), National Sub-Committee Chairman of Product Development for The National Association of Real Estate Brokers Inc. (NAREB). (2003-2004). DREB and NAREB are two of the oldest African-American real estate trade associations in America.

Mr. Penn is Chairman of "Friends of ALNAC" (Abraham Lincoln National Airport Commission) a grass roots organization, committed to working with former University Park, IL Mayor Alvin R. McCowan and Illinois Congresswoman Robin Kelly (2nd Congressional District of Illinois) in building a 3rd regional airport in the Chicago Southland area.

Mr. Penn also was honored to work with the "Faith, Dignity and Respect Initiative" with Thornton Township which Nominated Emanuel AME Church of Charleston South Carolina for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

He is a life member of the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Presidents Council, which provides scholarship opportunities for deserving minority students, and has served as an elected official with the Village of University Park, IL as Village Trustee.

He is married to author Dr. Suzanne Penn and together they have three adult children Jamila M. Trimuel, Drake E. Penn, Alexandria K. Penn, and two grandchildren Arianna and Elijah.