Rosalind T. Styles, President and CEO
Rosalind T. Styles, President and CEO of CAPITOL CITY ASSOCIATES, INC., for over twenty years, is a Black woman born and raised in the Anacostia Section of Washington, DC (Ward 8); she has been a resident of Prince George’s County since 2005. She has over forty (40) years of community-based, federal, local and private industry administrative and management experience. Her professional career has encompassed the management of human resource programs, community development programs and affirmative action programs geared toward enhancing economic development opportunities for local and minority residents and businesses.
Ms. Styles professional portfolio includes national, local and foreign civil service. She has served as the Personnel Officer at the US Peace Corp, assisting to recruit and place Country Directors and Program Managers in Third World countries. As an Employment Specialist at the District Department of Employment Services, she provided employer services to major corporations and businesses doing business in the District of Columbia. Ms. Styles was a member of the Development Team selected by the District of Columbia Housing Authority for the delivery of the comprehensive rehabilitation of two severely distress public housing properties on a HUD federally-funded project in Washington, DC renamed Henson Ridge. She has served as the Compliance Manager of several high-profile construction projects; the modernization and construction of over 200 District of Columbia Public Schools and over 20 District and Maryland buildings, including the 11th Street Bridge and currently the South Capitol Street Bridge.
Ms. Styles owned and operated an event marketing and professional services company, Styles Wedding Service for over twenty years and produced the Black Bridal Expo designed to provide resources to prospective Brides and assisting African-American businesses to prosper in the lucrative bridal industry. She utilized her expertise to provide training and human development services to African Americans in business development and employment services to be competitive in the professional marketplace. She is committed to ensure that local and minority businesses and residents are able to participate in the economic resurgence of their neighborhood.
Ms. Styles currently served as member of the National Board of Directors of the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), a nonprofit trade association established in 1969 to address the needs and concerns of minority contractors. She is also President of the local Chapter that serves Washington, DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Ms. Styles actively participates in the political arena; she continues to serve as a member of political organizations and actively participates in voter registration drives, providing hands-on support to elections in local communities, Mayors, Councils, Congressional Representatives and Presidential races; she assists with Get-Out-the-Vote drives and serves on Transition and Inaugural Committees, including serving as the Deputy Chair of Mayor Marion Barry’s Inaugural Committee and continues to serve on the Marion Barry Foundation.
Ms. Styles’ commitment is to ensure the participation of minorities in developing communities, electing leadership and enhancing minority representation in national and local forums. She has received numerous awards and accolades in honor of her distinguished public service. She has been honored for her achievements by the United States Congress, the Mayor of the District of Columbia, Council of the District of Columbia, the Democratic State Committee, the Smithsonian Institution, major corporations and various community groups. Ms. Styles closed her corporate office in order for herself and her staff to serve as volunteers at the Pentagon Disaster Relief effort after September 11th. She has been recognized twice as one of Maryland’s “Top 100 Minority Business Enterprises” by the Governor of Maryland.