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Herman Marrel Foushee

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Financial Chief Executive
Radio Host

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue, Green
Favorite Food:
Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Dominican Republic
Favorite Quote:
It Won't Be This Way Always.

Birthplace

Born:
6/26/1949
Birth Location:
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
MediaMakers
Occupation(s):
Financial Chief Executive
Radio Host

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue, Green
Favorite Food:
Fish
Favorite Time of Year:
Summer
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Dominican Republic
Favorite Quote:
It Won't Be This Way Always.

Birthplace

Born:
6/26/1949
Birth Location:
Chapel Hill
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Biography

Businessman H. Marrel Foushee was born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, on June 26, 1949, the oldest of eight children. After graduating from high school in 1967, he joined the U.S. Air Force, and in 1972 enrolled at Howard University on a football scholarship, earning a B.A. in political science with honors in just two and a half years. He later returned to earn an M.P.A. in 1977.

Foushee started his career with an internship at the National Bureau of Standards in 1974. After completing his M.A., Foushee went to work at Public Technology, Inc., as the assistant to the director, where he liased with federal authorities as part of its Urban Consortium Program. In 1978, he founded Foushee's Tax and Financial Management Services, where he remains president. He has also spent significant time working for federal and local governments, serving with the Department of Energy as a program analyst and with the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization. From 1984 to 1987, he served as chief of the Washington, D.C. Office of Paternity and Child Support, and from 1989 to 1991 as an executive assistant and acting administrator in the D.C. Youth Services Administration. The mayor of Washington, D.C., appointed Foushee to the Department of Public Works as administrator of facilities management, where he served from 1996 to 1997.

Foushee has also been active in the media, working as an on-air personality for WHUR, the Howard University radio station, offering tax advice for thirteen years between 1982 and 1995. He expanded out to WDCU in 1992, producing and hosting Business Digest for three years. Foushee expanded his own personal business in 1997, opening Foushee's Business Management Services, where he is managing partner.

Over his career, Foushee has received many awards, including the Outstanding Professional of Washington, D.C., in 1987 and a Presidential Citation from the D.C. Chamber of Commerce. He has also been listed in Who's Who in Black Corporate America. He serves on the board of the Howard University Small Business Development Center and on the Metropolitan Baptist Church Foundation. He is also a founder of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators and was the first president of the Black M.B.A. Association of Washington, D.C.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 1 - Slating of Herman Marrel Foushee's interview
  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Herman Marrel Foushee lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his maternal family history, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his maternal family history, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his paternal family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about his participation in the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes the sights, sounds, and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his childhood memories, pt. 1
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his childhood memories, pt. 2
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about his grade school years
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about his role in a production of "Show Boat" at Guy B. Phillips Junior High after the school was integrated
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his activism during the Civil Rights Movement
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his aspirations as a student at Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about his experiences of racial discrimination as a student at Chapel Hill High School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about his social life and football career at Chapel Hill High School
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his decision to join the U.S. Air Force
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his experience in the U.S. Air Force
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about combating racism in the U.S. Air Force with the Brotherhood Association Serviceman
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about attending Howard University in Washington, D.C. after leaving the U.S. Air Force
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his experience at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about his professors at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about his graduate studies in public administration at Howard University in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about his internship at the National Bureau of Standards while conducting graduate studies at Howard University
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his time with Public Technology, Inc.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about working in the Office of Paternity and Child Support in Washington, D.C.
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about Mayor Marion Barry
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about working as a radio personality on WHUR and WDCU
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes the guests and the subjects featured on his "Business Digest" show on WDCU
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Herman Marrel Foushee shares his advice for small business entrepreneurs
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Herman Marrel Foushee analyzes the downfall of small black businesses started in the 1970s
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his work for the National Black M.B.A. Association of Washington, D.C. and guarding his inner circle
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about the money management problems often faced by professional athletes
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Herman Marrel Foushee compares the difference in how black businesses are treated versus businesses started by other ethnic groups
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about the changing face of the service industry
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about various facets of the underground economy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Herman Marrel Foushee describes his hopes and concerns for the African American community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about what he would do differently
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Herman Marrel Foushee reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Herman Marrel Foushee talks about how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Herman Marrel Foushee narrates his photographs