President Obama Appoints Janice Bryant Howroyd, ACT•1 Group CEO, to Key Administration Post May 09, 2016 The White House announced President Barack Obama has appointed ACT-1 Group Founder and CEO Janice Bryant Howroyd to serve on the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. "As a product of an HBCU, I know the value to our society and economy from these institutions,” says Bryant Howroyd. “The need and privilege of working to support the collective and expanded missions of these schools are tremendous. It is an honor to bring my professional and personal expertise to this appointment." Read the press release.