Dr. Claud Anderson is president of PowerNomics Corporation of America, Inc. and The Harvest Institute, Inc.
PowerNomics is a company that publishes his books and produces the multimedia presentations in which he explains his concept, PowerNomics. PowerNomics is a package of principles and strategies that explain “race” and offer a guide for Black America to become a more self-sufficient and economically competitive group in America.
As an entrepreneur, Dr. Anderson built Maryland’s largest seafood producing
facility and operated it for seven years, has owned radio stations, retail food outlets and a residential construction company. He lectures frequently to business groups, universities, churches and social organizations on the economic, social and political solutions he proposes. His books, all highly popular, are widely read throughout the United States and are used as textbooks in many universities and high schools.
Dr. Anderson has a broad and varied base of experiences spanning education, business, federal and state politics and successful social reform. During integration, he served as State Coordinator of Education for Governor Reubin Askew of Florida. While serving in that capacity, he founded the State Action Council, a coalition of black leaders for political action in Florida. Dr. Anderson, appointed by former president Jimmy Carter, served as Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Commerce where he headed the Coastal Plains Regional Commission and funded and directed economic development activities for governors in the Southeastern states. He was executive director of two economic development corporations for the city of Miami, Florida. As special assistant to the 1988 Democratic Convention, he awarded 37% of the contracts to blacks, a record that has not been reached or broken.