Charles R. Lowery, Jr.

Charles R. Lowery, Jr. is the Director of Fair Lending and Inclusion at the NAACP where he oversees compliance with the NAACP’s Responsible Mortgage Lending Principles and coordinates the role of the NAACP regarding national issues in the mortgage lending and consumer financial services arenas.


Mr. Lowery’s 17 years of experience in financial services includes 7 years as General Counsel and Legal Counsel with the D.C. Department of Banking and Financial Institutions where he prepared and passed District of Columbia laws in the areas of predatory mortgage lending and the licensing of mortgage lenders and brokers; 5 years as Policy Counsel at the Center for Responsible Lending where he served as a state coordinator in states targeted for legislative initiatives in the areas of predatory mortgage lending and payday lending and where he organized, developed, and maintained military outreach activities with the Department of Defense and the Departments of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force in the areas of predatory mortgage lending, payday lending, and other abusive consumer financial services practices and products;  and 2 years as Acting Director of Military Saves where he directed a social marketing campaign co-sponsored by the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Consumer Federation of America that works with DoD, the military services, military relief organizations, defense credit unions, military banks and others to help servicemembers and their families save money and reduce debt.

Mr. Lowery is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts and is a graduate of Stanford University (A.B. Economics with Honors) and the University of Michigan Law School.  His career includes over 30 years of public service including positions with D.C. Government, federal government, and legal services and he has been a resident of the District for over 25 years.

Mr. Lowery is a graduate of Stanford University (A.B. Economics with Honors) and the University of Michigan Law School and has been a resident of the District for over 25 years.