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Mission

The mission of Hudson Consulting is to advise and assist nonprofit organizations with structuring, financing and implementing strategic alliances including collaborations, mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, cooperatives and other formal and informal organizational restructurings.

Who We Are

Paul C. Hudson founded Hudson Consulting in 2012 to advise and assist nonprofit organizations with design and implementation of restructuring strategies that improve sustainability and enhance organizational impact.

Hudson Consulting is a Los Angeles based firm with a national network of partners, nonprofit organizations and clients. Hudson Consulting are natives of Los Angeles with a depth of knowledge and experience with Los Angeles based organizations and politics.

Team

Paul C. Hudson

Paul C. Hudson

Paul Hudson is the immediate past Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Broadway Federal Bank, the largest and only publicly owned African American bank west of the Mississippi. Broadway Federal is a certified Community Development Financial Institution and has served the underserved minority markets of South Los Angeles since1947.

Prior to joining Broadway Federal in 1980, Hudson practiced law with the Washington D.C. firm of WilmerHale. In 1975, he returned to Los Angeles to join the law firm established by his father, Hudson, Sandoz and Brown. He is a member of the State of California and District of Columbia bars.

Mr. Hudson was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended Los Angeles public schools before receiving his bachelors degree in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and his juris doctorate degree from Boalt Hall School of Law. Hudson continued his education by completing the Graduate School of Savings Institution Management Program at the University of Texas, Austin.

In 2012, Hudson decided to combine his interest in sustainability strategies for nonprofits and his experience with for-profit mergers, collaborations, and consolidations and formed Hudson Consulting to bring best business practices, strategies and systems to the nonprofit sector with the goal of enhancing sustainability, improving efficiency, increasing growth and expanding programs. As an attorney at WilmerHale and as CEO of Broadway Federal, Hudson has been involved in several restructuring transactions, including corporate and financial restructurings.

 

Hudson also has extensive nonprofit experience in a variety of capacities. He is a past President of the Los Angeles NAACP and past Chairman of the Los Angeles City Community Redevelopment Agency. He currently serves as Chairman of Community Build, Inc., Center for Social Inclusion, and Ebony Repertory Theatre. He also serves on the Los Angeles City Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, and on the board of the Tuskegee Airmen Scholarship Foundation and the African American Board Leadership Institute.

Mr. Hudson has previously served on several public boards, including the California Housing Finance Agency, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association Board of Investments, Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension Fund, and the Los Angeles County Hospital Commission.

He has also served on several industry and business boards, including California Bankers Association, California Business Roundtable, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Greater Los Angeles African American Chamber of Commerce, Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.

Finally, Mr. Hudson has served on the following education and community boards, Pitzer College, California State University at Los Angeles Foundation, Phillips Graduate Institute, Fremont College, California Community Foundation, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, ConnectEd-The California Center for College and Career, the Insight Center for Community and Economic Development, Abode Communities, Inc, Los Angeles American Red Cross, Alliance for College Ready Schools, Los Angeles Orthopaedic Hospital, Museum of Science and Industry Foundation, Fulfillment Fund, and the Southern California Counseling Center.

 

Melody Chiong

Melody Chiong, PhD
Director of Research

Melody Chiong was born and raised in Los Angeles. She attended Occidental College as a Centennial Scholar and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in sociology in 2000. She earned her MA in sociology at the University of California, San Diego in 2005. In 2014, Melody earned her PhD in sociology at the University of California, San Diego. Her dissertation, "Conscientious Capitalism: Race, Culture and the Logic of Reinvestment at the Oldest African American Bank in Los Angeles," is based on ethnographic and archival research at Broadway Federal Bank in South Los Angeles. Broadway's dual mission of providing service to its underserved community members while continuing to make a profit is often contradictory. Dr. Chiong's dissertation examines the convergence of race, culture and economics at Broadway. Her research shows how the management and staff use their expertise in banking, their knowledge of their community, and what she calls their logic of reinvestment to implement strategies in an attempt to staying solvent while providing opportunities to a community that the mainstream financial industry has long neglected.

 

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