Riley K. Temple

Riley Temple is a principal in the Washington, D.C. strategic consulting firm, Temple Strategies. Mr. Temple has extensive experience in federal legislative, policy and regulatory matters. Mr. Temple served as Assistant General Counsel at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting from 1974 to 1977, and from 1977 to 1978 as Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Charles McC. Mathias (R-MD). 

Mr. Temple is a co-founder of the True Colors Theatre Company, a national black theater company based in Atlanta, GA.  He endowed the David L. Temple, Sr. and Helen J. Temple Scholarship for Study Abroad and Visiting Lecture Series in Africana Studies at Lafayette College in Easton, PA.  He is a member of the Community and Friends Board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, a board member of the Foundation for the National Archives and a member of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation. 

Mr. Temple received his JD degree from Georgetown University in 1974 and his AB degree from Lafayette College in 1971, which also awarded him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree in 2009. The Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington granted Mr. Temple its Individual Arts Patron Award in 2003.  He is the author of Aunt Ester's Children Redeemed: Journeys to Freedom in August Wilson's Ten Plays of Twentieth-Century Black America (Cascade, Eugene) 2017.