NAACP Announces Search Committee Members for New President and CEONovember 14, 2013
(Baltimore, MD) – The NAACP has announced the members of its search committee for the Association’s new president and CEO. The members are a distinguished group of leaders from a variety of fields. The committee includes both members of the national board and key stakeholders.
“I am confident that this diverse group of established leaders will help us find a talented new president and CEO that will continue to successfully execute the mission of the NAACP,” stated Roslyn M. Brock, Chairman of the NAACP Board of Directors.
The committee members are:
From the NAACP National Board
Rev. Theresa Dear (Committee Chair) – Founder, HR4 Non-Profits
Lamell McMorris (Committee Vice Chair) – Founder and CEO Perennial Strategy Group
Rev. Dr. Amos C. Brown – Pastor, Third Baptist Church, San Francisco, California
Rabbi David Saperstein – Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Derrick Johnson – President, NAACP Mississippi State Conference
Dr. Dwayne Proctor – Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mary Kay Henry – International President, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Stephen L. Hightower – President & CEO, Hightower Petroleum Co.
Laura Murphy – Director, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Elaine R. Jones, Esq., – Former President & Director Counsel, NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Rosemary Harris Lytle – President Colorado, Montana, Wyoming NAACP Area Conference
Michael Coleman – Youth & College Division President, University of Texas, Arlington
Peter Rose – Senior Managing Director, Public Affairs Group, Blackstone
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