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21 Nov 2013

NAACP announces search committee members for new President and CEO

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November 21, 2013 Category: Week In Review Posted by:

Baltimore– The NAACP announced the members of its search committee for the Association’s new president and CEO last week.


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.



‘”l 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



Outside Stakeholders


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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