National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is a non-profit organization established with the objective of insuring the political, educational, social, and economic equality of minority groups. NAACP was founded in 1909 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.
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NAACP Announces Executive Changes
Oct 17 14
The NAACP announced the hires of Virgil E. Ecton as Executive Vice President, Development, Peter M. Williams as Executive Vice President, Programs and Claudia A. Withers as Chief Operating Officer. These veteran civil rights leaders will join the executive leadership team and continue the NAACP fight to ensure voting rights, economic equality, health equity, and a fair criminal justice system is a reality for all Americans. Mr. Williams most recently served as the principal for PW Consulting Group. Mr. Ecton distinguished background in working with Fortune 100 corporations, colleges, universities and major foundations such as the United Negro College Fund has enabled him to provide highly skilled strategic planning, budgeting, training, and performance development. Claudia Withers brings a depth of insight to the NAACP through non-profit management, research, teaching and hands-on experience. Formerly, the Chief Operating Officer of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Ms. Withers oversaw the day to day management of the agency as well as the development of the EEOC's strategic plan for Fiscal Year 2012-2016, and as the agency's Performance Improvement Officer is overseeing its implementation. Shavon Arline Bradley and Kia Pearson will assume leadership roles as Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Partnerships and Vice President of Executive Operations, respectively. Ms. Arline-Bradley will oversee strategic partnerships and facilitate the Association's strategic plan. Ms. Pearson's role as Vice President of Executive Operations will be expanded to oversee a fellowship program for the NAACP.
NAACP Announces the Resignation of Lynn Sutton as President of the Dubuque
Jun 11 14
Dubuque City Council Member Lynn Sutton has resigned as president of the Dubuque chapter of the NAACP. Sutton announced that she instead will focus on launching her advocacy group For the People. Sutton was elected president of the Dubuque NAACP in 2011.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Announces Management Changes
May 17 14
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People announced the selection of Cornell Williams Brooks to be President and CEO. Brooks takes the reins from Interim President and CEO Lorraine Miller.