Monday, February 22, 2010

Youngest Chairwoman Of NAACP Elected To Lead Association Board

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 22, 2010

New York, New York -Last Saturday, the National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP) anounced through a press release that Roslyn McCallister Brock, 44, had been elected Chairwoman by the NAACP Board of Directors. Brock is considered the first youngest and the fourth woman to lead the Association Board. The NAACP held their annual Board of Directors meeting at the Hilton over the weekend.
Brock has been a member of NAACP for more than 25 years of service to the Association. She began as a youth board member, Youth and College State Conference President, board member, and Vice Chair to the Board of Directors. Brock also created the annual NAACP Leadership 500 Summit, and has served as Chair of the Board Convention Planning Committee, according to NAACP annoucement.
Her statement to the press, "As the NAACP ushers in a new generation, it is a great honor to be elected Chairwoman of the Board of this esteemed Association,” Chairwoman Brock said, “We are blessed with the opportunity to lead the fight for civil and human rights into another century, and I am honored to help the NAACP issue the clarion call while ensuring the future legacy of this great organization.”  Brock replaces outgoing NAACP Chairman Emeritus Julian Bond.
In addition to her service with the NAACP, Brock serves as Vice President at Bon Secours Health Care in Marriottsville, MD. She is the chief spokesperson for Bon Secours on government relations, advocacy and public policy. Prior to working at Bon Secours, Brock worked 10 years in health programs at the W. K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek, Michigan. She is a fierce advocate for social justice, and is the youngest Chairwoman to be elected by the NAACP Board of Directors, according to NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous.
Educational background, Brock graduated as a magna cum laude from Virginia Union University; earned a Master's degree in health services administration from George Washington University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Master of Divinity degree from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Theology at Virginia Union University.  
Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation's oldest and largest civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors, according to the NAACP press release.

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