The NAACP has a new president and she’s a woman!
According to reports, the 104-year-old organization recently named Lorraine C. Miller as the next interim acting president and CEO. Her term will begin on Novemeber 1st.
“I am honored to have been selected for this venerable role,” she said in a statement. “I look forward to continuing the path forged by Chairman Brock and President Jealous in the months ahead. These are important times, and the important work of the NAACP will go on.”
Benjamin Todd Jealous, the NAACP’s current president and CEO, announced his plans to step down in September. In a prepared statement, he said Miller is “a natural fit” for the next person in office.
“Lorraine is a natural fit as interim president of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization,” he said. “She comes into this position with two decades of experience working for the U.S. House of Representatives and an even longer career in civil rights advocacy and policy. She will have the honor of leading the dynamic staff of this great organization.”
Miller has been a member of the NAACP’s national board of directors since 2008.