NAACP Names Lorraine Miller as Interim President and CEO | News | BET: Miller, the first woman to serve as president or interim president of the civil rights organization, will succeed Benjamin Todd Jealous.
The NAACP announced Monday that it was naming Lorraine C. Miller, a member of the organization’s national board, to serve as interim president and chief executive. She will be the first woman to serve as president of the nation’s preeminent civil rights organization.
Miller comes to the position following the resignation of Benjamin Todd Jealous, who will step down in January after five years as president and chief executive.
“This is a moment of great change and great opportunity for the NAACP,” said Roslyn M. Brock, the chairman of the 104-year-old organization.
“We are excited to work with Lorraine C. Miller during this time of transition. We are confident that Lorraine will serve the association with a steady and experienced hand as we continue the search for the next president and CEO,” Brock said.