New Leadership for Urban League Young Professionals

WI Web Staff Report | 8/18/2011, 4:41 p.m.
During its 2011 annual business meeting in Boston, Mass., the National Urban League Young Professionals...
Brandi Richard will lead NULYP for the 2011-13 term./Courtesy Photo

During its 2011 annual business meeting in Boston, Mass., the National Urban League Young Professionals (NULYP) elected officers for the 2011-2013 administrative term. Brandi Richard of Dallas, Texas, who has served as southern region vice president was elected national president.

"The Young Professionals are a vital and dynamic component of our Urban League Movement, and the fastest-growing," said Marc H. Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League. "I'm excited to welcome this new slate of leaders, and I know under Brandi's capable leadership our Young Professionals will build upon its distinguished legacy of service to bring the Urban League Movement to new heights."

Other newly-appointed or elected officers are: Richard M. Badger, central region vice president, Milwaukee, Wis.; Rahshib A. Thomas, eastern region vice president, New York, NY; Karen N. Anderson, southern region vice president, Orlando, Fla.; Sean E. Bradley, western region vice president, Denver, Colo.; Rita D. Lassiter, secretary, Greenbelt, Md.; Pamela E. Perkins, treasurer, Lorton, Va.; Tiffany D. Thomas, policies and procedures chair Houston, TX; Kamilah Collins, communications chair, Dallas, Texas; Jameeka L. Green, information and technology chair, San Diego, Calif.; and Joe E. Randolph, programs chair, Charlotte, NC.

NULYP is active in more than 50 chapters across the country. More than 4,000 young professionals comprise its membership. NULYP provides programs and services that supports the National Urban League's five-point empowerment plan including the National Day of Service and the National Day of Empowerment. http://www.nulyp.net/