NABJ President Appoints Members to the Finance Committee
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Posted by: Lisa Waldschmitt
NABJ President Appoints Members to the
August 29, 2013) – The National Association of Black
Journalists (NABJ) is proud to announce the appointments of 6 members to the
Finance Committee. The Committee is tasked "to ensure the Board of Directors successfully
meets its financial goals… be available to provide financial advice and counsel
to the President, Treasurer and Board of Directors, review and advise the Board
on the annual budget, and review spending and income quarterly. "
Bob Butler appointed John
Yearwood, Jackie Greene, Shirley Carswell, Michelle Singletary, Greg Morrison,
and Jason Frazer to the Committee.
"I am pleased that
so many successful members have agreed to serve on this very important committee,”said NABJ President Butler. "It is imperative that
the committee works closely with the President, Treasurer, and staff to ensure
the financial health of NABJ. I am confident that these individuals will
carry out their duties with efficiency in a timely fashion."
The Committee members’ backgrounds
meld both a strong knowledge of the journalism and finance industries, as well
as the history and administration the organization. Yearwood is the World Editor
at The Miami Herald and is former
two-term NABJ treasurer from 2003-2007. Greene is the Director of Technology
Planning at USA TODAY and served as
NABJ treasurer from 1995-1998. Carswell
is an adjunct
instructor at Howard University. She is also an experienced journalist,
newsroom executive, budget and personnel manager, and former deputy managing editor
at The Washington Post. Singletary is a nationally
syndicated personal finance columnist at The
Washington Post. Morrison is
an assignment editor at CNN in Atlanta and a former news director at the Black
Family Channel. Frazer
is a reporter at WBNS-TV (Columbus, OH) and a graduate of Columbia University. He spent three
and half years in the banking industry, including more than a year as a bank branch
"We have assembled a strong
group, including returning committee member Michelle Singletary and, per
constitutional mandate, former treasurers Yearwood and Greene," said NABJ
Treasurer Keith Reed. "Over the coming weeks and months, there will be
many things to come before this group which will have a great impact on our organization's
financial health and policy going forward."
President Butler will appoint a final member to the committee. This
member, per Constitutional mandate, will be a media company executive.
An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the
largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides
career development as well as educational and other support to its members
worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.