It is with regret that I announce the resignation of NABJ
executive director Maurice Foster.
He submitted his resignation to the Board of Directors
Over the past three years, Maurice's management has yielded
strong results for NABJ. His guidance has been invaluable to the organization, helping NABJ regain financial stability, generate record-high
annual convention revenues and expand programming for members.
used his experience as an association leader to produce significant cost
savings. He reduced expenses without compromising
services or passing on higher fees to members. In 2013, for example, every
program or event yielded a profit, while spending declined. NABJ ended the
year with a surplus of $228,000, more than $200,000 above our projection.
We will miss Maurice's depth of expertise, tireless work ethic
and his passionate commitment to advancing the careers of African-American
journalists. His last day is January 21, 2014.
The Board's executive committee will begin a search for a new
executive director. In the meantime, Darryl R. Matthews, Sr. has accepted an
appointment as NABJ’s interim executive director. Darryl is an experienced
association executive, who most
as executive director of the National Medical Association.
As we welcome Darryl, please join the Board in wishing all the best
to Maurice in his future pursuits.
Butler President National
Association of Black Journalists