MINNEAPOLIS (October 17, 2014) — Today at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ), Board of Directors Meeting, President Bob Butler appointed Region II Director Lee Ivory as NABJ Secretary.
The secretary position was left vacant earlier this month when Corey Dade resigned from the role after assuming a new job as Senior Director with Burson–Martseller.
Ivory previously was appointed Region II Director for NABJ in September 2013 when the role was vacant. He currently teaches journalism and multimedia at American University in Washington and is a freelance editor. In 2011, he taught journalism and multimedia courses at Virginia Commonwealth University as the Virginius Dabney Distinguished Professor.
"NABJ is fortunate to have Lee step into the role of Secretary,” Butler said. “He has a long distinguished record of leadership within NABJ, including as a past President of the Washington Association of Black Journalists. He will do well in this role and ensure that our members have up-to-date minutes and are kept aware of the happenings in NABJ.”
Previously, Ivory worked at Gannett Company, Inc. for 26 years in a variety of capacities, including as a news editor, managing editor and national editor for Gannett News Service. He also was publisher and executive editor of USA Today Sports Weekly.
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.