Meet NABJ's New Executive Director: Maurice Foster
February 21. 2011--The
NABJ Board of Directors hired Maurice Foster as executive director in November
after a nationwide search to help lead the nation’s largest organization of
journalists of color.
Executive Board wanted an executive director who could run the office, help
change the funding model for NABJ, raise revenue and operate profitable
programs, including the annual convention,” Vice President-Broadcast Bob Butler
said. "Maurice had experience in all those areas and was clearly the best
candidate to successfully guide NABJ into the future.”
Foster joined NABJ from the
National Bar Association, where he served as Deputy Executive Director for
seven years. He brought more than 22 years of diversified leadership experience
in association and non-profit management. He is an experienced and proven
achiever in fundraising and grants management with a successful record of
developing, soliciting, and writing grant proposals, especially in the Washington, D.C.
area. He has raised and administered millions in federal grants and contracts,
and handled budgets for a variety of organizations and programs.
Additionally, Foster has
extensive experience in conference management and has orchestrated and
implemented more than 60 conferences and conventions, seminars, and trade shows/exhibits,
including international meetings in 15 countries.
Foster is a graduate of Rutgers University,
the Antioch School of Law, and has pursued continuing studies education from Yale University.
has the experience and vision that we need to help us raise the bar,” President
Kathy Y. Times said of the appointment...
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