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Meet NABJ's New Executive Director: Maurice Foster
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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.

"The 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.

"Maurice 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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