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NABJ President Appoints Members to the Finance Committee

Thursday, August 29, 2013   (0 Comments)
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NABJ President Appoints Members to the Finance Committee

WASHINGTON, DC (Thursday, 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. "

NABJ President 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 manager.

"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.


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