NAACP Memphis hires new executive director

Updated: Aug. 1, 2017 at 5:39 PM CDT
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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - The NAACP Memphis Branch announced Tuesday it hired a new executive director after a 5-month search.

Vickie Terry, former fund development and major gifts manager for United Way of the Mid-South, will lead the branch.

"We took our time to find the right leader for the Memphis branch, and I believe we have that person in Vickie Terry," NAACP Memphis Branch President Deidre Malone said. "Vickie understands the nonprofit market and has worked on programs that focus on the betterment of our community. We look forward to working with her to achieve our goals for the Memphis branch."

"As a member of the NAACP, I'm honored to serve in this role and work with our leadership to take the Memphis branch to the next level," Terry said. "I look forward to leveraging my longstanding relationships in the community to educate people on the work we are doing today and cultivating new partnerships to grow our programs that are so needed in this community."

The NAACP Memphis Branch meets every fourth Sunday at 4 p.m. at Mt. Olive CME Church at 538 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. These meetings are open to the public.

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