Magazine article The Crisis

National NAACP Restructures

Magazine article The Crisis

National NAACP Restructures

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Since President and CEO Bruce Gordon has taken over the reigns at the national offices of the NAACP, there has been a massive reorganization effort within its ranks. The changes are an attempt to provide a more efficient infrastructure, a better managed budget, and a push toward a younger more aggressive member base.

NAACP staffers Georgia Noone, John H. Jackson, Brooke McCauley and John J. Johnson have all taken on new responsibilities and many of their functions have been consolidated under one umbrella.

Noone, 38, formerly the director of branch and field services and the Region 6 director out of Houston, has been become the new chief administrative officer. Noone's responsibilities will include directing the IT department, human resources and the library. Prior to this position her duties involved directing all field duties for the regional offices.

"We needed to have a leader at the helm that was very decisive and had their own style and had their own agenda," says Noone about the staff changes. "Mr. Gordon has a cards-on-the table type leadership style. He has shared his goals, so I think people understand where he is trying to take us. It's not this silent movement nobody knows about."

Jackson, 33, was formerly the director of education. He was responsible for drafting and implementing the NAACP's educational advocacy plan. In his new position as chief policy officer, Jackson oversees the research advocacy and training arms of the organization, including education, health, civic engagement, economic empowerment and criminal justice. McCauley, 34, formerly the Region 7 director, is now the national director of membership. …

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