Name: Marc Morial
Organization: National Urban League
What Makes The Person A Game Changer: Marc Morial is an entrepreneur, lawyer, professor, legislator, former mayor, and current CEO of the National Urban League, one of the nation’s largest civil rights organizations. He was also one of the youngest lawyers, at age 26, to win a case before the Louisiana Supreme Court. As a Louisiana State Senator, Morial was named Legislative Rookie of the Year, Education Senator of the Year, and Environmental Senator of the Year. In 1996, During his tenure as mayor of New Orleans, the city won the All-American City Award for the first time in 50 years, as well as the City Livability Award, and finished first in the National Night Out Against Crime Competition. He has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential Black Americans by Ebony Magazine, as well as one of the Top 50 Nonprofit Executives by the Nonprofit Times, the recipient of the Louisiana State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for his legal service to the poor and disadvantaged.
On July 19, a week for Morial will deliver the keynote address at the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council’s 10th annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference.
Politic365 will also be providing extensive coverage of the National Urban League’s annual conference, which will take place from July 25 to July 28 in New Orleans.
To learn more about Marc Morial, visit www.nul.org.