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Marc Morial

President and CEO 
National Urban League

Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization, has been described as one of the few national leaders to possess both “street smarts” and “boardroom savvy.”

He served as the highly successful and popular mayor of New Orleans and as the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He was previously a Louisiana state senator and a lawyer in New Orleans with an active, high-profile practice. He is a leading voice on the national stage in the battle for jobs, education, housing, and voting rights equity.

A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and the University of Pennsylvania, he has been recognized as one of the 100 most influential black Americans by Ebony magazine, one of the top 50 nonprofit leaders by the NonProfit Times, and one of the 100 most influential black lawyers in America by On Being A Black Lawyer, and he was inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.