My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, an independent nonpartisan 501(c)(3) dedicated to creating pathways to success for boys and young men of color, announced earlier this month, that former Obama Administration official Broderick D. Johnson was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors – effective Tuesday, January 31, 2017.
As Chairman, Johnson will be responsible for leading the vision and mission of the organization, alongside the organization’s executive officers and Board.
Blair Taylor – CEO of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance – stated that the Board unanimously supported Johnson thanks to his consistently strong leadership, passion and dedication to the organization’s mission. “We are thrilled that Broderick will be taking on the vital role as the Chair of the Board of Directors for My Brother’s Keeper Alliance.
Since the inception of My Brother’s Keeper, he has been dedicated to the vision that every young person deserves an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity. The Board, executive team and I are thankful to Joe Echevarria for his leadership over the course of the last 2 years. We look forward to his continued service and impactful work,” said Taylor.
Most recently, Johnson served in the Obama Administration as Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary. He also served as Chair of the My Brother’s Keeper Task Force since its inception in February 2014.
Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Johnson was partner and co-founder of the strategic consulting firm the Collins Johnson Group. Immediately before that, he was a partner in the international law firm Bryan Cave, and he has served in numerous other senior positions in the private and public sectors. Johnson also occasionally serves as a visiting professor at his alma mater, the University of Michigan Law School.
“Broderick was instrumental in the formation and implementation of President Obama’s vision of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, and he has been a friend and supporter of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance as it has developed into the organization it has become today – a convener of partners across the United States committed to ensuring boys and men of color have real opportunities to succeed. I look forward to working with him and the rest of the Board to ensure this vision is realized,” said Taylor.
“Broderick is a proven leader with bold vision who has worked tirelessly to ensure boys and young men of color are empowered with the tools they need to reach their full potential,” said Marcelo Claure, Sprint CEO and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance Board Treasurer.
“The Board is excited to work together, under Broderick’s headship, to continue to unlock the leadership potential of the next generation. We are committed to advancing strong communities, through providing access to education, technology and opportunity for all youth.”
“I am honored to lead My Brother’s Keeper Alliance’s Board of Directors. My appointment bears witness to the strength of the aligned mission and evolution between the White House My Brother’s Keeper initiative and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. President Obama looked forward to these developments when he spoke to the nation at the launch of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance in May 2015,” said Johnson.
“Through our joint efforts over the past 20 months, I have already seen the impact My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is having on youth in communities across the country, and I am eager to continue work with Blair, the Board and our nation’s communities to ensure the organization fulfills its mission,” Johnson added.
Johnson succeeds Joe Echevarria, who has served as Chair since May 2015. During his tenure, in collaboration with White House, more than 250 communities in all 50 states have signed on to the “My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge.”
My Brother’s Keeper Challenge Communities have adopted innovative approaches and strengthened supports that build ladders of opportunity for boys and men of color.
“It has been one of the great honors of my life to have served as Chairman of My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. As someone who grew up in the South Bronx, I believe that anyone, no matter their circumstances, with the right support and opportunities, can achieve the American Dream,” said Echevarria. “I was proud to help launch this organization and I look forward to all that it will achieve under Blair and Broderick’s leadership.”
About My Brother’s Keeper Alliance: My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is an independent, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) born out of President Obama’s call to action to ensure all America’s boys and young men of color have equal opportunity to live up to their full potential. In order to improve life outcomes, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance works to elevate the voices of boys and young men of color and unite business, philanthropy, nonprofit, government, community leaders, and youth to impact lasting social change. This collaborative, cross-sectoral movement led by My Brother’s Keeper Alliance helps break down barriers that boys and young men of color disproportionately face and creates pathways to promising futures.
Source: My Brother’s Keeper Alliance