2011 National Urban League Conference, Boston: Jobs: Rebuilding America

Biography

Marc H. Morial
Marc H. Morial
President and CEO
National Urban League
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As President of the National Urban League since 2003. Marc H. Morial has been the primary catalyst for an era of change -- a transformation for the century-old civil rights organization. His energetic and skilled leadership has expanded the League’s work around an Empowerment agenda, which is redefining civil rights in the 21st century with a renewed emphasis on closing the economic gaps between Whites and Blacks as well as rich and poor Americans.

Under his stewardship the League has had record fundraising success, and he has secured the BBB nonprofit certification, which has established the NUL as a leading national nonprofit.

A graduate of the prestigious University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Economics and African American Studies, he also holds a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C.

Morial was elected Mayor of New Orleans in 1994, serving two terms, and left office with a 70% approval rating.

Morial, a history, arts, music and sports enthusiast, has an adult daughter, and is married to broadcast journalist Michelle Miller. Together they have two young children.