The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC) announced A. Shuanise Washington, as the organization’s new president and CEO, effective September 27. The announcement comes as NAMIC also prepares for its 32nd Annual Conference in New York City. The theme for this year’s conference, which will be held on October 16-17, is “Empower Leaders, Create Superheroes.” Ms. Washington will lead the conference and play an integral role as details are finalized.
In her new role, Ms. Washington will be responsible for charting the future of NAMIC, including guiding strategic planning efforts and leveraging the organization’s existing strengths. She will also steer NAMIC through its next phase of growth, development and innovation by identifying new opportunities and partnerships.
“Shuanise is a highly-regarded executive with a proven track record of delivering results,” said Joiava Philpott, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Law & Policy Department, Cox Communications and Chairperson of the NAMIC, Inc. Board of Directors. “Her business acumen and leadership at the helm of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation are exactly the kind of visionary work NAMIC and its membership need moving forward. As our industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace and the demographic landscape becomes increasingly diverse, it is important for NAMIC to be at the forefront of that evolution. We are thrilled to have someone of Shuanise’s caliber leading the organization during this time.”