President and CEO
National Urban League
MARC MORIAL, who has been described as one of the few national leaders to possess “street smarts,” and “boardroom savvy,” is the current president and chief executive officer of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization. He served as the highly successful and popular mayor of New Orleans as well as the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He previously was a Louisiana state senator, and was 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, one of the 100 Most Influential Black Lawyers in America, and he has also been inducted into the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia. He holds a law degree from Georgetown University and holds numerous honorary degrees.