NNPA Foundation Names Six Business Leaders to Advisory Board
WASHINGTON – The National Newspaper Publishers Association Foundation has named six prominent business leaders to its newly-created Corporate Advisory Board, Foundation Chairperson Karl B. Rodney has announced.
“We’re pleased that such outstanding corporate citizens have agreed to assist the NNPA Foundation further its mission,” said Rodney, who is also publisher of the New York Carib News. “The important work of providing scholarships, internships and technological advances will further strengthen the Black Press.”
Named to the NNPAF Corporate Advisory Board are: Edward J. Goldberg, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Macy’s; Jocelyn K. Allen, Director of Diversity Communications for General Motors; Larry Waters, Senior Director, Community Commerce & Partnerships, Miller Coors; Cheryl Pearson-McNeil, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, and Government Relations, The Nielsen Company; Chuck Morrison, Executive Vice President, Ford Motors and Danny J. Bakewell, Sr., Executive Publisher of the Los Angeles Sentinel and Chairman Emeritus of National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA).
“The creation of the Corporate Advisory Board is a major step in reinvigorating the NNPA Foundation,” Chairperson Rodney said.
Established more than 20 years ago, the NNPA Foundation is a 501 C(3) tax-exempt organization that has traditionally focused on pre-professional training and encouraging excellence in the industry. Its four traditional programs include: the Black Press Archives and Hall of Fame at Howard University, the A. Phillip Randolph Messenger Awards for Excellence in publishing and reporting, a summer internship program offering journalism students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at Black newspapers, and a scholarship fund providing financial assistance to college and graduate students with an interest in journalism. In 2000, the foundation created the Black Press Institute and the NorthStar Center for Civic Journalism as a means of revitalizing and enhancing its programmatic activities.