Johnson to Leave NAMIC

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In a surprise move, National Association Multi-Ethnicity in Communications president Kathy
Johnson has resigned her position, less than two weeks
before the start of the association’s
annual Diversity Week conference.

The NAMIC Board of Directors last
Thursday (Sept. 22) announced Johnson’s
departure “to pursue other interests”
after 13 years at the helm of
cable’s diversity advocacy group, effective
Oct. 7. The board has begun a
broad search for her replacement.

In the interim, Daphne Leroy, vice president of
marketing and communications, will oversee the
day-to-day administration of NAMIC’s office, reporting
to the executive committee until a replacement
for Johnson is named.

“Kathy has had a tremendous impact on both
NAMIC and the industry as the leader of this organization
over the past 13 years,” Raymond Gutierrez,
NAMIC board chair, said in a statement.