NAMIC CEO Turner-Lee Resigns

Executive Committee To Oversee Diversity Organization

The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications president and CEO Nicol Turner-Lee is resigning her position less than a week after being cleared of alleged financial and operational improprieties while running the organization.

Turner-Lee, who took over the reins of NAMIC in April 2012, is departing NAMIC “to pursue other opportunities," according to a statement released by the diversity organization Monday morning.

“The NAMIC Board is appreciative of Dr. Turner-Lee's service and of the many contributions she made to NAMIC and the cable and telecommunications industry during her tenure. We wish her the best in her future endeavors,” said Michael Armstrong, chairman of the NAMIC board of directors.

This past March, Turner-Lee was accused of alleged improprieties in an anonymous e-mail sent to cable trade publications and industry organizations supposedly representing NAMIC members. After conducting an organizational audit, the board last week the board cleared Turner-Lee of all charges.

The organization said a succession plan will be announced at a later date, with the executive committee of the board of directors overseeing the association. “Organizationally, NAMIC is strong and we look forward to continuing our mission of educating, advocating and empowering for diversity in the cable telecommunications industry,” said Armstrong in the statement.

During her tenure, Turner-Lee oversaw the  2,000-member organization’s biggest events, including last fall’s NAMIC Conference and this past June’s annual NAMIC’s Annual Awards Breakfast during the Cable Show. Just last week she orchestrated the organization’s first live ceremony for the NAMIC Vision Awards in two years.

Prior to leading NAMIC, she was vice president and the first director of the Washington D.C.-based Media and Technology Institute at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.