Turner-Lee To Head Research Efforts For Minority Media and Telecommunications Council

Former NAMIC CEO Named V.P., Chief Research And Policy Officer Of Civil Rights Advocacy Group

Former National Association for Multi-Ethnicity In Communications (NAMIC)  CEO Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee has joined the executive ranks of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC), the civil rights advocacy organization announced Thursday.

Turner-Lee will serve as vice president and chief research and policy officer for MMTC and will head a new research and policy arm “aimed at advancing national leadership on telecommunications issues,” said MMTC officials.

Turner-Lee will also direct the MMTC’s 65-member bipartisan Telecom and Internet Policy Taskforce, co-chaired by former Congressmen Clifford Stearns and Edolphus Towns, which will set the agenda for the new effort.

Turner-Lee last month resigned her position as NAMIC president and CEO a week after being cleared of alleged financial and operational improprieties while running the organization.

“MMTC strives to be the leading voice on how telecom and Internet policies impact people of color, and the nation overall. We are strengthening that voice by bringing on Dr. Turner-Lee, a dynamic and inspiring leader who understands that reliable data is a key component of policy reform, and that coalitions play a pivotal role in the advancements made in this space,” stated David Honig, MMTC’s President and CEO in a statement.