The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund named operations visionary Whitney Herrington as executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“I am thrilled to welcome Whitney to work alongside a powerful coalition of passionate advocates,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund. “In these critical times, it is important that advocates remain relentless in the fight for civil and human rights. Whitney embodies those ideals, and we are excited to have her contribute her expertise and determination to our organizations.”
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States. The Leadership Conference works toward an America as good as its ideals. For more information on The Leadership Conference and its 200-plus member organizations, visit www.civilrights.org.
About Whitney Herrington
Whitney Herrington recently served as the Director of People and Technology at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. In that role, she served as a member of the SPLC’s senior leadership team and provided oversight on all issues relating to strategic planning, program expansion, and organizational growth and strategy. She is a graduate of both Georgia State University where she received her MBA and Western Michigan University where she received a degree in finance.