Urban League of Louisiana President and CEO Erika McConduit recently announced her resignation from the local office of the national organization effective July 2018. The search for McConduit’s successor will begin in the near future.

McConduit has said she is leaving the post to explore other career opportunities.

“For the past five years, I have proudly served as president and CEO of this esteemed organization and community treasure,” McConduit wrote in an official letter to the board. “During this time, I have had the privilege of serving under a dedicated Board of Directors, and leading an incredible team of professionals, who’ve all worked tirelessly to breathe life into our mission of assisting African Americans and others seeking equity to secure economic parity, power, and civil rights. Personally and professionally, however, I challenge myself to have an even greater impact in a different field, which is why I am exploring other career opportunities at this time.”

McConduit has worked for the Urban League of Louisiana for nearly a decade, first serving as vice president of programs and subsequently as executive vice president before being named President and CEO in 2013. She is the second woman to serve in this role in the affiliate’s 80-year history.

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