The National Association of Black Journalists has chosen Darryl R. Matthews Sr., as its new executive director. He had been serving in the role in an interim capacity for the Washington-based group.
Matthews most recently served as the executive director of the National Medical Association, a national professional organization that represents the interests of African-American physicians. He has also served as executive director for Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and was the fraternity’s 32nd general president. Earlier in his career, Matthews was the executive director and chief operating officer of the National Association of Black Accountants.
Matthews has experience in federal government operations, association management and consulting.
Members and partners will have an opportunity to formally meet Matthews at the association’s 39th Annual Convention and Career Fair, July 31–Aug. 3, in Boston.
“My vision is to ensure that, through effective programs and events, we will be the premier membership association of choice for black journalists pursuing excellence in their academic and professional lives,” said Matthews.