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Duke Takes on New Role for NAB Leadership Foundation

President Marcellus Alexander is stepping down at the end of June

Michelle Duke
Michelle Duke

The NAB Leadership Foundation has announced a successor for President Marcellus Alexander, who will leave his post June 30. Foundation Vice President Michelle Duke has been promoted to fill the role, effective July 1.

In her new role, Duke will focus on delivering NABLF’s mission of providing broadcast training programs, as well as initiatives in support of community service, diversity and philanthropy.

Duke has held her current position since 2010. She joined the National Association of Broadcasters in 2005 as the director of diversity and development and then was promoted to vice president of diversity in 2009. She began her career as a reporter for the Nashville Banner and eventually became director of leadership programs Newspaper Association of America.

In a press release, Board Chairman Darrell Brown called Duke “a valued colleague and an effective leader whose dedication to the mission of NABLF has been instrumental to its success.” He credited Alexander, who has served as president since 2004, for leadership and success in reinvigorating and growing the foundation’s impact.