The Hollins Group Inc. Selected to Conduct President/CEO Search for NAACP

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The Hollins Group seeks strong leaders from all sectors who embody the NAACP’s mission

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After a rigorous search firm selection process, we chose The Hollins Group as our partner based on its stellar reputation in the marketplace. - Theresa A. Dear, NAACP search committee chair.

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has hired The Hollins Group Inc. to lead its search for a new NAACP President and CEO.    

“After a rigorous search firm selection process, we chose The Hollins Group as our partner based on its stellar reputation in the marketplace and vast experience finding exceptional candidates to lead its clients’ organizations,” said Theresa A. Dear, search committee chair. “We are confident that The Hollins Group’s connections to the country’s top leaders across all major sectors will result in a strong candidate pool for the NAACP to consider as it hires its next President and CEO.”

Lawrence I. Hollins, Founder and President of The Hollins Group, said his firm is proud to assist the NAACP at this critical juncture in its leadership timeline. “We are honored to assist the NAACP with this highly visible search. We will work diligently to identify individuals who embody the NAACP’s mission and possess the right mix of leadership, operations, fundraising, and membership- and partnership-building experience to help assure the NAACP’s long-term viability as the nation’s preeminent civil rights organization.”

To view the position announcement for the NAACP's President and CEO opportunity, please visit Confidential inquiries, referrals and applications are invited. Please direct all initial correspondence to The Hollins Group at: naacp(at)thehollinsgroup(dot)com.

About the NAACP
The NAACP was founded in 1909 by a multiracial group of activists who answered “the call” to renew the struggle for civil and political liberty. Today, the NAACP’s mission is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate racial hatred and racial discrimination. For more information, please visit

About The Hollins Group Inc.
The Hollins Group Inc. was established a quarter century ago in Chicago, IL, to offer exceptional retained executive search services and attain maximum recruiting results for clients. The firm recruits leaders of the country’s top nonprofits, foundations, governments, academic institutions, Fortune 500 corporations and privately held companies. For more information, please visit

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