AAUL Board of Directors Accepts Resignation of President/CEO William “Teddy” McDaniel, III, to Assume Leadership of the Urban League of Central Carolinas
Austin, Texas, June 7, 2017 – The Austin Area Urban League (AAUL) announces today that effective July 7, 2017, Teddy McDaniel will leave his position as President and CEO.
In his statement, McDaniel explained “I leave the AAUL with mixed emotions. It has been an honor and pleasure to serve in this role. I can’t thank the Board of Directors, our outstanding staff, volunteers and the greater Austin community for their unwavering support throughout my tenure. Austin will always have a special place in my heart. Although I’m leaving the city, I’m not leaving the Urban League Movement. I’m truly excited to serve as the next President and CEO of the Urban League of Central Carolinas (Charlotte) effective August 1, 2017.
McDaniel has served as the President and CEO for five years. In that time, he re-positioned the League as one of Austin’s foremost civil rights organizations through its strategic focus on workforce development, housing, and education programs. Under his leadership President McDaniel strengthened the AAUL’s economic viability and transformed the internal structure of the organization, making it more effective in responding to community needs. “I’m most proud of the impact we’ve made in helping thousands of under-served Austinites become economically self-sufficient through educational advancement and middle-skills job training,” said McDaniel. His relationship with Austin’s corporate, political and civic leaders has positioned the AAUL for continued success upon his departure.
The AAUL will commence a national search for a new President and CEO. To ensure leadership and stability in the interim, Earl Grant, current CFO, will assume day-to-day management of the AAUL in partnership with Marissa Jones, who will serve as Chief of Staff, and Board Chair Dr. Leonard Moore who will provide oversight until a permanent successor is named.
“The Board is thankful for President McDaniel’s leadership over the past five years, as the organization’s influence throughout Austin has grown tremendously ” said Dr. Moore. “We are happy for President McDaniel and his family. Charlotte is gaining a true gem in the Urban League Movement and we look forward to hearing about the great work he’ll do in the future.”
About Austin Area Urban League
Active in Austin, Texas for 40 years, the Austin Area Urban League provides tools to African-Americans and under-served populations to build a foundation for social and economic equality.
Dr. Leonard Moore
AAUL Board Chair