Vickie Terry now on board as NAACP Memphis Branch executive director

TSD Newsroom | 8/5/2017, 12:54 p.m.
After a five-month search, the NAACP Memphis Branch has hired Vickie Terry as its new executive director.
Vickie Terry

After a five-month search, the NAACP Memphis Branch has hired Vickie Terry as its new executive director.

The former Fund Development and Major Gifts manager for United Way of the Mid-South will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the branch, focusing on programs, advocacy, fund development and membership. She will work closely with Branch President Deidre Malone and the executive committee.

“We took our time to find the right leader for the Memphis Branch and I believe we have that person in Vickie Terry,” said Malone. “Vickie understands the non-profit market and has worked on programs that focus on the betterment of our community. We look forward to working with her to achieve our goals for the Memphis Branch.”

Terry started in her new role on July 24th and attended the National NAACP

Convention to learn from national and state leadership the direction of the parent organization.

“As a member of the NAACP, I’m honored to serve in this role and work with our leadership to take the Memphis Branch to the next level,” said Terry.

“I look forward to leveraging my longstanding relationships in the community to educate people on the work we are doing today and cultivating new partnerships to grow our programs that are so needed in this community.”

The NAACP Memphis Branch meets every 4th Sunday at 4 p.m. at Mt. Olive CME Church at 538 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive. These meetings are open to the public.