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100 Black Men of America Appoints New CEO

May 23, 2007 by  
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Twenty Year Old Youth Services Organization Taps Former Booz Allen Executive to Take the Lead

ATLANTA, May 23 /Akiit.com/ — 100 Black Men of America, Inc. (100) announced today the appointment of Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. executive, John B. Hammond, III to the position of chief executive officer for the organization. In this position, John will be completely responsible for the day-to-day management of the staff and facilities of this 21 year-old youth services organization.

John came to the 100 from Booz Allen’s Organization and Change Team and brings to the 100 almost 15 years of diverse experiences in various organizational settings. Prior to joining Booz Allen, John served as chief operating officer for the Association of Black Cardiologists, Inc., and before that as Associate Dean and Director of Goizueta Business School’s (Emory University) Evening MBA Program.

Based on an evident need, a sound idea and their hard work, 100 Black Men of America’s founders were able to determine an honorable mission and ideological foundation that has continued to guide what the organization has grown to become over the past 21 years,” said Albert E. Dotson, Jr. “Securing the finest and most capable talent to lead our execution into the next score was critical.”

With an extensive background in education, a cornerstone of the 100’s programmatic initiatives, John has taught Organizational Behavior, Strategic Communications and Managing Team Dynamics courses at Emory University, MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Additionally, his professional interests are related to various aspects of organization, and include, but are not limited to: leadership, strategy, change, and culture. He also has interests in international business, particularly in South Africa: he has traveled to South Africa ten times in the last six years, teaching MBA students about business, cultural and political practices in that country.

“John’s professional experiences have included a unique synergy of education from both a practical and theoretical perspective, an expertise in organizational theory as well as a hands-on management of non-profit organizations,” continued Dotson. “We fully expect his contribution to the organization to be both significant and immediate.”

A graduate of MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Emory University, John resides in Atlanta with his wife and has three children.

About 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

100 Black Men was founded as an organization in New York City in 1963. The national organization, 100 Black Men of America, Inc., began with 10 chapters in 1986 as a national alliance of leading African American men of business, industry, public affairs and government. Today, under the direction of Albert E. Dotson, Jr., the organization has 106 chapters, and growing, in the United States, England, and the Caribbean. There are members from a myriad of professions, including corporate executives, physicians, attorneys, entrepreneurs, entertainers, elected officials, professional athletes, educators and men from numerous other professions.

The 100, as it is widely known, has created programs which provide an environment where young people are encouraged and motivated to learn and achieve. Each member serves as a strong Black role model for our youth in today’s society. Four For The Future, (TM) and Leadership Development are the strategic areas of focus that supports the mission of the organization.

Subject areas encompass Mentoring, Economic Development, Education, Health & Wellness, and the development of leaders around the world. All of the signature programs of the 100 are contained in one of these content areas. The accomplishments made through these programs have allowed the 100 to gain notable prominence internationally as one of the world’s leading organizations for mentoring African American youth.

With a mission to improve the quality of life and enhance educational opportunities for African Americans, members of the 100 serve as a strong force overcoming the cultural and financial obstacles that have limited the achievements of African American youth, particularly young African American males. The organization has made outstanding progress, proving that Blacks can, and do, excel in corporate and community leadership.

Website: http://www.100blackmen.org/


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