The New York Urban League Announces the Appointment of
Ward Corbett Founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst Partners as Board Chair
and Four New Directors:
Douglas F. Eisenberg, A&E Real Estate
Malcolm Ellis, Diageo
Barrington Rutherford, Crespo Labs
Helen C. Shelton, Finn Partners
NEW YORK CITY, (September 3, 2020) – Arva Rice, President & CEO of the New York Urban League (NYUL) is pleased to announce that the civil rights organization, founded in 1919, has appointed Ward Corbett, Founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst Partners, as Board Chair and four new directors: Douglas F. Eisenberg, A&E Real Estate; Malcolm Ellis, Diageo; Barrington Rutherford, Crespo Labs and Helen C. Shelton, Finn Partners.
For over 100 years, the New York Urban League has led efforts, advocated for policies and implemented programs that have lifted and empowered the Black community, adapting in each decade to new challenges and opportunities. NYUL has inspired, influenced and ignited over one million Black people to achieve their highest aspirations, enabling African Americans and other underserved communities to secure a first-class education, economic self-reliance, and equal respect of their civil rights through programs, services, and advocacy.
Arva Rice, President and CEO of the New York Urban League, said, “I am thrilled to bring on directors with expertise in real estate and development, technology and public relations as we take on remodeling our headquarters and expanding our offerings in STEAM.”
“We are in the midst of a health and economic crisis and an awakening around racial justice. NYUL is poised to partner with corp, community and others to create more equitable workplaces. I am pleased and honored to be at the helm at such a historic time in our country and the Centennial year for the organization,” said Ward Corbett, Founder and Managing Partner of Catalyst Partners.