Washington, DC: October 13, 2017…….LPAC, founded in 2012 as the first lesbian Political Action Committee, announced today that Urvashi Vaid, longtime attorney and organizer in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) and social justice movements, will serve as the organization's Interim Executive Director as the search for a permanent Executive Director begins.
Vaid has held senior executive positions at the Arcus Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the National LGBTQ Task Force. She is CEO of The Vaid Group a social innovation firm focused on strategies to advance equity and justice, and is a founder of LPAC. Vaid began her part-time duties on September 5 and joins LPAC Political and Operations Associate Erica Benjamin on the LPAC staff.
"We are very pleased to have Urvashi as our interim leader, with all her expertise, insuring continuity for LPAC over the next few months, while we search for and find our new leader," said Laura Ricketts, LPAC Board Chair.
A board search committee has been formed and is chaired by LPAC San Francisco-based board member Joyce Newstat, a long-time political activist and leader in the LGBT movement. The search process and timeline will be announced later this year.
"Our new Executive Director will lead LPAC at a critically important time for the LGBT community, women and all those impacted by the hostile political climate in Washington, D.C. and across the nation," said Joyce Newstat. "As we approach the 2018 mid-term elections and beyond, LPAC must grow and be even more engaged in supporting progressive candidates who advance our core values of LGBT equality, women's rights, and gender, social and racial justice."
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