Marc H. Morial is President and CEO of the National Urban League, the largest historic civil rights organization in the United States, and has served in that position since 2003.
From 1994 to 2002, he was mayor of the city of New Orleans and was elected by his peers as President of the United States Conference of Mayors by membership and served as chief spokesperson for America’s Cities (2001-2002). In addition to his time as President, he also served as the organization’s Chairman for the Committee on Arts.
Morial was also appointed to the Twenty-First Century Workforce Commission by President Bill Clinton (1998-2000).
Before becoming mayor, Morial was a Louisiana state senator for two years.
Morial is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received his Law degree from Georgetown University.