GLAAD Names New Officers, Board Member; Continues To Refocus In 2012

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation named new officers to its National Board of Directors today: Michael Lammon (left), formerly GLAAD treasurer, joins Sheri Fults as the co-chair of the National Board of Directors. John Stephens is stepping into the treasurer role and  Thom Reilly serving as secretary.

Also joining the board as a member is Kevin Oldis, human-resources VP at CBS. Oldis has volunteered as a HR consultant with the nonprofit for the past 11 years.

“With recent legal victories for LGBT people and public support for our community at an all-time high, GLAAD’s work to highlight the common ground and humanity that all Americans share is critical to continuing this momentum towards equality,” said Fults in a statement. “We could not do this culture-changing work without the dedication of our board of directors, staff, supporters and members across the country.”

GLAAD is coming off a tough year or so: Some 11 employees were laid off in January and, months prior, the organization feltthe blowback from its initial endorsement of a now-cancelled AT&T/T-Mobile merger and the resignation of former director Jarrett Barrios. “It’s no secret that GLAAD experienced some real challenges in 2011,” Thompson told The Advocate last month.

The search is still on for a new permanent president for GLAAD—Mike Thompson currently serves as interim director.

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