At this year’s upcoming Annual National Convention, ADC is proud announce that it will present Mr. Wade Henderson with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Henderson currently serves as the president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund. At the end of this year Mr. Henderson is stepping down from his position at the Leadership Conference. ADC is recognizing Mr. Henderson for his lifetime work with the civil rights and social justice community and his commitment to ADC during his tenure at the Leadership Conference.
Mr. Henderson is well known for his expertise on a wide range of civil rights, civil liberties, and human rights issues, and is the author of numerous articles on civil rights and public policy issues. Since taking the helm of The Leadership Conference in June 1996, Mr. Henderson has worked diligently to address emerging policy issues of concern to the civil and human rights community and to strengthen the effectiveness of the coalition. Under his stewardship, The Leadership Conference has become one of the nation’s most effective advocates for civil and human rights.
Mr. Henderson currently serves on the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, which was created in 2006 to provide the FDIC with advice and recommendations on important initiatives focused on expanding access to banking services by underserved populations; the Board of Directors of the Center for Responsible Lending, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting homeownership and family wealth by working to eliminate abusive financial practices; and the Board of Trustees of the Education Testing Service, a private, nonprofit organization devoted to educational measurement and research.
Prior to his role with The Leadership Conference, Mr. Henderson was the Washington Bureau director of the NAACP. In that capacity, he directed the government affairs and national legislative program of the NAACP.
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