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The Urban League of Philadelphia names Rosalyn McPherson as new President and CEO

Local Communications Professional to succeed Patricia A. Coulter

PRLog - May 19, 2014 - PHILADELPHIA -- (PHILADELPHIA, PA – May 19, 2014) The Urban League of Philadelphia has named executive Rosalyn J. McPherson as the organization’s new President and CEO, succeeding Patricia A. Coulter, who has led the organization for 12 years. Bobby Keyes, Chairman of the ULP Board of Directors, made the announcement at the conclusion of the 2014 Empowerment Legacy Gala, held at the Marriott Philadelphia Hotel, Saturday night.

“We are very pleased and excited to welcome Ms. McPherson to the Urban League family,” said Mr. Keyes, Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Holdings Philadelphia Group. “Ms. McPherson is an outstanding business professional with experience in both the profit and nonprofit spheres. She is a consummate entrepreneur, which makes her a perfect fit for The Urban League of Philadelphia.”

“I am honored to be chosen to as the CEO of the Urban League of Philadelphia,” said Ms. McPherson.  “Under Pat Coulter's leadership, the ULP has risen to the top as an affiliate. It now becomes my responsibility to build upon this amazing foundation.”

A search committee, led by board member Allison Green, Senior Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer for Lincoln Financial Group, began seeking a new leader for the organization six months ago when Ms. Coulter announced that she was moving on.

Since 2005, Ms. McPherson has served as President of the Roz Group, a multi-faceted company that provides strategic marketing and communications, project management, business planning, and fundraising expertise. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of the Science Center and Marketing for the Franklin Institute.

Ms. McPherson’s professional excellent has been recognized nationally.  In 2012, she received the Madame C. J. Walker Entrepreneur Award. The Roz Group was named one of the Top 50 Minority Firms by the Philadelphia Business Journal for two straight years.

Ms. McPherson serves on the board of directors of several local organizations, including the National Philanthropic Trust, the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Advertising Club.  She makes her home in Cherry Hill, NJ.


The Urban League of Philadelphia (ULP) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, civil rights and community-based movement that provides direct services, research and policy advocacy to help individuals and communities reach their fullest potential. Primarily working with African-Americans and other emerging ethnic communities, the ULP is an affiliate of the National Urban League. The National Urban League serves over 2 million people through professionally staffed affiliates located in 97 urban areas across the U.S., working to close equality gaps for people at all economic levels and stages of life, and giving residents a chance to give back as volunteers. Visit us at www.urbanleaguephila.org.

Nadine Bonner

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