From LA Observed:
The Los Angeles Urban League announced that Blair Taylor will be the group's new president and CEO, succeeding John Mack. Taylor is Executive Vice President of College Summit, a national college access initiative. He has also been president and CEO of COI/ICD, held positions at PepsiCo and IBM, and has an MBA in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Studies from UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. He also had been an L.A. City Council deputy. Mack is retiring after leading the Los Angeles Urban League for thirty-six years.
While no one can replace John Mack, Blair Taylor is a more than worthy successor. All his life he has focused on the two critical needs of our urban society. Education and jobs. If we can get those two things right, then everything else will follow.