J. Howard Henderson, President & CEO of the Greater Baltimore Urban League, has an impressive and successful history of dedicated service to his community and the nation. He has spent his adult life working to improve the living and working conditions of African Americans, other minorities, the underprivileged and the under served. Prior to his Urban League appointment, Mr. Henderson demonstrated his commitment to human rights and civil rights in other employment venues. From 1980 to 1993, he served the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, he served as a principal adviser to Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks, Chief Executive Officer. Before joining the national executive leadership team of the NAACP, Mr. Henderson was appointed by Gov. John D. Rockefeller, IV to serve as Director of the West Virginia State Employment and Training Division, Governor’s Office of Economic and Community Development. Mr. Henderson is recognized nationally for his expertise in the areas of human and civil rights. During the past 30 years, he has been involved in many of the major civil rights issues, including affirmative action, economic parity, political empowerment, fair housing, and education.