The Creative Thread Foundation Announces Inaugural Board Members

The Creative Thread Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on creating pipelines and opening doors for multicultural representation, diversity, and inclusion in the media, entertainment, and communications industries, announced its founding Board members. They include: John C. Yang, President & Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAAJ; Antonio Tijerino, President & CEO of the Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Megan Hauck, Director of the IAB Education Foundation; John Gibson, Advisor for Inclusion & Multicultural Outreach at the Motion Picture Association of America; Marcellus Alexander, President of the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation; Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder & President of the National Action Network; Benjamin López, Executive Director at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers; Félix Sánchez, Chairman & Co-Founder at the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts; Alex Nogales, President & CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition; Marc Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League; Loris Taylor, President & CEO of Native Public Media; Joseph Fortson, VP, Government Affairs at Nielsen; andKimberly Hulsey, VP, Legal & Government Affairs at Scripps Networks Interactive. The board is chaired by Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Eduardo Soto of The Raben Group will serve as Vice-Chair. More here.

Tiffany D. Cross