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HRC Names Joni Madison as New Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff

by HRC staff March 09, 2016

Today, HRC named Joni Madison as the organization’s new Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff. In this role, Madison will report directly to HRC President Chad Griffin and will oversee all HRC operations including board relations, finance, human resources, diversity and inclusion, general counsel, facilities and administration. Madison will also work with Griffin and HRC's senior team to implement the organization's strategic priorities and goals.

“Joni has a 15-year demonstrated track record of leadership, both within and outside of the LGBT movement,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “Joni is already a loved member of the HRC family, and I am thrilled to get to work more closely with her in the fight for full equality.”

Madison comes to HRC from a tenure at McKinney, where she served as the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing the day-to-day operations of a national advertising agency that works with clients including Nationwide Insurance, CarMax, ESPN, Coca-Cola and General Mills -- all top-earners on HRC’s Corporate Equality Index, the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices for LGBT employees. Though this position, she oversaw over 200 employees and cultivated an office environment that was named one of Advertising Age’s “Best Places to Work” in 2010.

Madison has been a long term supporter and volunteer for HRC, serving on the Board of Directors from 2007 until 2014, and serving as a co-chair on the board from 2012-2014. She also served on the HRC Board of Governors from 2001 until 2006, coordinating fundraising efforts and managing volunteers throughout the country. Madison has helped developed strategic plans for HRC and has been active in her community as a lead organizer for HRC's North Carolina Gala. She has also led several diversity initiatives and organizing efforts for HRC, including a women's leadership initiative and the Gospel & Unity Celebration, a program which brought together diverse people of faith to support the LGBT community.

Madison will take over as Chief Operating Officer and Chief of Staff after Ana Ma, who leaves the position after nearly three years of dedicated service and leadership at HRC.

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