RALEIGH, NC—North Carolina Advocates for Justice is pleased to announce that Shannon Leskin has been named the new Executive Director. She began in her role immediately following a vote of the NCAJ Board of Governors in October.
NCAJ, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, is a statewide association of plaintiffs’ lawyers and defense attorneys. A nonprofit, nonpartisan group, it is dedicated to empowering a strong community of trial lawyers to protect people, prevent injustice and promote fairness.
Leskin has served as NCAJ’s interim executive director since the prior executive director departed in June. She is a management and governance expert with over 40 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working with nationally known nonprofit institutions.
NCAJ Immediate Past President John McCabe, who led the executive director search committee, said Leskin’s steady guidance during the interim period is a strong example of her leadership style.
NCAJ President Valerie Johnson, who served on the search committee, said Leskin impressed the committee with her wealth of experience in the nonprofit realm.
Leskin said she was truly honored to be chosen for the position.