By Austyn Ross 

National NAACP 

Arlis Whalum. Photo provided

The NAACP announces that Arlis Whalum will serve as its new chief financial officer. Whalum will oversee all accounting and finance functions, while providing strategic recommendations that ensures all financial solutions, positively support the NAACP’s evolving strategy, vision and mission.  

Arlis M. Whalum, CPA, is experienced in leading financial strategies and has extensive experience transforming financial and business practices that align to achieve strategies and growth. She has an established reputation for innovative financial solutions to business practices, internal controls and team alignment.  

We are thrilled to welcome Arlis Whalum to our team, said Derrick JohnsonNAACP president and CEO, “The addition of her as CFO will contribute greatly to the direction of the organization as a whole. 

She received her bachelor’s degree in Business administration with honors from Roosevelt University, and has an MBA in non-profit management and doctor of ministry in nonprofit leadership from the Graduate Theological Foundation.

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