GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, has announced five new members of the organization’s national board of directors, including Atlanta LGBTQ leader Reese McCranie.

McCranie currently serves as the Deputy Chief Equity Officer in the Mayor’s Office of One Atlanta, where he works to advance Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ progressive public policy agenda on equity and inclusion. McCranie was also recently appointed as Georgia’s Deputy State Director for the Biden/Harris campaign and the campaign’s OUT Leadership Council and is also a board member of the Fulton County HIV/AIDS Advisory Council.

“In today’s divisive political and cultural climate, GLAAD’s Board of Directors plays a pivotal role in advancing GLAAD’s mission to accelerate acceptance,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “This year’s newest Board Members are not only some of the top leaders in media and business, but bring a diverse range of skills, experiences, and expertise that will strengthen and guide GLAAD’s work in those industries.”

McCranie joins Edelmen’s Global Head of Leadership Positioning Justin Blake, CDM CEO Sharon Callahan, Ketchum President and CEO Mike Doyle, and Hello Sunshine CEO Liz Jenkins as new additions to GLAAD’s board of directors.

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