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Lifelong Advocate and Young Entrepreneur Lamell McMorris Elected to the NAACP National Board of Directors

Board Members elect NAACP Diamond Life Member and dedicated committee member, McMorris, as one of the Board's youngest and newest members

Washington, DC, February 21, 2012 – On Saturday, February 18, 2012, the NAACP National Board of Directors elected Lamell McMorris as one of the Board's youngest and newest members. The election took place at the 103rd NAACP Annual Meeting at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.

(7/12/09) – NAACP Diamond Life Member Lamell McMorris presents checks for the first-ever NAACP Rupert Richardson Memorial Leadership Award to the organization's Charleston, South Carolina branch at its Centennial Convention held in New York, NY. Among those on hand for the check presentations were NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, former Chairman Julian Bond, Chairman Roslyn M. Brock, Vice Chairman Leon Russell, and honoree Dot Scott, President of the NAACP Charleston branch. Perennial Strategy Group made a total contribution of $60,000 at that year's convention, in honor of the NAACP's 100 years of commitment to pursuing justice and equality for all people. "I am both humbled and honored to be elected to the NAACP National Board of Directors. This great organization has been at the forefront of all civil rights organizations for more than a century, and is continuing to advocate each day for the political, educational, social, and economic equality rights of all people," said McMorris. "I am excited to be part of the leadership that will shape policy for the NAACP, and continue the fight in eliminating discrimination in our nation and throughout the world."

McMorris, a native Chicagoan, moved to Washington, DC in 2002 to open Perennial Strategy Group (, a strategic advisory firm that provides government relations and public affairs services to Fortune 500 companies, national non-profits, trade associations, and public-sector clients on a wide range of public-policy issues and corporate matters.  Within a few years, McMorris also opened Perennial Law Group ( and Perennial Sports and Entertainment (, which collectively represent a number of well-known entertainers and dozens of professional football, basketball, and baseball players.  In addition to serving his clients, McMorris serves on several NAACP committees, including the Economic Development Committee, the Legal Committee, the Image Awards Committee, and the SCF Trustee and Development Committee as the Committee Chair.  McMorris is also a Diamond Life Member of the NAACP and a proud recipient of the Benjamin L. Hooks Keeper of the Flame Award, which he received in 2010 at the NAACP 101st Annual National Convention in Kansas City, MO.


Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization.  Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, conducting voter mobilization and monitoring equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.  For more information on the NAACP, please visit  


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