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The Executive Leadership Council Appoints Earl Granger, III as Chief Development and Impact Officer

Earl Granger III
In this inaugural role, Granger will strategically grow philanthropic support for The ELC’s mission of advancing Black leadership.

Following a search in partnership with Lindauer, the Executive Leadership Council has announced the appointment of Earl Granger, III in the role of Chief Development and Impact Officer.

In this role, Granger will report directly to the CEO and will lead the design and implementation of fundraising strategies, development communication, and community relations activities, to identify, cultivate, and steward new and existing funding sources and partnerships. 

“We are pleased to welcome Earl as our first development and impact officer. His talent, energy and expertise will contribute greatly to The ELC’s future growth and continued positive influence in and on corporate America,” said Michael C. Hyter, President and CEO of The ELC.

Serving as a member of the executive leadership team, Granger will work synergistically to review, revise, and implement The ELC’s development and external relations programs.

“I look forward to joining The ELC and forging new channels for funding and expanding the impact of this great organization. We have an impressive value proposition and I am excited about the possibilities to explore new horizons and expand our reach into and ultimately beyond the communities we currently serve,” said Earl Granger, III.

The ELC is the preeminent global membership organization for Black current and former CEOs, senior executives and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies, top-tier entrepreneurs, and global thought leaders. The organization advocates for advancing Black leadership by increasing the number of Black corporate CEOs, C-Suite executives, and board members, and building the pipeline of the next generation of Black corporate leaders.

Read the full announcement on The ELC website.

Earl Granger, III was appointed in November 2023. The search was led by Lindauer Vice President and Managing Director Faith Montgomery and Senior Consultant Sonya Hairston.

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