Honda Executive Appointed to National Urban League Board
This week, Cathy McEvilly, senior vice president and chief counsel for Honda North America, Inc. was appointed to a three-year term on the National Urban League (NUL) Board of Trustees. While Honda associates have held positions with local NUL chapters, McEvilly is the first Honda associate to serve on the national board.
In her role, she will help oversee the activities of the organization and provide guidance to the National Urban League president, Marc Morial.
“I’m really excited about this new opportunity and hope I can add value to the National Urban League and to Honda in my new role,” said McEvilly. “What I hope to do is find where there are synergies between the National Urban League and Honda, especially in areas where we can help lift people up into a better economic situation.”
Her appointment took place during the national conference taking place in Columbus this week.
Honda is a presenting sponsor of the conference and was the sole sponsor of the Youth Leadership Summit, part of the National Urban League, which took place two weeks ago.
“We have long supported the National Urban League on a local level, but working with the other national board members takes Honda to a new level and provides us an opportunity and a platform we didn’t have before,” said McEvilly.
The National Urban League is a historic civil rights organization dedicated to economic empowerment in order to elevate the standard of living in underserved urban communities.
Founded in 1910, the National Urban League now has 90 affiliates serving 300 communities, in 37 states and the District of Columbia, providing direct services that impact and improve the lives of more than 2 million people nationwide.