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The NAACP is pleased to announce that Arlis Whalum will serve as the new Chief Financial Officer for the Finance Department. 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 NAACP President and CEO, Derrick Johnson. “The addition of her as CFO will contribute greatly to the direction of the organization as a whole.”

Whalum comes from PCMA where she served as the Chief Financial Officer. She holds a Doctorate and a Master’s Degree from the Graduate Theological Foundation and a Bachelor’s Degree from Roosevelt University. Arlis has traveled from Chicago to Maryland, dedicated to the mission, values and enhancement of the NAACP. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Roosevelt University, and has an MBA in non-profit management and Doctor of Ministry in non-profit leadership from the Graduate Theological Foundation. 

She enjoys training leaders in the area of leadership development and currently volunteers for a church related association that provides leadership training to local church pastors and their ministry leaders. In addition, she serves on the Board of a mega church as their church treasurer providing financial presentations to the membership. 


About the NAACP:

Founded in 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. Its members throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities. You can read more about the NAACP’s work and our six “Game Changer” issue areas here.

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