100 Black Men of America, Inc., the leader in mentoring African American youth, announced the appointment of James E. Armstrong, Jr. as Chief Executive Officer. The appointment is an exciting start to the year in which the organization is positioned to deliver greater mentoring and empowerment opportunities to youth and more community outreach through both longstanding and new partnerships.
Armstrong is a seasoned leader with a proven record of success in multiple nonprofit organizations, including fund development and global program delivery. In his most recent role as Executive Director at the American Diabetes Association, Armstrong oversaw fundraising, operations, program development, board governance and strategic direction for the states of Alabama and Georgia. John spent 17 years with the YMCA, working at local associations and the national headquarters. During his tenure with the YMCA John established collaborative partnerships with housing authorities, hospitals, colleges and universities. John raised over $30M to support capital projects, programs and annual support for YMCA’s in the United States, Mexico, South Africa, China and Brazil.
“As the 100 continues to transform in order to meet the changing and growing needs within the communities we serve, our network of mentors and leaders stand ready to eliminate the obstacles and barriers that disenfranchised citizens face daily,” stated Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., Chairman, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. “We are excited to welcome CEO Armstrong aboard to support transformation and the development of new partnerships.”
The Chairman and staff of the 100 headquarters hosted a CEO Welcome Reception on Monday, January 14, 2019 at one of Atlanta’s most popular venues, The Gathering Spot. Mr. Armstrong was embraced by corporate partners and leaders from the business, education and civic communities, as members from the metro Atlanta chapters welcomed him to the organization.
“I’m excited to join the executive leadership team and bring to this CEO position the knowledge and perspective acquired as a former 100 chapter president, stated John E. Armstrong, Jr., CEO, 100 Black Men of America, Inc. build on the organization’s history and look forward, with great expectation, of furthering the mission of the 100, stated John E. Armstrong, Jr., CEO, 100 Black Men of America, Inc.” It what will undoubtedly be an eventful year, CEO Armstrong has already proven he is up for the challenge. In his first 10 days he has participated in strategic planning, visited multiple corporate partners across the U.S. and attended an annual fundraiser hosted by 100 Black Men of Greater Houston.