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Empowering Change: Introducing Gale Jones Carson
as Interim CEO/President of Memphis Urban League
Written by: JR Robinson

Join us in welcoming the dynamic and visionary Gale Jones Carson as the newly appointed Interim CEO/President of the Memphis Urban League. With her remarkable track record of leadership and dedication to community empowerment, Gale is set to lead our organization into a new era of progress and impact. Her first official day in this pivotal role will be on March 5th, 2024. Learn more about the inspiring journey and unparalleled expertise that Gale brings to the table, as we embark on a journey towards a brighter future for all.

History of Gale Jones Carson:
Gale Jones Carson is a seasoned leader with a passion for social justice and community development. With a background in leadership, management, and advocacy, Gale has dedicated her career to uplifting marginalized communities and driving positive change. Her strategic vision, coupled with her unwavering commitment to equity and inclusion, has earned her recognition as a trailblazer in the field.

Gale’s journey towards leadership began early in her life, shaped by her experiences growing up in Memphis and witnessing firsthand the disparities that exist within urban communities. Motivated by a desire to create lasting change, she rolled up her sleeves and began working with organizations that would have a positive impact on the lives of those in underserved areas.

Throughout her professional trajectory, Gale has held key roles in various organizations that focused on community empowerment and were dedicated to creating and providing needed services throughout her community. Her tenure at prominent nonprofits and advocacy groups has honed her skills in strategic planning, program development, and coalition building. Known for her collaborative approach and ability to inspire others, Gale has been instrumental in spearheading initiatives that address systemic inequalities and promote social cohesion.


“Throughout my life I’ve made it a priority to speak up and fight for fairness, equity and rights of others and help people in need,” stated Gale Jones Carson, MUL interim President and CEO. “Working at the MUL will give me the freedom to unleash my drive and passion to help students, senior citizens and those in underserved areas become more economically advantaged. Memphis and Shelby County will be a much better place as all of our community have equal access to a quality education, jobs, fair wages and affordable housing which would lead to greater economic growth. I am greatly honored and humbled with the opportunity to serve the MUL and our community.”

Gale Jones Carson

As she steps into the role of Interim CEO/President of the Memphis Urban League, Gale brings with her a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the challenges facing underserved populations. Her leadership style, characterized by empathy, resilience, and innovation, resonates with our organization’s mission to advance economic and social justice for all.

Gale’s vision for the Memphis Urban League is rooted in inclusivity, empowerment, and sustainable impact. She envisions a future where every individual has access to opportunities for growth and prosperity, regardless of their background or circumstances. Through strategic partnerships, advocacy efforts, and community engagement initiatives, Gale aims to position the organization as a catalyst for positive change in Memphis and beyond.

As we look ahead to a new chapter under Gale’s leadership, we are inspired by her unwavering dedication to creating a more just and equitable society. Join us in celebrating this transformative moment as we embark on a collective journey towards building stronger communities, fostering economic empowerment, and championing social justice under the guidance of our esteemed Interim CEO/President, Gale Jones Carson.

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