( New York, August 17, 2020 ) Today, Lambda Legal announced it has named Sherise Bright as the organization's next Chief Communications Officer.
"We are thrilled to have Sherise join our team as our next Chief Communications Officer. Having worked as an advocate in the LGBTQ movement, an executive in corporations, and a publicist in HollywoodSherise has all the experience to help chart Lambda Legal's work in the 'court of public opinion,' which is just as vital as our work in the court of law," said Kevin Jennings, Lambda Legal CEO.
"I have always sought out opportunities to advocate for the issues closest to my heart, and I am excited to step into this role at such a critical time in history. As a storyteller and strategist, I am thrilled to work on behalf of our LGBTQ and HIV communities' most vulnerable," said Sherise Bright. "As a black queer woman, I'm honored to have a seat at the table to reimagine our vision for Lambda Legal so that it is a fully inclusive one."
Sherise Bright has over twenty years of experience in communications, working in nonprofits, corporations, and entertainment, including E! News, the Los Angeles LGBT Center, and the legal services firm Atkinson-Baker. Sherise brings deep strategy and leadership skills to Lambda Legal's mission to defend LGBT people and people living with HIV. She has built comprehensive communications programs by driving successful media, marketing, crisis, events, and brand initiatives. Sherise is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton. She will be based in Lambda Legal's Western Regional Office in Los Angeles.
In her spare time, Sherise enjoys spending time with her fiancÃƒ©e and family, traveling, listening to all forms of music, investing in her health and wellness, hiking, and meditating.
Sherise's first day is today, Aug. 17, 2020. She will be working regularly out of our Western Regional Office in Los Angeles.
Lambda Legal is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work.