The Concerned Black Men (CBM) National Organization recently elected new officers to its board of directors at its Annual Delegates Meeting in Dallas. Hosted by CBM Dallas at the Sheraton North Dallas, the meeting included chapter updates and presentations as well as an incoming address from the new chairman, Nathaniel Pope, of Owings, Md.

“I am honored to be elected as national chairman and look forward to the challenges that lay ahead,” Pope said in remarks to the CBM delegates. “One of my goals is to develop broader relationships with private corporations and individuals who are supportive of our mission and are willing to lend their image and financial support. We are a premiere non-profit organization and our list of friends should reflect that.”

Pope, immediate past Vice Chairman of CBM National, is an active member of the Calvert County community. He has served repeated terms on the county’s Economic Development Commission, coached local youth league football and volunteers on various other civic, political and church committees.

Pope is President of NPJ Advertising & Public Relations based in D.C. Pope along with five other local men founded CBM-Calvert County (CBMCC) nearly 17 years ago.

Other newly elected members to the CBM National Board of Directors include:

Robert Smith, Vice Chair, is the current President and Membership Chair of CBM in the District of Columbia. He works as an Information Technology contractor in Fairfax, Va.

George Spivey, Secretary, is a member of CBM Cape Cod, where he currently serves as Youth Program Coordinator and Secretary. George has worked as a public school teacher and principal but presently serves as the Equity/Affirmative Action Officer for the Town of Falmouth, Mass.

Gary Jackson, Treasurer, is a member of CBM Greater Dallas. He has held numerous positions in the financial services industry for more than 20 years.

“We are immensely proud and most excited for Nate’s accomplishment,” CBMCC President George Carter said in a statement. “His leadership and progressive thought over the years have made CBM Calvert one of the premier chapters in the country. Now, that unshrinking dedication stands to benefit more young people and communities across this nation as he works to further grow CBM’s success and mission.”