The board of the National Association for Multi-Ethnicity In Communications, New York, cleared CEO Nicol Turner-Lee of claims of improprieties made by an anonymous email four months ago, according to MultiChannel News. Board chairman Michael Armstrong said an independent auditing firm found no “impropriety on the part of the association or its president and chief executive officer.” NAMIC's board ordered the audit after an anonymous email was sent in March to cable trade publications and industry organizations questioning Turner-Lee's handling of NAMIC finances, among other claims, MultiChannel News reported. On July 15th, NAMIC announced that Turner-Lee is resigning her position "to pursue other opportunities" per a statement posted to the organization's website.
The boards of the Association of Marketing Service Providers, Alexandria, Va., and the National Association for Printing Leadership, East Rutherford, N.J., unanimously approved a resolution to investigate a consolidation of the two organizations. A joint task force and the chief staff executives of both associations will now conduct due diligence before presenting a recommendation. Details: napl.org.