At the March board meeting by an unanimous vote, Rodney Northern was appointed to Truth Be Told’s Board of Directors. Rodney is a seasoned business builder with a unique blend of strategic vision, organizational leadership, financial acumen and a “get ‘er done” mentality. During his corporate tenure, he has led billion-dollar businesses, created more than $15 billion of sustainable innovation businesses and managed multimillion-dollar budgets for many well-known consumer brands, to include Miller Brewing Company, Tyson Foods Inc. and Coca-Cola Company.
After a lot of introspection and truth-telling to myself, I have decided to bring to a close my time as Truth Be Told’s executive director. I have given three months’ notice, with my last day being June 17. Truth Be Told has my undivided attention through this date in support of the staff and Board of Directors during this time of transition.
We are outraged and deeply saddened by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and countless others, and we stand against the systemic racism that enables acts of violence against Black communities and people of color by the police and criminal justice system.
At its May meeting, the Truth Be Told Board of Directors voted unanimously to approve Sandy Wolff’s application for board service. Since moving to Austin in June 2017, Sandy has been a familiar and regular face — and voice — in Truth Be Told volunteer community.
We at Truth Be Told are thrilled to welcome Laurie Pherigo in her new role as administrative assistant, providing vital support to the organization’s programs, business operations and community relations.
Laurie’s career with Truth Be Told began in 2012, when she participated in and graduated from our Talk to Me program at TDCJ’s Hilltop Unit in Gatesville.