Curtis L. Kendrick
Curtis L. Kendrick joined the City University of New York as university librarian. Kendrick previously held leadership positions in several academic libraries, most recently as director of the access services division of Columbia University Libraries, where he implemented many new services and helped put in place a new library management system. Kendrick is a graduate of Brown University. He earned a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College and a master’s in business administration from Emory University.
Bernell Grier is the new chief operating officer for Neighborhood Housing Services of New York City. Grier chairs the Harlem YMCA’s board of directors and is a member of the board of directors of Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Neighborhood Restore and Operation HOPE. A graduate of the City University of New York, Grier’s career in banking spans almost 30 years, beginning with Chase Bank and NatWest USA. Most recently, she was an executive vice president at Fleet Bank. NHS is a not-for-profit citywide organization working to increase and protect investment in underserved low- and moderate-income neighborhoods.
Deborah M. Royster
Deborah M. Royster was named senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for RCN Corp., Princeton, N.J., a leading provider of bundled phone, cable and high-speed Internet services over its own local fiber-optic network. Previously, Royster was general counsel for Starpower, RCN’s joint venture with Pepco Communications LLC. In other private sector roles, Royster was regional counsel and vice president for regulatory and external relations at Kaiser Permanente Central East Division and co-founder and president of Spectrum Broadcasting Corp., a start-up FM radio station in Charlottesville, Va.
Gregory L. Reid
Gregory L. Reid was elected chairman of the board of directors of the National Minority Business Council Inc., following the resignation of William H. Burgess III. A native of Greenville, N.C., Reid holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Brown University and a law degree from the University of Michigan Law School. He is co-founder and managing partner of the law firm Reid, Rodriguez & Rouse LLP in New York. Reid has represented clients in matters involving major institutions such as American Express, Time Warner and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.