SPOTLIGHT: BRUCE GORDON
Retired Verizon Executive, Former CEO, NAACP
Bruce Gordon will be presenting Lisa Sherman at the 2019 Matrix Awards.
Bruce S. Gordon is the former President and CEO of the NAACP. He was appointed in August 2005 and served for 19 months. Prior to that, Gordon had a 35 year career in telecommunications. His final role was as president of the Retail Markets Group for Verizon Communications.
Gordon currently serves on the board of Northrop Grumman Corporation. He is a diversity consultant to Fortune 500 companies. Gordon is a trustee of the Newport Festivals Foundation, a member of the Advisory Boards for New York Urban League and Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys, and a member of the Executive Leadership Council. He is the former Chairman of the Board of ADT Corporation and previously served on the boards of CBS Corporation, Tyco International, Southern Company, Office Depot, Best Foods, Infinity Broadcasting, and Bartech Group; previously chaired the Chancellor’s Advisory Board on Student Motivation in the New York Public School System; and was a trustee of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Foundation, U.S. Fund for UNICEF, The Barnes Foundation, Gettysburg College, and Lincoln Center.
Born in Camden, New Jersey, Gordon received a B.A. from Gettysburg College, a M.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, and an honorary doctorate from Gettysburg College.