Michigan Civil Rights Commission Selects Two Finalists for the Position of Executive Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Contact: Vicki Levengood LevengoodV@Michigan.gov

Detroit—At a special meeting in Detroit today (Feb. 29, 2020), the Michigan Civil Rights Commission interviewed the following four candidates for the position of Executive Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights.

  • Shayna Strom, Chief Deputy National Political Director, ACLU
  • John E. Johnson, Jr., Esq., Executive Director, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus
  • Harvey Hollins III, Principal and Founder, Hollins Consulting, LLC
  • Conrad Mallett, Jr., Chief Administrative Officer, Detroit Medical Center

Commissioners deliberated to identify the top two candidates and selected Conrad Mallett, Jr., and Harvey Hollins III. They will sit for a final interview during a special meeting at 6 pm on either Monday, March 9, or Wednesday, March 11, at Cadillac Place in Detroit. The date and room location will be determined based on space availability and will be announced to the media and posted on the Department’s website, Michigan.gov/MDCR.

Commissioners will choose an Executive Director of the Michigan Department of Civil Rights at the conclusion of the special meeting.

The Michigan Civil Rights Commission was created by the Michigan Constitution to safeguard constitutional and legal guarantees against discrimination. The Commission is charged with investigating alleged discrimination against any person because of religion, race, color or national origin, sex, age, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, and physical and mental disability. The Michigan Department of Civil Rights serves as the operational arm of the Commission.

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