The Associated Press February 20, 2010, 3:44PM ET

NAACP elects Brock, 44, as youngest board chairman

The NAACP has elected a health care executive as its youngest board chairman.

Forty-four-year-old Roslyn M. Brock was chosen Saturday to succeed Julian Bond. Brock had been vice chairman since 2001 and a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for 25 years.

Brock works for Bon Secours Health Systems in Maryland as vice president for advocacy and government relations. She continues a youth movement for the nation's oldest civil rights organization. Thirty-seven-year-old Benjamin Todd Jealous is the youngest CEO of the NAACP.

Brock was selected by the NAACP's 64-person board of directors. She plans to focus on pushing for policy changes to eliminate inequality, strengthening the relationship between NAACP branches and holding people accountable.

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