HRC Names Nicole Greenidge-Hoskins as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

by HRC Staff

Jay Brown returns to HRC Foundation as deputy director of programs, research and training.

Post submitted by former HRC Deputy Communications Director, Liz Halloran

Today, the Human Rights Campaign named Nicole Greenidge-Hoskins as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and announced that Jay Brown will return to HRC as Deputy Director of Programs, Research and Training for the HRC Foundation, the organization’s educational arm.

During her 25-year legal career, Nicole Greenidge-Hoskins has not only built an impressive career as in-house counsel for non-profit entities and private corporations, but has also demonstrated a lifelong commitment to volunteerism -- including with organizations that serve the LGBTQ community. She has served as general counsel to Whitman-Walker Clinic and the DC Health and Hospitals Public Benefit Corporation, and most recently led the Mirixa Corporation compliance group, where she was senior attorney advising on regulatory matters.

Greenidge-Hoskins is currently an advisor to HOPE, a Baltimore-based organization that assists ex-offenders with rebuilding their lives. As a young lawyer, she volunteered at Whitman-Walker Clinic Legal Services, providing pro bono counsel to individuals with HIV and AIDS, and more recently served as board chairperson for Baltimore’s Moveable Feast, which provides meals to people with HIV and AIDS, and others. A graduate of Brown University and Boston University School of Law, she is a member of the D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Virginia Corporate Counsel bars.

“Nicole has devoted her distinguished career to advocating not only for the LGBTQ community, but for all people who need a powerful voice to ensure their rights to health, safety and equality,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “I couldn’t be more thrilled that she has agreed to join our leadership team, bringing her tremendous talent and experience to the Human Rights Campaign, and helping us to meet the challenges ahead in our fight for full equality.”

Brown returns to HRC for his third tour, having served for a decade in previous roles as Communications Director and, prior to that, as the HRC Foundation’s Director of Research and Public Education. He’s also held senior communication and marketing roles at Carnegie Mellon University and at Reading Is Fundamental. Over the past year, Brown has been consulting with progressive organizations, guiding them in organizational development and strategic communications projects.

“We are excited to welcome Jay back to HRC, where his experience and proven leadership skills will help us in our work to ensure equality for LGBTQ people at every intersection of their identities and lives,” said Mary Beth Maxwell, HRC Senior Vice President for Programs, Research and Training. “This is a pivotal time for our movement, and no one is better equipped to help us drive our Foundation programs than Jay.”