Human Rights Campaign Names Sherise Bright as New Senior Vice President for Communications & Marketing

by Elizabeth Bibi

WASHINGTON — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) civil rights organization, named Sherise Bright as the organization’s new Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing. In this role, Bright will lead HRC’s comprehensive, multi-faceted communications and marketing efforts that highlight the ongoing work of the organization to build a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

“I could not be more thrilled to bring Sherise Bright on board as the new leader of the Human Rights Campaign’s communications and marketing work,” said Human Rights Campaign Interim President Joni Madison. “Sherise brings a wealth of experience from the worlds of LGBTQ+ advocacy, education, law, impact litigation, public policy and entertainment, and comes prepared to roll up her sleeves to join our fight. She joins a group of incredibly talented and dynamic communications and marketing professionals whose impact, under her leadership, can only grow. With the LGBTQ+ community – particularly transgender youth – facing an onslaught of attacks in states across the country, Sherise’s talents will be put to good use communicating and advocating for the most marginalized among us.”

"I am thrilled to join the Human Rights Campaign at a pivotal time in our movement,” said Human Rights Campaign incoming Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing, Sherise Bright. “With the onslaught of anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, attacks on trans youth, and the disproportionate deaths of Black trans women--there's so much work to do. I'm honored and ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work with my brilliant colleagues at HRC."

Bright is a strategic communications and marketing leader with over twenty years of experience working in the entertainment, sports, education, legal, and social justice sectors. Bright most recently served as Chief Communications Officer at Lambda Legal, where she built and led a team that rebranded the organization, redesigned its website, and significantly increased major media placements.

Bright has spent her career defining, elevating, promoting, and safeguarding the brand, reputation, and impact of world-leading nonprofits and global media properties. This includes building multi-use communications and marketing departments from the ground up and developing cross-functional alliances to drive innovative, high-visibility campaigns, thought leadership programs, and strategic communications. She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton and splits her time between Northern and Southern California.

The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ+ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.

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