Rev. Neal Darby, Jr.
...Reverend Neal Darby, Jr. - Executive Director, Greater Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce.Neal Darby, Jr., was named the Executive Director and one of the Organizing Board members of the Greater Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce (GNBCC) in 1997.
The mission of the GNBCC
as a 501-C-4 organization is to serve as a support network in promoting African American-owned businesses and assisting in creating economic parity and wealth in the African American community.The GNBCC
strives to promote and advance those public policies issues and programs, which will serve to strengthen and enhance African American businesses within the Greater Nashville/Davidson county area.After assisting in organizing the GNBCC he
assisted with the organization of the African American Chamber of Commerce
in Chattanooga, TN; Jackson Black Chamber of Commerce
, Jackson, TN; Bolivar Black Chamber of Commerce
, Bolivar, TN; East TN Black Chamber of Commerce
, Oak Ridge, TN. As a community advocate, Reverend Darby served as the first Executive Director for the Nashville Branch of the NAACP.After resigning as the Executive Director, he was elected as President and Interim President for the Nashville Branch of the NAACP.
The Tennessee Conference of NAACP
Branches appointed him as the Area Director for Middle Tennessee NAACP Branches.For valued services to the NAACP
, the state of Tennessee and the city of Nashville, he
twice received the NAACP
Southeast Regional Medgar Edwards Leadership Award.A native of Sylacauga, Alabama, Reverend Darby received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Talladega College, Talladega, AL.He received the Masters of Science degree from Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN.Reverend Darby
has advanced hours toward his
Masters of Divinity degree through studies at the Southern Baptist External Seminary
wife Ruby have two children ...