Wray leaves Urban League CEO position

Organization hopes to appoint new CEO by end of year, rep says
Wray leaves Urban League CEO position

Former Madison Police Chief Noble Wray is leaving his leadership position with a Madison civil rights organization focused on issues affecting African Americans.

The Urban League of Greater Madison chief financial officer, Jim Horn, said Wray’s appointment was only temporary and his departure was expected.

Horn said the Urban League would have welcomed Wray to stay with the organization, but Wray is moving on to continue his consulting work.

Wray will continue with the organization as a member of the board and as a spokesperson, Horn said.

Edward Lee will act as the interim CEO for the Urban League until the next leader is chosen. Horn said the organization is interviewing candidates and hopes to appoint  someone permanently by the end of the year.

Wray took the position of CEO earlier this year after former Urban League CEO Kaleem Caire stepped down March 31. After Caire’s resignation was announced, allegations surfaced that Caire misused an Urban League credit card.

When Wray took over as CEO in March, his temporary term was expected to last six months.