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President/CEO (Acting)

Lynn Dymally

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Lynn Vivian Dymally has an extensive history of civic and community service. Currently an Arbitrator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), she previously served on the Board of Directors for the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, as well as on the Compton Unified School District Board of Trustees.


In the area of education, Dymally retired from California State University, Long Beach as an adjunct Associate Professor after teaching Legal Studies in Business for 15 years. Her research in securities regulations is published in several academic legal journals. Also, Dymally served as a Faculty Fellow and Associated Students, Inc. Faculty Advisor. Her other volunteer activities include mentoring young people in Compton, participating in the Long Beach Unified School District Superintendent’s Roundtable, serving on the Los Angeles County Task Force on Teenage Pregnancy and contributing to the Board of Advisors of Whittier Law School.

A native of Los Angeles County, Dymally earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at San Diego, a Master of Arts degree in Business Management from the University of Redlands, and a Juris Doctor degree from Whittier College School of Law. While in law school, she was selected as a Judicial Extern for U.S. District Court Judge Terry J. Hatter and assigned as a Law Clerk for the Los Angeles County Counsel Office.

Dymally, the daughter of the late politician Mervyn M. Dymally (California’s First Black Lieutenant Governor) and actress Amentha V. Dymally, as well as the proud mother of LAUSD P.E. teacher, basketball coach, and urban science fiction novelist Christian Mervyn Dymally, has been associated with NCBW for many years.  Recalling her long relationship with NCBW, Dymally said, ​​“As a young adult, my father would take me to the National Congress of Black Women’s Annual Brunch and Awards Ceremony held during the Congressional Black Caucus weekend. “I never imagined that I would one day walk in the path of the iconic Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and Dr. C. Deloris Tucker – the founders of NCBW.  I am humbled to be able to continue my father’s legacy of empowering Black women, their families, and their communities.”

Looking forward to dedicating her talents to NCBW, Ms. Dymally is thrilled and delighted to have had the opportunity to work with the illustrious Dr. E. Faye Williams, the immediate past President/CEO of NCBW and is compelled to do her part as the acting President/ CEO of NCBW to improve the quality of life for Black women who tread with her, before her, and behind her.

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