SOURCE: Sustainable South Bronx

July 08, 2008 17:58 ET

Sustainable South Bronx Advances With New Leadership Team

Miquela Craytor Promoted to Executive Director; Majora Carter, Founder, Takes Role of Strategic Advisor, Pursues New Opportunities

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - July 8, 2008) - Ewire -- Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) (, the Bronx-based non-profit environmental justice solutions corporation, today appointed a new management team for this ground breaking organization.

Starting immediately, Miquela Craytor assumes the role of Executive Director with the responsibility of managing the day-to-day operations of the organization and overseeing new initiatives to benefit the South Bronx community.

Miquela Craytor, Executive Director of SSBx, said, "I am honored to fill this role at SSBx and help lead the organization in its next chapter, and I am looking forward to building and expanding upon our successes. As SSBx's work progresses, I know our staff will continue to be a force for innovation in the South Bronx, and serve as a model for communities across the globe. I am grateful for the outstanding contribution Majora Carter has made to SSBx, and I look forward to her guidance and counsel as we continue to build on the great foundation she has built for us."

Since joining SSBx in November 2006 as Deputy Director, Ms. Craytor has overseen initiatives that have helped improve the organization's effectiveness and reputation within the community. Previously, Ms. Craytor served in the Bronx Borough President's economic development office, as the Senior Planner for Economic Development. Prior to Ms. Craytor's work in government, she spent over 4 years in corporate legal and financial institutions, all of which has helped prepare her to effectively manage SSBx's vision, and helped the agency navigate matters ranging from controversial government subsidized mega-projects to SSBx's own proposed Eco-Industrial center for the South Bronx.

SSBx Founder, Majora Carter, will continue to offer strategic support to SSBx while pursuing a wide array of new opportunities, including her own consulting business to advise municipalities, businesses, communities, foundations and universities on how to unlock their green-collar economic potential. On July 9 she departs for the National Geographic Arctic Expedition for Climate Action with Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter, Van Jones, Madeline Albright, Tom Daschle, George Soros, Dr Larry Brilliant, and others.

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