Blog, Press Releases / April 21, 2021

Executive Leadership Council Statement on George Floyd Murder Verdict

WASHINGTON, DC, April 20, 2021 – The Executive Leadership Council has released the following statement today in response to the verdict in the George Floyd murder trial.

“The brutal killing of George Floyd will stand as a glaring example of the wholesale reform of criminal justice and full inclusion that is still needed in all aspects of society. The Executive Leadership Council and our entire membership community stand in solidarity with the Floyd family, and all families whose loved ones have been senselessly killed, along with citizens around the world, in working constructively towards a more just society where everyone is treated the same regardless of their skin color.”

Michael C. Hyter, President and CEO, The Executive Leadership Council

Michael C. Hyter, President and CEO, The Executive Leadership Council

Libi Rice, The Executive Leadership Council


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