Jennie Murray Named New President and CEO

Washington, D.C. — The National Immigration Forum and its sibling (c)4 organization, America Is Better, have named Jennie Murray their new president and chief executive officer.

Murray will return to the Forum from Upwardly Global, where she has served as Vice President of Programs since 2020. She previously led the National Immigration Forum’s integration programs work from 2013-2020.

“I am excited about working with the creative, energetic and dedicated Forum and America Is Better staff, boards, coalition partners and key stakeholders to continue to advance and broaden our mission,” Murray said. “I will lead our organization in amplifying the voices of our coalition partners, helping the country to hear the voices of the vast majority of the population that supports humane and sensible immigration policies and programs.

“Our significantly broken policies do not always help ensure our communities thrive as we include newcomers. Our policies need to reflect our realities and our values. We need practical solutions that represent who we truly are: a nation of welcome.”

As president and CEO, Murray will continue the Forum’s and America is Better’s efforts to work across partisan divides to convene different perspectives, bring new allies into the conversation, and advance constructive and compassionate immigration policies that serve the nation’s interests. The Forum and America Is Better will continue their work with national security and law enforcement leaders, evangelical Christians, business leaders and others who recognize that all Americans will benefit from better immigration policies.

Murray will assume her new role Oct. 3.

“Jennie has a deep understanding of the National Immigration Forum’s strategies and partnerships,” said Becky Tallent, Forum Board Chair. “We look forward to Jennie’s leadership in guiding the Forum’s continued expansion of its networks of faith, law enforcement, national security and business leaders to advance constructive and compassionate immigration policies.”

“The National Immigration Forum is unique in its ability to bring a wide range of stakeholders to the table, and Jennie’s leadership will boost those efforts,” said Forum Board Vice Chair Amy Dominguez-Arms, who chaired the search committee for the new president and CEO. “Jennie has extensive experience and a track record of success in engaging top business leaders and other key stakeholders in supporting immigrants in the workplace and more broadly in society. We are thrilled to welcome Jennie back to the Forum.”

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