On Wednesday, May 11, Lambda Legal On Wednesday, May 11, Lambda Legal officials announced that the organization has named John E.
Roane Jr. as the organization’s next chief operating officer. CEO Kevin Jennings said, “We are thrilled to have John join our team … . [He] is an impressive professional with extensive experience in nonprofit management, system building and staff development “John will be a key member of our team as we continue to fight for full equality for LGBTQ people and people living with HIV under the law in every state in this country.” In a press release announcing his appointment, Roane said, “With LGBTQ rights under attack nationwide, I’m committed to further strengthening the administrative and operational functions for Lambda Legal’s critical work to ensure all LGBTQ people — especially trans people, people of color and youth — are protected.
I’m looking forward to helping lead and support Lambda Legal’s inspiring team of litigators, communicators, and strategists.” Roane specializes in building and continually improving organizational operations.
Most recently, he served five years as the vice president and COO of AIDS United, an organization that advocates for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and the organizations that support them.