PHILADELPHIA (NNPA)—The National Alliance of Market Developers, Inc., announced that Norm Bond has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the organization. Bond, an entrepreneur and twenty year marketing veteran is president of NORMBOND & Associates, a strategic marketing and consulting company. He is also the immediate past national president. Bond defeated Deborah Crable of Chicago for the position.


Born in Philadelphia, Bond is widely recognized as an international authority on marketing, corporate diversity, sales and multicultural issues. His specific marketing experience includes broadcast media, print, radio, electronic communications and live events. During his career in NAMD Bond served for eight years as president of the Philadelphia Chapter and two years as the national president.

The election results were announced at the NAMD Board of Directors meeting following the NAMD 59th Annual National Conference which was held at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem, N.Y. “There is an urgent need in society for the continued success and vitality of NAMD. I am ready to embrace the challenge of directing the long range planning of this legacy organization,” said Bond.

A total of 10 board members were chosen by the membership to lead the organization for the next two years. Board members elected include National President Louis Hicks Jr., National President-Elect Lamonia Brown, Secretary/Assistant Treasurer Vera Primus, Vice President of Communications, Christopher Mack, Vice President of Marketing, Ny Whitaker, Directors Donna Smith-Bellinger, Tiffany Ellzy and Errol Muhammad.


ABOUT NAMD: The National Alliance of Market Developers, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established in 1953 by Black marketing specialists. It pioneered the research, development and economic insights into the Black consumer market. We remain dedicated to promoting the value and impact of the Black consumer market and fostering business growth for African Americans by serving as a conduit for learning, teaching and networking for success.

For more information on the NAMD 59th Annual Conference, contact Clyde Allen, executive director 908-561-4062 or visit our website at

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