ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) announced that after eight years, it had parted ways with its Executive Director, Carl B. Mack. The Society stated that it had appointed Virginia Booth-Womack as Interim Executive Director as it commences its search for a permanent replacement.

Since 2005, Mack has served NSBE in the capacity of Executive Director and was affectionately known as "Brother ED." An Executive Director is hired to help manage the day to day operations of the organization according to the mission, objectives, and goals of the year. Initially, Mack was brought on board for several specific reasons:

  • Increase NSBE membership
  • Address the issues of "member apathy"
  • Increase the national profile of NSBE

"Dr. Mack has done a great job in these areas and NSBE owes him its gratitude," said Sossena Wood, NSBE National Chair. In the office of Executive Director, Mack's eight years of continuous service raised the bar, making his tenure the longest in NSBE's history. His charisma and presence caused many hearts to be touched with gratitude and ongoing support for the work done by NSBE.

As an engineering student; NSBE Lifetime member, and NSBE Executive Director, Mack embodies the mission of the Society. Under Mack's direction, NSBE grew from 13,000 members to a more than 30,000 member organization and heightened the visibility of the Society. NSBE "luv" and NSBE pride now flourish from energetic, intelligent Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) participants, to hardworking collegiate members, to dedicated NSBE Professionals and other committed stakeholders.