Joseph W. Albright Appointed to Serve on the Tennessee Human Rights Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 11:44am


Joseph W. Albright Appointed to Serve on the Tennessee Human Rights Board of Commissioners

NASHVILLE- August 18, 2021- Joseph W. Albright of Milan, TN was appointed to serve on the Tennessee Human Rights Board of Commissioners in August 2021. Commissioner Albright will represent the west Tennessee grand division through the end of his term on June 30, 2027. This seat was previously held by Chris Crider of Milan, TN whose term expired June 30, 2021.

Tennessee Human Rights Commission Board Chair Robin Derryberry said, “My fellow board members and I are excited to have Commissioner Albright join the Commission and we look forward to his service.”

Commissioner Albright resides in Milan, Tennessee and serves as the chief operating officer for the Jackson Public School District in Jackson, Mississippi, the largest urban school district in the state of Mississippi. Before joining Jackson Public Schools, Commissioner Albright was the Vice President of the North American facilities operations for Sodexo in Tennessee. Before Sodexo, he was a logistics and material expert in the rank of colonel with the ordnance branch of the U.S. Army which, safeguarded vital weapons, munitions, and supplies for the armed forces for 28 years. In 2004, Mr. Albright retired from active service and became a civilian director for situational awareness with The Deputy Undersecretary of the Army in business transformation.

Commissioner Albright attended the University of Dayton and later completed his graduate degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College. He then obtained another graduate degree in industrial engineering from the University of Tennessee.

Albright has numerous awards and accolades and an extensive Army background, he enjoys reading, traveling, and working on antique tractors. 

The Commission's role is to enforce the state’s anti-discrimination laws which prohibit discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodation based on race, creed, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age (40 and over in employment), familial status (housing only) and retaliation in employment, housing and public accommodations and coordinate compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It is the mission of the Commission to safeguard individuals from discrimination through education and enforcement.


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