Veronica McGraw Appointed to THRC Deputy Director

Monday, August 15, 2022 | 09:30am

NASHVILLE- The Tennessee Human Rights Commission (THRC) Executive Director Muriel Malone Nolen, announce the appointment of Veronica McGraw as its Deputy Director effective August 15.

McGraw joined the THRC in September 2018 as the Communications Director where she oversaw the agency’s day-to-day internal and external strategic communications efforts, and education and outreach activities.

As Deputy Director, Ms. McGraw will work closely with the Executive Director on the agency’s day-to-day operations, enforcement, case management, state and federal government contracts, agency budget, and staff supervision.

“Veronica has been instrumental to the Commission during our transition. Coupled with her dedication to our mission and her background in public administration and leadership, Veronica was the most viable candidate,” said Muriel Malone Nolen, THRC Executive Director.

McGraw is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, she received her Master of Public Administration and Leadership from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Communication from Notre Dame College. She is a graduate of the State of Tennessee Boards and Commissions Leadership Academy.

She has nearly 25 years of professional work experience in the non-profit, private, and public sectors, with a combination of work experience in compliance, quality assurance, government and public affairs, civil and human rights, communications, and media relations.

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.