Stacey Garrett Koju Named Board Chair of the National Museum of African American Music in Dedication Ceremony
Bone McAllester Norton founding member and attorney Stacey Garrett Koju was named the museum’s board chair at the dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM), which fell on the 156th anniversary of Juneteenth.
In introducing Stacey in her new role, NMAAM President and CEO H. Beecher Hicks III described Stacey as “a consistent force on our board for years” and noted that her “steady presence and important voice, her leadership, and guidance have been vital in our museum’s success.”
Stacey will take over the role from Kevin Lavender, executive vice president and head of Commercial Banking for Fifth Third Bancorp. Upon her acceptance of the role, Stacey declared her hope that the museum will “continuously be a voice when it comes to preserving and celebrating the many genres created, influenced and inspired by African Americans.”