Urban League President and CEO Blair H. Taylor has announced Noel Massie as the new chairman of the board of the 91-year-old organization. Massie, UPS president, Central California District, has served on the board since October 2010. He succeeds Carl Ballton, president of the Union Bank Foundation. Ballton headed the board from October 2008 to March 2012.

Massie will preside as the dinner chair of the League’s 39th Whitney M. Young, Jr. Awards Dinner on April 25.

“We are honored to welcome Noel Massie as the chair of the League’s board of directors,” said Taylor. “Noel has proven to be a staunch supporter and strong advocate for the League’s movement to effect systemic, collaborative neighborhood change.”