The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut named longtime staff member David McGuire as the organization’s new executive director.
McGuire, who joined the ACLU-CT in 2007, was named following a nationwide search.
“In his nine years with the ACLU-CT, David has proven himself to be a steadfast and effective champion of civil liberties for all people,” Andy Schatz, president of the organization’s board of directors, said. “We are thrilled that he will be taking on a new role to lead the ACLU-CT’s fight for freedom, justice, and equality in our state.”
In addition to his work with the ACLU-CT, McGuire serves as chair of the Connecticut Special Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and as a member of Connecticut’s Racial Profiling Prohibition Advisory Board.