Paul Elam, director of safety and justice at Public Policy Associates Inc., has been named PPA’s new president, the company announced today. He succeeds company founder Jeff Padden.
With Dr. Elam’s appointment, PPA has the rare if not unique status as a public policy research firm led by an African-American and owned by women. Dr. Elam believes the diversity of the leadership, ownership, and staff help the company provide the rich, layered research that is needed in an increasingly multicultural society.
"We are truly the new face of public policy research, and it is reflected in our work, our values, and our workplace," Elam said. "Our varied backgrounds and experiences breed creative thinking that produces better ideas for our clients. Our policy work positions our clients to strengthen institutions, enhance communities, and enrich the lives of those they serve." Click here to continue reading.