Chris Sgro, a senior staffer for U.S. Senator Kay Hagan, will serve as the next executive director of Equality N.C., an advocacy group for the state’s LGBT community.
“As an LGBT advocate living and working in North Carolina, he has seen first-hand the challenges facing LGBT populations in the South,” Elaine Martin, Equality N.C.'s board chair, said in a statement.
North Carolina has been a “beacon of equality” in the South for many years, and he is ready to advocate for LGBT rights and equality in the future, Sgro said in the statement.
Equality N.C.’s board of directors selected Sgro after a national search. He will replace Stuart Campbell, the organization’s executive director since 2011.
Supporters can meet Sgro at Equality N.C.’s annual gala on Saturday, Nov. 9 in Greensboro, said in a statement.