Virginia ACLU executive director stepping down

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The long-time executive director of Virginia's ACLU is stepping down.

Kent Willis plans to leave after 25 years with the advocacy group. He told the ACLU board last fall of his intent to leave, but intends to stay in the position until a replacement is found.

"I could not have had a more rewarding job," said Willis, "and I am proud to have been part of the ACLU's many accomplishments and enormous organizational growth over the last 25 years. But something told me it was time to move on."

The Board of Directors has conducted a nationwide search for a new executive director and expects to announce Willis's replacement soon.

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