HOUSTON – (Dec.1, 2021) – Emergency Safety Solutions, Inc. (ESS), creator of the Hazard Enhanced Location Protocol (H.E.L.P.) solution that provides advanced visual and digital warning of disabled vehicles on or near the roadway, today announced that Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League and former mayor of New Orleans, has joined the ESS Board of Directors.
Morial brings with him a broad range of business and leadership experience from the public and private sectors, as well as a distinguished track record as a globally recognized champion for diversity, equality and opportunity.
Since 2003, Morial has served as president and CEO of the National Urban League (NUL), the nation’s largest historic civil rights and urban advocacy organization dedicated to economic empowerment, equality and social justice. Under his leadership, Morial has expanded the reach of NUL’s services with initiatives such as the Urban Youth Empowerment Program to assist young adults in securing sustainable jobs, establishment of Entrepreneurship Centers in a number of cities to spur growth of small businesses and creation of NUL’s Empowerment Fund, which has provided nearly $200 million to urban impact businesses through both debt and equity investments.
As Mayor of New Orleans from 1994 to 2002, Morial was a popular chief executive with abroad multi-racial coalition who led the city’s 1990s renaissance and left office with a 70% approval rating.
“Marc is a visionary leader and a dynamic bridge builder who brings exceptional creativity to all his endeavors,” said David Tucker, founder and CEO of ESS. “With ESS and our H.E.L.P. solution on the cusp of adoption across the auto industry, we’re thrilled to add Marc and the important intangibles he brings to our team. As a minority-owned business, ESS will also benefit from his deep expertise in diversity and equality, and the guidance he’ll provide as we build upon our efforts in these areas.”
“I’ve dedicated my personal and professional life to helping people, and creating safer and more resilient communities,” said Morial. “I’m proud to extend this commitment to more effectively protect people on and along our roadways because far too many of us from all walks of life are being severely injured or killed each day in preventable crashes involving disabled vehicles. ESS has a game changing, low-cost solution that will allow us to dramatically reduce these incidents, and I’m looking forward to helping them make this impact a reality as quickly as possible,” said Morial.
Morial is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. degree in Economics and African American Studies and holds a law degree from Georgetown University. He also is the author of, The Gumbo Coalition, a collection of lessons on the power of unity in our Democracy and a leadership framework for America's change makers.
About Emergency Safety Solutions, Inc.
Emergency Safety Solutions, Inc. is a certified Minority Business Enterprise focused on leveraging innovation and technology to save lives by helping to eliminate hundreds of thousands of preventable accidents globally involving vehicles that are in an emergency, disabled or stopped on the side of the road.
The ESS H.E.L.P.™ and H.E.L.P. DeliverSAFE™ solutions are regulatory-compliant intelligent safety communication systems that help protect occupants of disabled vehicles, oncoming motorists and good Samaritans who assist them –providing more advance warning to drivers of potential threats on or near the roadway.