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Lanita Cravey Named Birmingham, Alabama Resident Officer

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Today, National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Jennifer A. Abruzzo announced the appointment of Lanita Cravey as Resident Officer of the Agency’s Birmingham Resident Office, which reports to the Region 10-Atlanta Regional Office. In her new position, Ms. Cravey will assist Regional Director Lisa Y. Henderson in enforcing the National Labor Relations Act in the 41 counties in north and central Alabama. 

A native of Alabama, Lanita Cravey graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree. Thereafter, she joined the United States Navy and received her commission via Officer Candidate School in Pensacola, Florida. After military service, Ms. Cravey began working in the Agency’s Birmingham Resident Office in 2004. While working full-time, she earned a Master of Business Administration degree in 2007 from the University of Alabama in Birmingham. In 2009, she was converted to a Labor Management Relations Field Examiner via the Bridge Program.

Established in 1935, the National Labor Relations Board is an independent federal agency that protects employees, employers, and unions from unfair labor practices and protects the right of private sector employees to join together, with or without a union, to improve wages, benefits and working conditions. The NLRB conducts hundreds of workplace elections and investigates thousands of unfair labor practice charges each year. Region 10 serves areas in Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia from its Regional Office in Atlanta, its Subregional Office in Winston-Salem, and Resident Offices in Birmingham and Nashville.