MIAMI, FL – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Florida announced today that Tiffani Lennon, J.D., LLM will serve as the organization’s next executive director. Lennon joins the organization during one of the state’s most challenging environments following legislative attacks on free speech, voting, abortion, and LGBTQ+ rights among other issues. She brings more than 25 years of experience in non-profit and executive management to the ACLU of Florida with proven success in leading complex organizations through collaborative partnerships, building high-performing teams, and operationalizing strategy.
“I am honored to join the ACLU at this pivotal time in our history,” said Lennon. We will work to bring about the change that Florida and our country desperately need. My family and I look forward to calling Florida home.”
Lennon most recently served as the executive director of the Colorado Center for Law and Policy (CCLP). Prior to that role, Lennon was chief executive officer of a health equity foundation, Ray of Hope, vice president of strategic development for Ability Connection Colorado, and department chair in law and society at the University of Denver.
Lennon’s educational background includes a LL.M. in International Finance and Economic Law from the University of London Birkbeck College of Law, Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, and a Bachelor of Arts in Education and Psychology from Rider University.
“We are fortunate to attract a talented leader like Tiffani to coalesce our efforts to shift the tide of the all-out war on civil liberties currently underway in Florida,” said Heather Gupte, president of the ACLU of Florida Board of Directors. “She has the empathy, experience, and fortitude to lead the type of approach needed in this great state.”
Lennon will start her role with the ACLU of Florida on September 12.