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September 13, 1999

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Colorado announced today the selection of Sue Armstrong as its new Executive Director after a yearlong, nation-wide search.

Armstrong has 13 years of experience as executive director of non-profit organizations, including five years as Executive Director of Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando, Florida. As Executive Director of Mothers against Drunk Driving she led a nine-county agency through all facets of the start up process, and as Executive Director of Florida Coalition against Domestic Violence started up a state-wide network of 32 shelters for abused women throughout the state of Florida.


In 1998 she returned to Denver as the director of the Clinical Trials Acceleration Program of the National Stroke Association. She has managed a consulting business offering expertise in career development and non-profit management.


Armstrong graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Iliff School of Theology in Denver, Colorado, in 1989 and served as Associate Pastor at Burns United Methodist Church in Aurora, Colorado for three years.


"I’m happy to be back home in Colorado," Armstrong said. "I look forward to the challenge of leading the ACLU in protecting civil liberties in the new millenium."

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