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Name: Earp, Naomi
Current Position: Former Chair

A native of Newport News, Virginia, Naomi Churchill Earp has served as chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission since August 31, 2006, after serving as vice chair beginning on April 28, 2003. Her current term expires on July 1, 2010.

Earp received her bachelor’s degree from Norfolk University in Virginia, her master’s degree from Indiana University, and her Juris Doctor from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, DC.
She was an attorney advisor at the EEOC during the mid-1980s, and has worked as an independent consultant providing services to private employers and public agencies on a variety of employment-related issues and programs.
Her government service has included working at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, serving as director of the Office of Advocacy and Enterprise at the Department of Agriculture, and director of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity of the National Institute of Health.
She is a member of the Supreme Court Bar and the Pennsylvania Bar. She is also a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and is actively involved with the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association.
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