Master Chief Petty Officer (USN, Ret.)
Master Chief Petty Officer Maurice Wilson (Ret.) had a distinguished military career in the U.S. Navy, where he served for 26 years. Prior to his retirement, he held the positions of Command Master Chief for the USNS Mercy and was the Training and Communications Division Officer for the MIS Department at Naval Medical Center Balboa, where he was responsible for the implementation and planning for the Command-wide medical information system known as Composite Health-Care System. In 1996 Wilson began volunteering at the San Diego Urban League. In 1998, after his retirement, he joined the League's executive management team, eventually holding several positions with the organization before being appointed as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the League in 2006. In this position, Maurice oversees the Urban League's Business and Workforce Development and is responsible for a variety of assignments including; new program design and implementation, grant-writing, fundraising, program services, research, community organizing, event planning, administration, fiscal management and operations. Wilson is also the publisher of the Urban League's Diversity Works! magazine and the Employment/Career Business Guide.
In addition to his role at the Urban League, Wilson is very active throughout the San Diego community. He produces a weekly Employment/Career section in the local community newspaper "The Monitor News," which focuses on employment and career advice to over 10,000 readers. Wilson also serves on several community organization boards, including; San Diego Workforce Investment Board, US Navy SEALS Executive Diversity Advisory Council, Technical Professional Career College, and the Urban Youth Empowerment Academy, to name just a few. Wilson and his wife Ethel, reside in Lemon Grove, California.