According to the press release, Trexler was “unanimously selected following a thorough interview process in which both the current board members and staff participated. He will oversee and update the organization’s operations to more effectively execute the CBLDF mission, drawing on his breadth of legal experience as a law professor and an ethics advisor for a variety of non-profit organizations, media companies and fashion brands.”
Prior to joining the organization, Trexler was an associate director at the Fashion Law Institute, where he focused on ethics issues and advised government officials on sexual harassment legal reform. He’s also a huge comic fan and has provided his expertise, analysis and commentary to sites like The Beat and Newsarama on legal issues pertaining to the comics industry.
“We know that bringing Jeff on board is only a first step towards rebuilding trust, so we’ll be keeping you updated on our progress and the changes we’re implementing,” the CBLDF said in their statement. “The CBLDF is here to serve the comics community and we can’t do that unless we continue to listen and grow, internally and externally, so that we’re in the best position to help anyone who calls on us.”
I should mention that I briefly worked with him when he contributed some articles to Blog@Newsarama back in the day. He’s a good guy and very knowledgeable about the industry, so I think this is a good move for the CBLDF.
“The original mission of the CBLDF is one I passionately support as a longtime member of the comics community,” Trexler said in the release. “This is a time of evolution for the organization and I am honored to be part of it. To quote from my favorite comic book sequence of all time, the last issue of Grant Morrison’s Doom Patrol: ‘There is another world. There is a better world. Well…there must be.’”
Trexler has been talking more about his thoughts and approach to his new position on Twitter.