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National Board of Directors

NAACP is governed by a Board of Directors, a dynamic group of leading activists and philanthropists from around the United States.

The National Board of Directors is a dynamic group of activists and philanthropists from around the U.S. They represent the Association's seven regions, youth councils, high school chapters, and college chapters. 

The Board:

  • Establishes all major administrative and other policies governing the affairs of the Association.
  • Designates and/or elects all officers of the Association, including the Chair of the Board of Directors, a Treasurer, an Assistant Treasurer, a Secretary who also serves as General Counsel of the Association, a President and Chief Executive Officer, and an Assistant Secretary.
  • Owns, manages, of property, both real and personal, stock, otherwise, in the name of the Association.
  • Creates regions, divisions, departments, bureaus, and standing committees as needed to carry out the objectives of the Association.
  • Sets membership fees and categories of membership.
  • Hosts an annual convention and an annual meeting of the Board of Directors.

National Board of Directors

Washington, D.C.
Johnston, IA
Owings Mills, MD
Stockton, CA
Austin, TX
Elkridge, MD
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA

Joseph Cotton

Hobbs, NM

Kenya Cox

Wichita, KS
Louisville, KY
Brockton, MA
Detroit, MI
Bartlett, IL
Charlotte, NC
Columbus, GA
St. Louis, MO
New York, NY

Maureen Duncan

Anderson, IN
Dix Hills, NY
Hamden, CT
Aiken, SC
Baton Rouge, LA
St. Albans, NY
New York, NY
Milwaukee, WI

Channing Hill

Euless, TX
Sacramento, CA

Freada K. Klein

Healdsburg, CA
Hartford, CT
Washington, D.C.
Baton Rouge, LA

Francesca Mitchell

Ocala, FL
Kalamazoo, MI
Homestead, FL
Washington, D.C.
East Windsor, NJ
Missouri City, TX
Raytown, MO
Memphis, TN
Florence, SC
New York, NY
Vineland, NJ
Millington, TN
Brownsville, TN
Hampton, VA
Stockton, CA
Upper Marlboro, MD