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Cedric Haynes

Vice President, Policy and Legislative Affairs

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In his role as Vice President, Policy and Legislative Affairs, Cedric is responsible for leading the process to develop, grow, and maintain an influential position for the NAACP, impacting federal and state public policy initiatives.

Cedric started his journey in public policy via the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Emerging Leaders program in 2009. Since then, he has worked with Congressman Bennie G. Thompson, including the House Homeland Security Committee offices. Cedric has varied policy experience in the private sector, having consulted with numerous startups and long-established businesses on issues including entertainment, micro mobility, housing, transportation infrastructure, and energy.

He is a graduate of Tougaloo College and Mississippi College School of Law. Prior to joining the NAACP, Cedric served as the Associate Vice President of Public Affairs for WM Technology.

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