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Portia Reddick White

Vice President, Policy and Legislative Affairs

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 Portia Reddick White - NAACP

For over 20 years, Portia Reddick White has been a warrior in the movement helping to motivate, encourage, educate and influence policymakers. She has implemented bold strategies to eradicate the uneven playing field for people of color and led legislative and advocacy outreach campaigns for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), Transport Workers Union of America, the flight attendants of Southwest Airlines, and the National Education Association.

Portia served as Deputy Director of Public Engagement during the 2016 Democratic National Convention. As Senior Advisor to the late Senator Harry Reid, Portia managed a policy portfolio including labor, intergovernmental affairs, faith, and civil rights, bringing policy and people together.

Portia earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education degrees from Oral Roberts University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Baltimore. Portia boasts numerous accomplishments and previously holds the designation "Labor Leader of the Year" from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. She serves as a board member on the Committee to Protect California Kids and is an active member of Chief, a network focused on connecting and supporting women executive leaders.