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National Officers

  • David W. Mills

    Professor of Practice and Senior Lecturer, Stanford Law School, Director of Clinical Education at Stanford (RET.), Managing Partner of Harbourton Enterprises
  • Gerald S. Adolph

    PwC Strategy&
  • Patrick A Bradford

    General Counsel, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Clifford P. Case III

    Partner, Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP
  • Sherrilyn Ifill

    President and Director-Counsel
    NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.
  • Janai Nelson

    Associate Director-Counsel
    NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Inc.

National Board of Directors

  • William J. Bynum

    Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union
  • Judith I. Byrd

    Byrd Retail Group, LLC
  • James Castillo

    Retired District Operation Vice President
    United Parcel Service
  • Gregory Evans

    Managing Partner
    McGuire Woods Los Angeles
  • Toni G. Fay

    Former Executive
    Time Warner, Inc.
  • Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

    W.E.B. DuBois Institute for Afro-American Research, Harvard University
  • Laurie Robinson Haden

    Senior Vice President & Assistant General Counsel
    CBS Corporation
  • David E. Kendall

    Williams & Connolly
  • Michael R. Klein

    Co-Founder & Chairman
    The Sunlight Foundation
  • Tonya Lewis Lee

    Madstone Company, Inc.

Senior Directors

  • Anthony G. Amsterdam

  • Eleanor S. Applewhaite

  • Dr. Mary Frances Berry

  • William T. Coleman, Jr.

  • Nannette B. Gibson

  • Jack Greenberg

  • Louis Harris

  • Anna Faith Jones

  • Jetta N. Jones

  • Vernon E. Jordan, Jr.

Co-Chairs Emeriti

  • William M. Lewis, Jr.

  • Martin D. Payson

  • William T. Coleman, Jr.

  • Theodore V. Wells, Jr.

Directors Emeriti

  • Billye Suber Aaron

  • Clarence Avant

  • Alice M. Beasley

  • Anita Lyons Bond

  • William H. Brown III

  • Talbot D'Alemberte

  • Peter J. DeLuca

  • Anthony S. Downs

  • Marian Wright Edelman

  • Clarence Finley

Affiliations are listed for identification only