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Melanie Campbell

President & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

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Melanie Campbell is president/CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, convener, Black Women’s Roundtable. Campbell is recognized as one of the hardest working servant leaders in today’s Civil Rights, Women’s Rights and Social Justice Movement. Campbell recently celebrated 25 years of service with The National Coalition and has served as an advisor to U. S. presidents, congressional members, corporate, labor, non-profit executives, philanthropists, faith leaders and others—on critical issues impacting Black America.

Campbell is dedicated to mentoring and providing leadership opportunities for the next generation and believes creating the Black Youth Vote civic leadership, Black male achievement and organizing program at The National Coalition is one of her most rewarding accomplishments. She is equally committed to lifting up Black women and girls’ leadership in the movement for justice, fairness and equality as core to her life’s work, through the Black Women’s Roundtable.

She is a veteran coalition builder and is highly successful in leading and organizing multi-million dollar civic engagement, voter empowerment and issue-based campaigns. Campbell releases an annual Black Women’s Roundtable Report on the status of Black women during its BWR Women of Power National Summit that celebrates Women’s History Month; and presents an annual public policy agenda to Congressional Members on Capitol Hill.

Campbell has served as a featured writer for the National Urban League’s State of Black America and is regularly featured in ESSENCE, Washington Post, MSNBC AMJoy, #RolandMartinUnfiltered, USA Today, Washington Informer, Comcast Newsmakers for Black History Month and highlighted by SEPHORA. She was recently awarded the “Sustainer of the Flame Freedom Flame Award” by The Bridge Crossing Jubilee during the 55th Anniversary of Selma to Montgomery in March 2020.

A native of Mims, Florida, Campbell has a B.A. in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University, a certificate in non-profit executive management, Georgetown University. She is a member of the Inaugural Class of Progressive Women’s Voices, Women’s Media Center and resident fellow alumni, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Institute of Politics, Harvard University.