Melanie L. Campbell
President and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
Florida native Melanie L. Campbell is a valued and respected leader in the quest for civil rights, women’s rights and social justice. As president and CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Campbell has dedicated the last 25 years to uplifting and affirming the Black community through civic engagement.
At the National Coalition, Campbell created a male achievement and organizing program to help provide mentorship and leadership opportunities for young Black men.
She honored young Black girls and women through the creation of the Black Women’s Roundtable (BWR). The roundtable advocates for public policies that focus on the health and wellness, global empowerment, economic security and education of Black women in America. Each year, BWR releases a report detailing the status of Black women. During Women’s History Month, the BWR hosts its Women of Power National Summit, a program that brings Black women and girls policy priorities to Capitol Hill.
In Washington, Campbell highlighted critical issues impacting Black America through her work as an advisor to U.S. presidents, congressional members, non-profit executives, philanthropists and many others.
Celebrated in ESSENCE Magazine’s 100 Woke Women, Campbell has received outstanding civil rights leadership awards from A. Philip Randolph Institute, the National Action Network, the National Urban League and more.
Along with being a veteran political advocate, Campbell is a skilled writer who has been featured in ESSENCE, Washington Post, USA Today, Comcast’s Newsmakers for Black History Month and the National Urban League’s State of Black America.
Campbell received a bachelors in Business Administration from Clark Atlanta University. She also has a certificate in non-profit executive management from Georgetown University.
A proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, Campbell participates in the organization’s National Social Action Commission. She is also a member of the Northern Virginia and Greater Washington Urban Leagues.
She was a member of the Inaugural Class of Progressive Women’s Voices, Women’s Media Center, and resident fellow alumni at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Institute of Politics, Harvard University.
She also holds membership to the NAACP, National Association of Female Executives and several other civic and community-based organizations.