2011 National Urban League Conference, Boston: Jobs: Rebuilding America


Melanie Campbell
Melanie Campbell
President and CEO, Convener, Black Women's Roundtable
National Coalition on Black Civic Participation

Melanie L. Campbell is the President & CEO of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (The National Coalition) and Convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable Intergenerational Public Policy Network. Campbell has served in the civil rights, social justice, youth and women’s rights movement for over 20 years. One of her most rewarding accomplishments at The National Coalition has been creating an innovative, youth-focused leadership development program, Black Youth Vote! (BYV), for which she received the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Legacy Award.  Successful coalition projects enacted under Campbell’s leadership include the Unity Diaspora Coalition Census 2010 Campaign, Unity 2008 Voter Empowerment Campaign, Women’s Coalition for Dignity and Diversity in the Media, Voices of the Electorate Election Reform Task Force; and the ReBuild Hope NOW Coalition to assist survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in rebuilding their lives in the Gulf Coast.  

Campbell is certified in executive nonprofit management by the Georgetown University Public Policy Institute Executive Program. She is a nationally recognized expert in civic engagement, black voter participation, election reform, voting rights, census and coalition building.  She is a member of the Inaugural Class of the Progressive Women’s Voices at the Women’s Media Center in New York.  She was a resident fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Government’s Institute of Politics at Harvard University in 2003 and featured in the July 2003 Black Enterprise magazine article on Black Leadership: The Next Generation. She holds a BA in business administration and finance from Clark Atlanta University.