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


Patricia Coulter
Patricia Coulter
President and CEO
Urban League of Philadelphia

Patricia A. Coulter is a committed community leader and business executive whose career spans public and private sector roles. 

She was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of The Urban League of Philadelphia in 2002, becoming the first woman to lead the National Urban League affiliate in its 96 year history. Serving more than 25,000 adults and youth each year through direct service and advocacy programs that empower and improve communities, she manages a $40 million budget and 65 employees

A civic leader who is highly-regarded for her professional accomplishments and commitment to public service, she serves on numerous non-profit boards and has been appointed by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter to serve on several commissions. 

Patricia A. Coulter has received many awards and accolades for her professional success and has been featured in leading publications throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. She was a contributing author in the National Urban League’s 2010 State of Black America report.

She completed the Harvard Business School’s Strategic Perspectives in Non Profit Management, and she holds a Doctor of Humane Letters, (D.H.L.) degree from Peirce College, Philadelphia, PA., a Masters, (M. Ed) degree in Education from the University of Louisville, and a Bachelor of Science, (BS) degree in music from Knoxville College.