NAACP Senior Staff

  • Claudia Withers is the Chief Operating Officer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In that role, she is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Association, and reports directly to Cornell William Brooks, President and CEO. Read more »

  • Samuel Gaillard

  • Virgil Ecton, CFRE, is the Executive Vice President, Development for the National Association of the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), where he is responsible for fostering a culture of philanthropy within the organization. Read more »

  • Peter M. Williams is the Executive Vice President of Programs for the NAACP. Mr. Williams has solid experience in leading organizations, managing staff, developing and implementing programs, creating strategic alliances, and conducting policy research projects. Read more »

  • Hilary O. Shelton is the Senior Vice President for Advocacy for the NAACP where he directs the NAACP Washington Bureau. Mr. Shelton has more than 20 years of experience in government relations and federal advocacy. Prior to serving as director to the NAACP Washington Bureau, Mr. Shelton served in a number of leadership capacities for leading civil and human rights organizations. Read more »

  • Ana Aponte-Curtis is Vice President of Events Planning, overseeing all conferences, meetings, meeting locations, travel, vendors, logistics, exhibits, and event operations. Read More »

  • Kia Pearson is the Vice President, Executive Office of Operations for the NAACP. Prior to her current tenure, she served in other senior staff positions including the following: Treasurer for the Mfume for United States Senate Campaign and Director of Executive Operations for the NAACP under the leadership of the former President and CEO, Kweisi Mfume. Read more »