NAACP Senior Staff

  • Kim Keenan is the General Counsel for the NAACP and is responsible for advancing the interests, policies, and goals of the NAACP through litigation. Ms. Keenan is a native of Buffalo, New York. She is a graduate of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and the University of Virginia School of Law and a former member of the University of Virginia Law Alumni Council. 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 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 »
  • Dedrick Asante-Muhammad is Senior Director for Economic Programs for the NAACP.  Dedrick comes out of a family rooted in the struggle for Civil Rights. His mother was a white Southern Civil Rights activist. His African American father, was born in segregated Arkansas, living through the struggle to end Jim Crow segregation. Read more »
  • Shavon Arline-Bradley
  • Jotaka Eaddy
  • Sam Gaillard
  • Scott Melton