Aba Ghanba Blankson

 As Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Aba Blankson oversees the NAACP’s internal and external communications plans for brand management, public relations, marketing, and products and services.

Ms. Blankson has nearly twenty years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Prior to joining the NAACP, Ms. Blankson served as Senior Director for Marketing and Communications at The Common Application, where she spearheaded the development of strategic marketing and public engagement plans to advance the association’s brand identity as a thought-leader in higher education. Previously, Ms. Blankson served as a communications and outreach officer within the U.S. Department of State. She has also held roles in marketing, communications, and information technology at Hood College, Towson University, and Cornell University.

Ms. Blankson grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hood College. She went on to earn an MS in Computer Science from Towson University and an MBA from the Cornell University SC Johnson College of Business. She enjoys travel, hiking, photography and writing.