Audience members at the NAACP Image Awards

NAACP Executives

Leon W. Russell

Chairman Leon W. Russell

Leon W. Russell was elected chairman of the NAACP at its annual Board of Directors meeting in New York on February 18, 2017. Russell has served as a member of the NAACP Board of Directors for 27 years.

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Derrick Johnson

President Derrick Johnson

A longstanding member and leader of the NAACP, Mr. Johnson has helped guide the Association through a period of re-envisioning and reinvigoration.

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Karen Boykins

Karen Boykin-Towns

Karen Boykin-Towns has built a reputation as a visionary and strategic results-driver in complex business and government environments based on demonstrated success in the areas of policy, advocacy, communications, and proactive change management.

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