DETROIT (February 4, 2019) – Rev. Dr. Wendell Anthony, President, Detroit Branch NAACP, announced at his recent installation, beginning a historic 14th term, the appointment of the Branch’s new Executive Director.
“Our search committee was appointed in July of 2018.” Said Rev. Anthony. “They held several meetings and now the work is completed. Nearly 70 applications were received, locally and nationally. After a review of all the applicants, it was narrowed down to four and of that four, three were interviewed. After much deliberation, conference calls, and discussion, the search committee brought forth a recommendation to our board for the new executive director for the Detroit Branch NAACP.
Today, we wish to announce that the new director, following the likes of former Executive Director’s:
- Joann Nichols Watson, former Detroit City Council Member and now professor at Wayne County Community College District;
- Attorney John E. Johnson, Jr., former City of Detroit Corporation Counsel, now Executive Director for Michigan Legislative Black Caucus;
- Heaster Wheeler, former Assistant Executive for Wayne County and now Assistant Secretary of State;
- Donnell White, now the Chief Diversity Officer and Director of Strategic Partnerships for Chemical
Our new Executive Director, as recommended and accepted by the Board is, Ms. Kamilia Landrum.”
“Kamilia is a child of the NAACP. She was a leader in our Youth Council. She served on the national board of directors for the NAACP. She is also involved in several community organizations. Most recently she organized our Take Your Soles To The Polls campaign for voter registration and mobilization, Back to School initiatives for Detroit Public School students, and our Second Chance Initiative for non-violent offenders seeking to have their records expunged in the criminal justice system.
She has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Administration and Management from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and a Master of Public Administration from Wayne State University. She is a proud member of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.”