President and CEO, <a href="http://ncbcp.org/">National Coalition on Black Civic Participation</a><br>Convener, <a href="http://ncbcp.org/programs/bwr/">Black Women’s Roundtable Public Policy Network</a>

Known for her unique ability to build powerful coalitions that bring diverse people together for the common good, Melanie L. Campbell, has fought for civil, youth and women’s rights for over 20 years. A veteran at leading, planning and managing highly successful multi-million dollar civic engagement, census, and issue-based campaigns, Campbell is recognized as one of the hardest working leaders in the social justice movement. Successful projects enacted under her leadership include the Unity Voter Empowerment Campaign, Unity Diaspora Coalition Census 2010 Campaign, and the ReBuild Hope NOW Coalition to assist survivors of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in rebuilding their lives in the Gulf Coast. Her acclaimed youth-focused leadership development program, Black Youth Vote! (BYV), garnered her the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Legacy Award. Melanie was recognized as one of Washington D.C.’s “Top 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders.” receiving leadership and woman of power awards from The National Urban League, Women in the NAACP, SCLC W.O.M.E.N., National Voting Rights Museum & Institute, and 100 Black Men of Washington D.C.