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NAACP names Hawkins as vice president

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Local,Frank Keegan
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People President and Chief Executive Officer Benjamin Jealous on Monday announced the appointment of Steven Hawkins as executive vice president of the Baltimore-based organization.

Hawkins will oversee day-to-day operations in Jealous’ absence, be responsible for expanding programs and serve as chief staff liaison to the NAACP Special Contributions Fund Board of Trustees.

Hawkins most recently served as a program executive at Atlantic Philanthropies, where he directed a $60 million human rights campaign. He formerly was executive director of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
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