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Kamilia Landrum

Executive Director
Detroit NAACP

Volunteerism is extremely important to me because it allows me the opportunity to make a personal investment into the community and causes that I deeply care about. It also affords me the ability to use the skills I have gained in my professional career to advance organizations that are focused being socially responsible and helping people in need.
— Kamilia Landrum

Kamilia Landrum is a top millennial leader in Detroit’s non-profit industry. She is the youngest Executive Director in the history of the Detroit Branch NAACP; a Branch known for its extraordinary leadership and powerful membership base, robust community engagement, and iconic Fight for Freedom Fund Dinner. In her 14-year commitment to the Association, Kamilia has been at the forefront social justice advocacy issues from the fight to uphold Affirmative Action in Michigan to historical legislation such as Promote the Vote. She has traveled across the country for civil rights demonstrations such as Jena 6 in Louisiana and the 50th Anniversary of the Edmund Pettus Bridge Crossing in Selma, AL. Most recently she traveled from Jamestown, Virginia to Jamestown, Ghana with a delegation of NAACP leaders to commemorate the 400-year mark of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade.

At the Detroit Branch NAACP, Kamilia oversees the implementation of strategic partnerships and programming for the Association’s five game changers: education, economic sustainability, criminal justice, civic engagement and health and heath care access. She has served in numerous leadership capacities of the local, state and national level of the organization. Kamilia has engaged hundreds of youth leaders across the country by re-activating NAACP college chapters, training students on advocacy and civil rights issues, and mentoring students as they developed as leaders.

Kamilia is a graduate of Lewis Cass Technical High School and holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and a Master’s of Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Policy and Management from Wayne State University. In her community, Kamilia serves as a current member of the Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Alumni of New Leaders Council Detroit, and member of the Renaissance (MI) Chapter of the Links, Inc. Her leadership skills and dedication have earned recognition as a Detroit Young Professionals 2019 Vanguard Awardee, Leadership Detroit Class XLI (41) Fellow, Michigan Chronicle’s 40 under 40 Awardee, and Walker’s Legacy Power25 Awardee for women in business.

How Kamilia Gives Back:

  • Member of the Detroit Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.,

  • Alumni of New Leaders Council Detroit

  • Member of the Renaissance (MI) Chapter of the Links, Inc.

What Has Impacted Kamilia’s Leadership Journey:

My favorite book will forever be the Bible. Whenever I’ve been fearful, stressed, indecisive, anxious or in need of guidance, I’ve always been able to turn to a prayer or scripture that encouraged me and helped me through that moment in life.