Donald “Don” Cravins, Jr. joined the National Urban League (NUL) in 2021 as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for working with President Morial to set and maintain goals, monitor work, and evaluate results to ensure departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of NUL. Don also leads NUL’s corporate diversity, equity, and inclusivity initiatives, and assists with NUL’s strong functioning of and relationships with Urban League affiliates and the NUL Board of Directors.
Don has a wealth of experience from both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining NUL, he served as Vice President of Policy and External Affairs at Charter Communications. Don’s other past experiences include serving as Senior Vice President of Policy for the National Urban League, Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, and a member of the Louisiana State Legislature. Don is a Major in the Army National Guard.