Speaker for February 20, 2019
Acting Director of the NAACP Detroit
Kamilia Landrum is currently the Deputy Executive Director for the Detroit Branch NAACP. She is the youngest person appointed to this position in the history of this organization. She oversees programming for five of the Detroit Branch NAACP’s key development areas which are education, economic sustainability, criminal justice, civic engagement and health and heath care access. She also manages strategic partnerships for the organization, and all membership services for the Branch’s 20,000 members. She is a member emeritus of the National Board of Directors for the NAACP serving as Vice Chair of the National Youth Work Committee, Vice Chair of the Image Awards Committee and a member of the Finance and Audit Committees respectively. In her local chapter, she served as Advisor to the Detroit NAACP Youth Council and Chair of the Detroit Branch NAACP Young Adult Committee. She was recently elected as 3rd Vice President for the Michigan State Conference NAACP.
Ms. Landrum graduated Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in the Spring of 2012 from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. During her studies she was heavily involved in the Student Government Association as a Student Senator where she served as Chair of the Organization and Finance Committee, Chair of the Activity and Service Fee Budget Committee, and Chair of the Judicial and Rules Committee. Additionally, she served as Chair of the Fight for Freedom Fund Banquet for the FAMU NAACP Chapter, and Treasurer of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Ms. Landrum completed her Masters of Public Administration with a focus in Nonprofit Policy and Management at Wayne State University in May 2015. She is a current member of the Southfield Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Health Alliance Plan Community Advisory Council, Detroit Sports Zone Advisory Board, M1-Rail Community Advisory Council, and Alumni Chair for New Leaders Council Detroit.
Most recently her work has earned recognition from the Michigan Chronicle as a 40 under 40 awardee and Walker’s Legacy Power25 for women in business. In addition to her work with the Detroit Branch NAACP she owns Staged Spaces LLC, an event planning and design firm in Detroit, MI.
Ms. Landrum believes that giving back to her community is a requirement for the blessings she has received. She hopes to leave a legacy that demonstrates the benefits of keeping God first and following his commandments. She is the proud and only daughter of songwriter and playwright, Apostle Dr. Thomas I. Butler, and song writer and gospel recording artist, Pastor Kim Butler. She guides her life by the scripture, “For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jer. 29:11.