LaShawn Warren Named Executive Vice President of Government Affairs of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund
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Contact: Shin Inouye, [email protected], 202.869.0398
WASHINGTON – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and The Leadership Conference Education Fund announced the selection of LaShawn Warren as executive vice president of government affairs for the organizations. She is currently senior vice president of campaigns and programs at the organizations and assumes her new role on May 11.
“For nearly two years, I’ve seen first-hand how much courage, integrity, and wisdom LaShawn brings to the civil rights movement,” said Vanita Gupta, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund. “LaShawn has deep civil rights advocacy experience not only from her roles at major civil rights organizations, but also from her time in Congress. She brings an unyielding passion for justice. LaShawn’s decades-long work on voting rights and racial justice has been invaluable, and we look forward to her continued contributions in the fight for civil and human rights at this crucial time for our country.”
LaShawn Warren is executive vice president of government affairs. She most recently served as senior vice president of campaigns and programs at The Leadership Conference and The Education Fund. Previously, she served as vice president of the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress (CAP) where her work focused on the intersection of faith and public policy advocacy.
Prior to CAP, she served as vice president and general counsel for the New Jersey Institute for Social Justice, where she oversaw the legal, policy, communications, and field programming for the organization’s criminal justice, economic development, and civic engagement pillars. Before this, she worked as vice president of policy development and programming at the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. Warren also worked as oversight counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary where she was lead counsel for the committee’s investigation into the U.S. Department of Justice’s civil rights enforcement record.
Before assuming her position with the committee, Warren was legislative counsel for civil rights in the Washington legislative office of the American Civil Liberties Union. She also served as a legislative analyst for the Seattle City Council and was an assistant attorney general for the Washington State Office of the Attorney General. Warren is a graduate of Yale Divinity School, Howard University School of Law, and Savannah State University and has nonprofit management certification from Georgetown University.
The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. For more information on The Education Fund, visit http://leadershipconferenceedfund.org/.