Shavon Arline-Bradley Appointed as the National Council of Negro Women’s First President and Chief Executive Officer

The National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) recently announced the appointment of Soror Shavon Arline-Bradley as the organization’s first President and Chief Executive Officer, making her the sixth member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated to lead the historic organization. Soror Arline-Bradley is the current President of Delta for Women in Action and is the immediate past National Social Action Commission Co-Chair.

As an ordained minister, Founding Principal and CEO of R.E.A.C.H. Beyond Solutions, a public health, advocacy, and executive leadership firm, Soror Arline-Bradley enters this position with a 21-year career track in the healthcare, diversity, equity, and inclusion, government affairs, and executive leadership fields. Before founding her firm, Soror Arline-Bradley served as Senior Advisor and Director of External Engagement under the Obama Administration for the Department of Health and Human Services. She also served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Partnerships for the National Association of Colored People (NAACP).

With Soror Arline-Bradley’s transition to NCNW, she ushers in a new wave of corporate restructuring and progress toward closing generational gaps within the organization. As the immediate successor of Delta Sigma Theta’s 16th National President Thelma T. Daley, Soror Arline-Bradley will begin her tenure in the footsteps of storied leaders like Dorothy Height, and Johnetta Betsch Cole. We congratulate Soror Daley for successfully serving as NCNW’s 8th President and National Chair and look forward to all that you will continue to do in service to our communities.

Under Rev. Arline-Bradley’s leadership, Delta Sigma Theta will continue to support NCNW as one of our Charitable Partners and work to strengthen the impact of the partnership. 

“I am elated to congratulate Soror Arline-Bradley as the first President and CEO of the National Council of Negro Women. You are truly living out the legacy of excellence Honorary Member Mary McCleod-Bethune set out to fulfill at the organization’s inception. This is not only a major achievement for NCNW but also Delta Sigma Theta as we continue to move Forward with Fortitude and grow as partners in service,” said National President and Chair, National Board of Directors Elsie Cooke-Holmes. “I am certain that Soror Arline-Bradley will meet the moment and address the growing needs of the organization exceptionally.” 

Delta’s long-standing history and involvement with NCNW can be traced back to the induction of Mary McCleod-Bethune as an Honorary Member in 1923. Soror Arline-Bradley is led by the same impetus then that leads the sorors to serve by elevating their impact through service to NCNW, now. Delta Sigma Theta congratulates Soror Arline-Bradley and wishes her a prosperous and impactful tenure at NCNW.

Click here to read more about NCNW and Delta Sigma Theta’s partnership. 

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