National Urban League
Don Cravins, Jr. serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the National Urban League where he leads its corporate Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative. He also leads the League’s evaluation and development of corporate Environmental, Social, and Governance policies. Don graduated from LSU in 1994. Upon graduation, he attended the Southern University Law Center and obtained a juris doctorate in 1998. Since 1998, Don has been a licensed attorney and a member of the Louisiana Bar Association. In 2004, he was elected to the Louisiana House of Representatives. In 2006, he was elected to the Louisiana Senate. During his tenure in the Louisiana Senate, Don was heavily involved in post-Hurricane Katrina issues as the Chairman of the Senate Insurance Committee and was an active member of the Juvenile Justice Commission of Louisiana. In January of 2009, Don left the Louisiana Legislature to serve as Staff Director and Chief Counsel for the United States Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. In January of 2013, he began serving as Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mary L. Landrieu of Louisiana. In addition to his duties at the National Urban League, Don is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University. He also serves as a Major in the District of Columbia Army National Guard Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. Don is also a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., a Life Member of The Rocks, Inc., and a Board Member of the 100 Black Men of Prince Georges County. Don’s honors include being inducted into the Southern University Law School Hall of Fame in 2018 and being named a Distinguished Alumnus of LSU in 2015. Don and his family reside in Maryland and New York.