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Bishop Leah D. Daughtry

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees

    Professional affiliation

    National Presiding Prelate, The House of the Lord Churches 

    Full Biography

    Leah D. Daughtry is a nationally recognized organizer-activist, political strategist, author, and faith leader. She is Principal of On These Things, LLC, a strategic planning and project management firm that builds and supports partnerships that advance the common good. She has previously served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of Labor, Chief of Staff of the National Democratic Party, as well as CEO of the 2008 and 2016 Democratic National Conventions, making her the only person in Democratic Party history to hold the position twice.

    The daughter of a long line of community organizer-activists, Bishop Daughtry represents the fifth consecutive generation of clergypersons in the Daughtry family. She is Presiding Prelate of The House of the Lord Churches, and she is also Co-Convenor of Power Rising, which seeks to educate, empower, and advocate for Black women and girls for the benefit of their communities. Co-author of the NAACP Image Award winning book, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, Daughtry serves as an Equity Advisor for Sephora, Inc. and on the Editorial Board of the Global Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. She sits on the Boards of Directors of Wesley Theological Seminary, the National Council of Negro Women, and Higher Heights for America, and she is Co-Chair of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor Conference. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. A native of Brooklyn, New York, she is a graduate of Dartmouth College and Wesley Theological Seminary.