Donald Cravins Jr.


Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, National Urban League

Donald “Don” Cravins, Jr. joined the National Urban League in 2021 as EVP and COO. In this capacity, he is responsible for working with President Morial to set and maintain goals, monitor work, and evaluate results to ensure departmental and organizational objectives and operating requirements are met and are in line with the needs and mission of NUL. Don also leads NUL’s corporate diversity, equity and inclusivity initiatives and assists with NUL’s strong functioning of and relationships with Urban League affiliates and the NUL Board of Directors.


Don brings a wealth of experience from both the public and private sectors. Prior to joining NUL, Don served as Vice President of Policy and External Affairs at Charter Communications. Don’s other past experiences include serving as Senior Vice President of Policy for the National Urban League, Chief of Staff for U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu of Louisiana, and a member of the Louisiana State Legislature. A graduate of Louisiana State University and the Southern University Law Center, Don is also a Major in the Army National Guard.