Senior Vice President, Development & External Affairs
Since joining the Mission Society in May 2014, Kenita Lloyd has served as a key advisor to the President and a member of the senior leadership team, led and implemented the nonprofit’s fundraising and external affairs strategy, strengthened and spearheaded a robust roster of private fundraisers and community engagement events, developed the organization’s communications initiatives, and managed its branding and visual identity. She also has served as the organization’s liaison to the Board of Directors’ Development Committee and Young Professionals Society.
Previously, Kenita served as Director of Development at the National Action Network, where she oversaw fundraising initiatives and event management. Prior to that, she was at the Museum for African Art, serving as Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, Director of Operations, Operations Manager, and in her last role, as Interim President.
Kenita has served as an adjunct lecturer at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, spoken about careers in the public and cultural sectors, and served on a number of panels. She is a graduate of the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service, where she received a Master of Public Administration, and New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Africana Studies. She is a New York City resident.