Our Leadership

  • Steven Belton

    President and CEO

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    Steven Belton

    President and CEO

    P: 612-302-3104 E: landerson@ultcmn.org

    Steven Belton

    President and CEO

    Steven Belton is an experienced executive, attorney and community leader with over thirty years tenure in high-level positions in state government, public schools and the non-profit and private sectors.

     

    He has worked as Chief of Staff, Executive Director of Employee Relations and Director of Diversity and Equal Opportunity for the Minneapolis Public Schools, was a partner and litigator at Leonard, Street and Deinard where he specialized in employment, product liability and family law, President and CEO of the Urban Coalition of Minneapolis, and Executive Director of the State Council on Black Minnesotans. Currently, he  is on the preaching staff at Park Avenue United Methodist Church in south Minneapolis.

     

    Steven earned a BA in political science from Washington University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School. He has completed the majority of the requirements of a Master of Divinity degree at Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul. Married for nearly 36 years to Sharon Sayles Belton, the former Mayor of Minneapolis, Steven and Sharon have three adult children.

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  • Ashley Burris

    Director of Operations

    Ashley Burris

    Director of Operations

    P: 612-302-3152 E: aburris@ultcmn.org

    Ashley Burris

    Director of Operations

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  • Dr. Alvin Akibar

    Director, Center for Social Justice

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    Dr. Alvin Akibar

    Director, Center for Social Justice

    P: 612-302-3141 E: aakibar@ultcmn.org

    Dr. Alvin Akibar

    Director, Center for Social Justice

    Dr. Alvin P. Akibar is a psychologist, researcher, and is the Director of the Center for Social Justice Research, Policy, and Advocacy at Urban League Twin Cities. Dr. Akibar’s research has examined how intersectional forces of marginalization and oppression (racism, heterosexism, cissexism) affect well-being, and informs his work advocating for equitable policy in the Twin Cities and beyond.

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  • Dr. Barbara Doyle

    Director, Workforce Development

    Dr. Barbara Doyle

    Director, Workforce Development

    P: 612-302-3117 E: bdoyle@ultcmn.org

    Dr. Barbara Doyle

    Director, Workforce Development

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  • Marquita Stephens

    VP, Strategic Engagement and Chief Strategy Officer

    Marquita Stephens

    VP, Strategic Engagement and Chief Strategy Officer

    P: 612-302-3114 E: mstephens@ultcmn.org

    Marquita Stephens

    VP, Strategic Engagement and Chief Strategy Officer

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  • Catrice Williams

    Director, Wealth Development

    Catrice Williams

    Director, Wealth Development

    P: 612-302-3107 E: cwilliams@ultcmn.org

    Catrice Williams

    Director, Wealth Development

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