Atlanta –The Georgia State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is proud to announce the selection of Tonza S. Thomas as the Executive Director. Thomas has served the NAACP for 17 years as a Branch Secretary, Branch President, State Secretary, and Regional Caucus Secretary to the National Convention.
Thomas brings a wealth of experience and a deep passion for advocating for marginalized communities. With a strong background in community organizing and a proven track record of successful leadership, Ms. Thomas is poised to lead the Georgia State Conference NAACP to greater heights.
“We are excited about the experience and energy that Ms. Thomas brings to the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP. Because of her nearly two decades of volunteering for this organization, Ms. Thomas has a unique understanding of what it takes to help us ensure that we are being proactive in protecting the rights of Black people in Georgia. It is imperative that we are prepared for ALL threats to the rights of Black Georgians. This is just the beginning of our efforts,” said Attorney Gerald A. Griggs, President of the Georgia NAACP.
"I am honored, humbled and prepared by God’s grace to be the Executive Director of the Georgia State Conference NAACP. The challenges we face are significant, but so is our resolve to create a more equitable society. I am committed to working tirelessly to address the persistent inequities that impact Black communities in Georgia and to uplift the voices of those who have been silenced for far too long. Together, we can achieve lasting change," said Thomas.
In this role, Thomas will spearhead the organization's efforts to address systemic inequalities, racial discrimination, and social injustices prevalent in our society today. She will work closely with the Executive Committee, local branches, and community partners to fund, develop, and implement impactful initiatives that promote equal rights, economic empowerment, educational equity, and criminal justice reform.