About Our President


Gloria Jean Sweet-Love is a native of Fayette County Tennessee. She currently resides in Brownsville Haywood County, Tennessee.

 

Gloria served on the Haywood County School Board for 18 years. In 2005, she was elected as President of the Tennessee School Board Association, making her the first African American woman and the third African American to be elected as president of the State Association.

 

She is a subscribing Diamond Life member of the Haywood County Branch NAACP. She was elected as State Conference President in 1995 and has been re-elected eight (8) consecutive times without opposition.

 

Under her leadership, a State Conference Office was opened and staff employed. She has re-activated branches & chartered Youth & College units. She has been the recipient of the Kelly Miller Alexander President’s Award for excellence in Programs, Development and Growth of Branches and Youth Leadership. Under her guidance, the State Conference has received the prestigious Thalheimer Award for outstanding programs in 2010, 2012 and 2013.

She currently serves as Chair of the Southeast Region NAACP Leadership Caucus. She was elected to the NAACP National Board of Directors in 2009 & 2011, and currently serves on Education, Environment/Climate Justice, Election Supervisory, Memberships & Units, Personnel and Resolutions Committees.

An avid and involved Community Activist and champion of Human Rights, Gloria Jean serves as a board member for Tennesseans for Alternatives to the Death Penalty. She has also has served two terms as President for the Haywood County Democratic Women and as a Commissioner for the Tennessee Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.

 

She is a volunteer for the American Cancer Society, where she has served as Community Ambassador & Advocacy Coordinator of volunteers. She concentrates on building good will and coalitions with Labor and other like-minded community organizations.

 

The following quote from a newspaper editorial accurately describes Gloria Jean Sweet-Love.

“An avid public speaker and champion of Human Rights, Gloria’s knowledge, dedication, hard work, and integrity have given her the ability to empower others through her leadership.”

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