Vikki Millender-Morrow is the President & CEO for the National Black Arts Festival. The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) is a nonprofit organization with a 30-year legacy of providing stellar artistic and educational programs in visual arts, music, dance, film and theater. NBAF also ensures that art programming is provided to underserved youth in middle and high schools in Atlanta Public Schools.
Vikki is a seasoned nonprofit leader with over a decade of effective operational and strategic leadership at nonprofits in Atlanta, following a successful career with AT&T. Vikki’s career at AT&T included positions as Director of Human Resources, Product Manager, Sales Leader and Systems Engineer.
Vikki served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta from (2014 until April 2017). As COO, Vikki managed a team of 80 staff and provided operational oversight for the following functions: membership recruitment and retention for 60,000 girls and adults, product programs and retail revenue of $17M annually, and girl programs for the organization. Vikki led the organization through a massive transformation designed to improve the customer experience and ultimately increase membership.
Vikki served as President and CEO of the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential (GCAPP). Vikki led GCAPP, whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of young people in Georgia from (2011-2014). Vikki led the organization through an expansion of its strategic direction and rebranding of the organization.
Vikki was president and CEO of Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta from (2008 – 2011), where she successfully led the Atlanta affiliate to achieve new financial stability and positioned the organization to engage in more effective programs for the girls of our community.
Vikki is the immediate past Board Chair of the Atlanta Jazz Festival Board. She is also an active mentor for the Pathbuilders’ mentoring organization, an organization that knows that developing high potential women is good business.
Vikki has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Master’s in Public and Private Management, Birmingham Southern College. She is a member of the 2009 Class of Leadership Atlanta and the 2010 Class of Leadership Cobb.She has also studied at Harvard Law School – Executive Education Negotiation & Leadership, and the Wharton School Executive Education – Strategic Decision-Making Mindset.
Vikki has received numerous recognitions, such as Business to Business Magazine’s “Woman of Excellence”; Who’s Who in Black Atlanta; Trumpet Awards “High Tea with High Heels” – Recognition for Women Leaders; Atlanta Business League “Top 100 Women of Influence;” Atlanta Dream’s “Inspiring Woman;” and Leadership Character Award Nominee for Integrity – Turknett Leadership Group.