Kevin Tolbert was appointed International Representative, July 16, 2006 based upon the recommendation of appointment from Vice-President Jimmy Settles. Currently Kevin is the Assistant Director of Product Intelligence at the UAW-Ford National Programs Center (NPC). Kevin is responsible for leading a team that provides analysis of the Auto industry and helps educate the leadership and membership on future trends and economic conditions.
In his most recent assignment previously as Executive Director of the UAW-Ford National Programs Center, Kevin led the $10 million remodeling of the sixty year old building updating the conference rooms, and modernizing the offices and common workspaces. Kevin also was instrumental in working on the team to acquire the property from the City of Detroit after a delayed negotiations due to bankruptcy in the city.
Before as the Assistant Director of the Digital Media Department he was responsible for improving the communication between our members using Facebook, Twitter , SMS messages, and other mediums. Recently the department re-launched their member communication magazine and renamed it to the UAW-Ford Community Magazine to rave reviews.
Kevin is an elected Democratic Precinct Delegate and active in the 13th Congressional District and has served two terms in the elected leadership team of the Michigan Democratic Party. He is currently the Recording Secretary of the State party. He is a veteran on many campaigns on the local, state, and federal levels.
Kevin is involved in several community organizations, including serving on the board of Habitat for Humanity Detroit, Detroit Branch of the NAACP, and Detroit City Chess Club. He is a member of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, and lifetime member of the NAACP . Kevin is also a former President of the historic Trade Union Leadership Council serving as the youngest President in the organization’s 56 years history.
Kevin and his wife Karen live in Detroit. He has three sons - Jakhari, Kaiden, & Khalil. Kevin and his family attend Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Kevin is also a proud graduate of Bates Academy , Cass Technical, and Wayne State University.
The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization based in Albany, New York. We bring together the most influential African-American, Hispanic, Caribbean and Asian leaders from every corner of the Empire State and beyond. Every year during President’s Day weekend, we host a three-day legislative conference in Albany, NY featuring multiple events. You’ll leave inspired and motivated to change the lives of young people for the better.
For over 47 years, we’ve been raising money for minority youth entering college. Our charity organization was created on October 11, 1985 and falls under Section 402 of the New York Not-for-Profit Incorporation Law. We seek to change lives by:
Every child has the right to pursue college and higher education. Contact us to learn how you can contribute to higher education scholarships in New York State.
The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators has recently elected dynamic individuals to new positions. We know that they will be a great asset to our charitable organization, but we still can’t succeed without your help. Call 518-427-8363 now to find out how you can support our non-profit organization located in Albany, New York.
The New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators (The Association) is preparing for our 47th Annual Weekend Conference. Please continue to check the website for updates regarding next year’s events and our dynamic speakers. Also, please remember to try and register early for all events! We look forward to another exciting weekend, and we thank you all for your continued support of the NYSABPRL, Inc. Weekend!
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