The Pinellas County Urban League’s board of directors has named Nikki Gaskin-Capehart as its new president and chief executive officer.
Gaskin-Capehart will be the first woman to lead the 46-year-old entity, succeeding the late Reverend Watson L. Haynes, II, who served for 10 years in the role.
Previously Gaskin-Capehart has been outreach director for U.S. Congressman Jim Davis, deputy district director for U.S. Congresswoman Kathy Castor and urban affairs director for the City of St. Petersburg as an appointee of former Mayor Rick Kriseman, a position she held for eight years.
Most recently, she was CEO of The Network of Gifted Consultants, or The NGC Team, where she led the inaugural year of the Florida Girls Initiative, a statewide network created to raise awareness and resources for policies and programs that help “at-promise” girls achieve their fullest potential.