Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud
President & Chief Executive Officer
Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc.

Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud, President and CEO

Dr. Vanessa Allen-McCloud loves education, and is a tenacious community leader. Her tenacity is evidenced by the fact that after high school, she began taking college classes in the evening while working and raising two daughters. Over the next ten years, despite the challenges of parenting, being employed full time, and dedicated service to her church and community, she excelled in education. She earned an Associate of Arts, Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees. In November 2013, she was awarded her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership.
She is an exceptional administrator who has proven success in a variety of professional positions along the full spectrum of education, including university teaching, coaching, and consulting. Her most prolific professional experience began in 2010 when she was appointed President and CEO of the Urban League of Northwest Indiana. Under her leadership, the Urban League of Northwest Indiana has grown in reputation, scope, and service to the Northwest Indiana region and surrounding areas.
Dr. Allen-McCloud is a certified Civility Trainer in Civility in the Workplace and Cultural Competence. She is in great demand as a keynote speaker, professional development trainer, and workshop facilitator. She has received a vast number of prestigious awards for her work in the community and serves on several local and national boards.
With all of her accomplishments, her love for God and family remain top priority for Dr. V as she is affectionately called. She and her husband, Anthony, have six children and twelve grandchildren.

Urban League of Northwest Indiana, Inc.
3101 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409
(219) 887-9621 Telephone
(219) 887-0020 Fax
Email: info@ulofnwi.org