Stuart Campbell, Executive Director
With over 20 years of experience in the public and non-profit sector, including over eight years in management positions, Stuart Campbell is a seasoned professional whose mission-focused and collaborative leadership style has successfully expanded the capacity of several leading organizations. Campbell‘s non-profit experience includes advocacy and lobbying on disability and anti-poverty issues with the National Disability Rights Network, Brain Injury Association and Coalition on Human Needs in Washington, D.C., ultimately serving as Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs from 1998 to 2003.
In 2003, Campbell relocated to Austin to work as a successful real estate broker. From 2003 to 2009, he served on the board of Equality Texas, Equality NC’s sister organization in Texas where he was actively involved in the state’s anti-LGBT amendment fight in 2005. In 2008, Campbell joined the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, first as a senior policy advisor and then as Community Affairs manager, where he administered over $220 million in federal and state funds aimed at alleviating poverty.
Campbell's leadership has been recognized and honored throughout his career, and his commitment to social justice has earned him positions as a Commissioner on Arlington County (VA) Equal Employment Opportunity Advisory Commission, the City of Austin Human Rights Commission, Political Affairs Director of the Arlington Gay and Lesbian Alliance, and leadership roles in various other volunteer boards and councils.
Campbell and his partner of 15 years, Jeff Engle, relocated from Austin, Texas and are excited about making North Carolina their new home.