Meet Our President and CEO


Mr. Belton was named President and CEO of the Minneapolis Urban League on Wednesday, December 16, following a nation-wide search conducted by the MUL's Board of Directors.

Steven Belton

Steven Belton is an experienced executive, attorney and community leader with over thirty years tenure in high-level positions in state government, public schools and the non-profit and private sectors. He has worked as Chief of Staff, Executive Director of Employee Relations and Director of Diversity and Equal Opportunity for the Minneapolis Public Schools, was a partner and litigator at Leonard, Street and Deinard where he specialized in employment, product liability and family law, President and CEO of the Urban Coalition of Minneapolis, and Executive Director of the State Council on Black Minnesotans. Currently he serves as youth minister and is on the preaching staff at Park Avenue United Methodist Church in south Minneapolis.

Steven earned a BA in political science from Washington University in St. Louis and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor. He has completed two-thirds of the requirements of a Master of Divinity degree at Luther Theological Seminary in St. Paul.

Married for nearly 34 years to Sharon Sayles Belton, the former Mayor of Minneapolis, Steven and Sharon have three adult children.

Administrative Contacts

Steven Belton

President and CEO
P: 612-302-3101 E:

Linda Anderson, Executive Assistant
P: 612-302-3104

Tiffany McQueen-Vincent
Accounting Specialist
P: 612-302-3108 E:

Va’Lesha Davis,
H.R. Director/Facilities & Property Manager
P: 612-302-3152 E:

Latrice Barker
Front Desk Coordinator
P: 612-302-3172 E:

Stephanie Cepeda
Front Desk Receptionist
P: 612-302-3100 E:

Maurice Davis
Front Desk Security Receptionist
P: 612-302-3100 E:

Alvin Lockridge
Lead Custodian
P: 612-302-3106 E:

Erica Todd
Front Desk Security Receptionist
P: 612-302-3100 E:


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Debra Bushrod
Resource Worker/Case Manager, BEST Program
P: 612-436-5415 E:

Lakita Johnson
Community Resource Room Coordinator
P: 612-302-3181 E:

Barbara Doyle
Program Manager, Urban Tech Jobs Program
P: 612-302-3117 E:

Darcus Mitchell
Job Recruiter/Coach, Adult Placement Programs
P: 612-302-3123 E:

Roosevelt Pargo
Job Coach, BEST Program
P: 612-302-3167 E:

Ebony Walker
Administrative Assistant
P: 612-302-3129 E:

Program Contacts


Nick Jaeger
Intersection Director
P: 612-302-3164 E:

Lynne Kelly
Housing Counselor
P: 612-302-3141 E:

Shawn Lewis
Program Coordinator, Financial Coach
P: 612-302-3136 E:

Gloria Villa Penaloza
Housing Counselor
P: 612-302-3145 E:

Additional Information

MUL Headquarters

Administrative Headquarters
2100 Plymouth Av N
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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