Huffman was elected president of the California State
Conference of the NAACP in October, 1999, and reelected
for the fifth time in October, 2007. She is the first
woman to hold this post. In 2002 she was elected to
the NAACP National Board of Directors, representing
In 2006 she
was named the number one president in the Nation. In
2006, the State Conference was named number one in the
nation. As state president, Ms. Huffman leads 62 local
branches, more than 30 college chapters and youth units.
With her leadership, they continue to fight for the
civil rights and equality for people of color.
Her past experience includes serving as an appointee
in Calif. Gov. Jerry Browns administration where
she was Chief Deputy Director of the State Parks and
Recreation Department and later his Director of the
Office of Economic Opportunity, a cabinet level position.
She also served as the Associate Executive Director
for Politics for the California Teachers Association
and State President of the Black American Political
Association of California.
Alice is Founder and President/CEO of A.C. Public Affairs,
Inc., a public affairs firm that specializes in public
and grass roots advocacy. She serves on the Democratic
National Committee and was Co-chair for the Site-Selection
Committee for the 2004 Democratic Convention and was
later named Chair of the National Democratic Convention
is a member of the Rules Committee for the California
Huffman serves on the board for Capitol Focus, as well
as serving on T-CAP, which is a consumer advisory panel
to AT&T. In addition, Ms. Huffman serves as a commissioner
on the "Commission for One California," that
was designed to serve as a forum for diversity and understanding
headed by Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante.
She has recently
been appointed to Speaker Wessons Commission on
Huffman, a graduate of the University of California
Berkeley with honors in Social/Cultural Anthropology,
with advance studies at University of Pennsylvania,
University of California Davis, and University of Southern
California, believes learning is a lifelong process
Alice was inducted into the Los Angeles African American
Women Political Action Committees (LAAAWPAC) Political
Hall of Fame in April 2002 for her outstanding achievements
as a social activist in the minority community.
is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and
also the Sacramento Branch NAACP. She has been listed
in Whos Who International, Whos Who Professional,
and Whos Who of Politics for the past 20 years.
The Los Angeles
Times called her one of the most powerful people in
California. The California Journal listed her as one
of the top 50 individuals who had the greatest impact
on California over the last 25 years and her local African
American Newspaper, The Sacramento Observer, annually
includes her in its 100 most influential citizens.