Yvonne P. Armstrong is Secretary for the New York Branch NAACP. A member of the Executive Committee since 1987, she worked under the late President Dr. Annie B. Martin, and currently performs all branch administrative duties for current President, Mr. Anthony Harmon.
Part of Ms. Armstrong’s duties include coordinating the president’s schedule and keeping all executive committee members informed as to the many events they participate in. She is the ex-officio of all committees, as well as the membership chair. Ms. Armstrong’s responsibilities include coordinating the registrations and convention travel for the branch and executive committee members. She is a subscribing Diamond Life member.
In addition to her duties with the NAACP, Ms. Armstrong is employed at Consolidated Edison Company, Inc. of New York, where she has worked for more than 40 years. She is currently employed as a Senior Customer Service Representative in the Corporate Customer Group, responsible for financial payments and transactions for industrial customers. During her tenure at Con Edison, Ms. Armstrong was on leave to the Utility Workers Union of America Local 1-2 for 10 years, and was the fi rst woman and second black out of 22,000 members, to hold a full-time officer position as a business agent. She represented more than 2,500 men and women, handling grievances and arbitrations, and was a member of the contract negotiating team. She served on the National UWUA Union for four years as their EEOC Officer and Women’s Committee Chair.
Ms. Armstrong has given selflessly of her time, volunteering for many organizations, including with Con Edison as a mentor to children at the public library. She was elected to Community School Board 19 in Brooklyn, where she served as 1st Vice President for three years. Ms. Armstrong has attended Bethlehem Baptist Church in Brooklyn for more than 40 years; there, she serves on the Culinary Committee and on the First Ladies Committee as Financial Secretary.
Ms. Armstrong is the proud mother of one son, Danie, who graduated from Hampton University in Virginia, where he resides and teaches elementary school children.