Title: President of the Lackawanna County Branch
Location: Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
Ricky G. Cephas III, President of the Lackawanna County Branch at the NAACP, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in activism and nonprofit administration.
Inspired by his grandfather, a former chapter president of the NAACP and a part of President George H.W. Bush’s Thousand Points of Light, Mr. Cephas currently excels as the president of the Lackawanna County Branch of the NAACP. In addition to this position, he has been additionally active as a paraprofessional and behavior specialist with the Scranton School District since 2019. He previously refined his skills as a customer service representative for Comcast from 2008 to 2010, a Medicaid patient consultant for Crawford Orthodontic Care from 2012 to 2014, a medical support assistant for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania from 2016 to 2018, an appeals advocate for Maximus Federal Services Inc. in 2018, the vice president of operations with the United NEPA Alliance from 2020 to 2021, and a paraprofessional in the Abington Heights High School from 2019 to 2022. Beginning his civilian career working in summer camps and youth rehabilitative centers, Mr. Cephas notably served to the rank of E-4 in the U.S. Army over the course of 15 years.
To support his professional ambitions, Mr. Cephas pursued an education at Luzerne County Community College, from which he graduated with an Associate of Applied Science in radio and television broadcasting in 1997. Innately drawn to being of service to those in need within his community, he has also contributed to a Lackawanna Prison Advocacy Group, the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce, and his local youth football league. As a testament to his stellar military endeavors, he was proudly presented with a Good Conduct Medal, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Iraq Campaign Medal. Looking toward the future, Mr. Cephas hopes to shift his attention to the world of politics as a city councilor or county commissioner to help enact change.
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