Antoinette A. Samuel


Deputy Executive Director, National League of Cities

Antoinette A. Samuel has been deputy executive director of the National League of Cities (NLC) since 2013. NLC is the nation’s oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments.

At NLC, Ms. Samuel is responsible for applied research, digital engagement, marketing, membership development, conferences and meetings, finance and administration, governance, and talent management. She is also responsible for implementation of the organization’s three-year strategic plan.

Ms. Samuel has 20 years of association management experience, with a focus on organizations representing the public service sector. Before joining NLC, Ms. Samuel was executive director of the American Society of Public Administration from 2004 to 2013.

Ms. Samuel received her BA from Chatham College in Pittsburgh, PA, and her master’s in public administration (MPA) from Texas Southern University. She is a certified association executive (CAE) and was inducted as a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives in 2012. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.