Victoria Henderson Weber
A Des Moines native, Victoria is a graduate of North High School and an alumna of Morris Brown College and DeVry University; graduating with Honors with a Degree in Accounting and extensive coursework in data analysis, law and legal research.
Victoria left a career in corporate America to help smaller organizations use data to inform reality, optimize processes and ensure strategic resolutions. Currently, she works in public transportation helping to solve Iowa’s workforce transportation issues.
Victoria's passion for civic engagement began as a youth after joining YWPC, a youth group of the Des Moines Citizens for Community Improvement (CCI), to ensure representation for youth from the East Side of Des Moines.
Walking in the footsteps of hometown hero Mrs. Sue Brown, who was a founding member of the branch (1915) and founded the city’s first NAACP Youth Chapter (1925), Victoria served as Advisor of the Des Moines NAACP Youth Council from 2015-2020. During that period, she was elected to serve on the National Youth Works Committee of the NAACP as the Region IV Adult Representative, was appointed to the position of State Advisor to the Iowa-Nebraska State Conference of the NAACP and helped to found the West Des Moines NAACP Youth Council and Drake University College Chapter.
After years of developing youth, and supporting the Des Moines Branch administratively, Victoria was elected to serve as President of the Des Moines Branch in November 2020, and reelected in December 2022.
In addition to her NAACP activities, Victoria is a foster care advocate, genealogist, masonic historian and club woman; belonging to organizations such as the Prince Hall Affiliated Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Imperial Court AEAONMS-PHA and the Tawasi Federated Women's Club. She also served as Chapter Director of the Des Moines New Leaders Council, serves on the board of the League of Women Voters Metropolitan Des Moines and helped to found the National African American Gun Association's Des Moines chapter.