Barbara B. Lang
Barbara Lang is managing principal and CEO of Lang Strategies. She manages the overall brand of the organization and oversees each of its practice areas: Business Development, Executive Leadership Development, Marketing, Communications and Brand Strategy, Operations and Management, and Political Strategy Management. Prior to her current role, Ms. Lang was president and CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce, where she was responsible for the operations and overall strategic direction of the organization and advancing the Chamber's interests through advocacy, education, information, and business development. She also worked diligently on education (Pre-K-12) and workforce development issues and projects, as well as small business/entrepreneurial development initiatives.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Ms. Lang was the vice president of corporate services and chief procurement officer for Fannie Mae, where she managed all of the company's procurement, real estate and facility operations. She also had a long career with IBM where she served in several management positions in finance, administration, and product forecasting.
Ms. Lang is renowned in the community for her business acumen, leadership, and community engagement. She holds numerous awards for her distinguished leadership in the Greater Washington community, including being named one of Washingtonian's "150 Most Powerful People in the Washington Region," twice, a Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Cardinal Bank, and a Lifetime Legacy Award from the Washington Business Journal. She is also an appointee of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.
Ms. Lang served on the Meyer Foundation board from 2007-2015.