Barbara Lang

Barbara LangBarbara 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, Political Strategy Management, Executive Leadership, Business Tactical Planning, Assessment and Problem Solving and Marketing & Branding. 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.  Prior to joining the Chamber, Ms. Lang held the positions of 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 honored twice as one of Washingtonian Magazine's 150 Most Powerful People in the Washington region; and receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award presented by Cardinal Bank and the Lifetime Legacy Award from the Washington Business Journal. In addition to serving on the MWAA’s Board, she also serves on the boards of Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Cardinal Financial, Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation, and the Meyer Foundation. She lives in Washington, DC and is an appointee of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

Ms. Lang is Chair of the Executive and Governance Committee.  She also serves on the Ethics Review and Human Resources Committees.