Barbara Lang is president and chief executive officer of the DC Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the DC Chamber, Ms. Lang was vice president of corporate services and chief procurement officer for Fannie Mae and served in several management positions at IBM. Ms. Lang has been widely recognized for her leadership in business and in the community. She has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a "Washingtonian of the Year" and one of the region's "100 Most Powerful Women." Ms. Lang also has earned the Washington Business Journal's "Newsmaker of the Year" and "Women Who Mean Business" titles, the DC Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Corporate Leadership Award, the Fannie Mae Diversity Award, the United Way Distinguished Service Award, and the DC Commission Women Speak Award, among other honors.
Ms. Lang serves on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Small Business and Agriculture Advisory Council). In Washington, DC, she chairs the DC Workforce Investment Council and serves on the Howard University Institute for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Innovation National Advisory Board and the boards of Southeastern University, The Lab School of Washington, Washington Home and Hospice, the Washington Convention and Tourism Corporation, the Downtown Business Improvement District, the District of Columbia Education Compact, and the District of Columbia Business Coalition.
Ms Lang earned a bachelor's degree in business from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla., and has completed graduate courses at Harvard University. She is a 1999 graduate of Fannie Mae's Executive Development Program and a 2001 graduate of Leadership Washington. In 2007, Ms. Lang received a Doctor of Laws from Trinity University in Washington, DC.