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Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer
Angela Hartley has served in several leadership roles at National Industries for the Blind (NIB) since joining the organization in 2002. In her current role as Executive Vice President and Chief Program Officer, she works to increase awareness of and support for the mission of NIB. During her NIB career, Ms. Hartley has led diverse initiatives and assumed new challenges throughout the company in the areas of government relations, corporate communications, strategic planning and direction, human resources, marketing, fundraising and program development. Ms. Hartley started at NIB as Director - External Affairs, was promoted to Vice President - Communications and Public Affairs and later to Vice President, External Affairs and Public Policy and then to Executive Vice President, before assuming her current position. Ms. Hartley’s accomplishments at NIB include consolidating public relations and marketing functions to drive consistent messaging; expanding the organization’s involvement and reach in government affairs; strengthening the network of contacts, coalitions and partnerships with associated agencies; and partnering with nonprofit agencies to implement a management training program for high-potential emerging professionals.
Prior to joining NIB, Ms. Hartley was Senior Principal and Director – Client Solutions for Teoco Corporation and Assistant Vice President and Director of Operations for
E-Commerce Industries, Inc. She also served as Director of External Affairs and General Counsel for one of NIB’s associated agencies, Blind Industries and Services of Maryland. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hartley founded her own business, The Millennium Group Consulting, where she served as President.
Ms. Hartley is a Certified Association Executive (CAE) and holds a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from Georgetown University. She holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Maryland School of Law and was admitted to the Maryland Bar. She holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Perdue School of Business, Salisbury University and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas, El Paso.
Ms. Hartley is a member of the American Bar Association, Public Relations Society of America, American Society of Association Executives and Women in Government Relations. She is a member of the World Blind Union’s Employment Working Group, which launched Project Aspiro, a career planning and employment website for people who are blind or partially sighted as well as for service providers, friends and family, and employers. Ms. Hartley is a member of the board of directors of DC Bilingual Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. She also serves on the advisory council for the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment Outcomes for Individuals who are Blind or Visually Impaired, an initiative of the National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision at Mississippi State University.