The Alexandria Chamber of Commerce has selected Dr. Tammy Mann, President & CEO of The Campagna Center, as the 2020 Business Leader of the Year. She will be honored at the annual Best in Business Awards, presented by Burke & Herbert Bank, on October 1, 2020.
Dr. Mann is an accomplished leader who has worked at the intersection of research, practice and policy at local, regional and national levels for nearly 30 years. She has devoted her career to improving life outcomes for children, youth and families. For the past 9 years she has served as President and Chief Executive Office of The Campagna Center. During her tenure she helped provide leadership in several critical areas of the organization including sharpening the organization's focus on outcomes, increasing The Campagna Center's reach, leveraging technology to improve services, and expanding strategic partnerships.
The Campagna Center is a leading nonprofit helping children and families who are seeking the education, resources, and community to thrive. For 75 years, the organization has partnered with organizations across our community to provide learning and enrichment experiences, childcare, and family support services that benefit everyone from infants and children to teens and adults.
Dr. Mann is currently serving an appointment to the Virginia State of Board of Education. In addition, she has served in leadership roles on the City of Alexandria's Children Youth and Facilities Collaborative Commission, the Banium Family Foundation, the Foundation for Child Development, ZERO TO THREE, Goodwin House Inc, Crimson Foundation, and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. She has testified before Congress and Committees of Virginia Legislature on several occasions advocating for the needs of children and families and public investments in early education.
Dr. Mann's many accolades include Leadership Greater Washington, James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship Award from the American Psychological Association, Minority Doctoral Fellowship Award from Michigan State University, the American Psychological Association Minority Doctoral Fellowship Award, the Dorothy-Manley Fellowship Award from Spellman College, and numerous The Chamber ALX recognitions.