Breakout Session: Advocacy: Influencing Culture Change in the For-Profit Sector
Stacey Chavis serves as Managing Director of Campaigns Academy. She trains leaders to serve in elected office and serve in leadership positions for political candidates and campaigns. She also works with nonprofits to develop their public policy and advocacy agendas. Her work includes public policy, government affairs, and nonprofit training.
Stacey built her expertise in politics, public service, and public policy through the years of serving as Public Policy Consultant with the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Southern Regional Director for the White House Project, Deputy Finance Director for the Democratic Party of Georgia, Finance Director for Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA 4th) and Constituent Services Representative for former Congresswoman Denise Majette (D-GA 4th). She has also worked for all three branches of the federal government.
In the community, Stacey serves on the Voices for Georgia’s Children Board of Directors, Junior Leagues of Georgia State Public Affairs Committee, Georgia Forward Board of Directors, and Prevent Child Abuse Georgia Advisory Board. She also serves on the Grady Ambassador Force with Grady Hospital System and the University of Georgia Alumni Association – Black Alumni Leadership Council.
Previously, she served on the United Way of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors, League of Women Voters of Georgia Board of Directors, Oglethorpe University National Alumni Association, League of Women Voters of the United States Nominating Committee, Wellspring Living Board of Directors, and Junior League of Atlanta Board of Directors.
In the Junior League of Atlanta, Stacey previously served as Vice President of Training and Development and on the 100th Board of Directors. She led the training and development work for over 3,400 members. Stacey also served as Vice President for Advocacy and Initiatives and on the Board of Directors leading the work to support the advocacy and initiative efforts in early childhood education, child sexual exploitation, human trafficking, and generational poverty. She served as Political and Public Affairs Committee Chair and on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) Committee for two years. Stacey received the Active of the Year Award, Committee of the Year Award, President’s Award, and Spirit of Voluntarism Award for her commitment and service to the Junior League of Atlanta.
Stacey is a member of League of Women Voters Atlanta-Fulton County, Top Ladies of Distinction – North Atlanta Chapter, National Council of Negro Women – Greater Atlanta Section and Atlanta Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Stacey has completed several leadership development programs including American Jewish Committee’s Project Understanding, Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute and Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta, Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s Inspire Atlanta and Women on Board, Georgia Academy of Economic Development, Georgia Forward’s Young Gamechangers, Zell Miller Foundation’s Leadership Institute, National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s MS Leadership Class, New Leaders Council – Atlanta, PathBuilders Percepta, Truman National Security Project’s National Security Fellowship, and United Way of Greater Atlanta’s Volunteer Involvement Program.
Stacey has received numerous honors and awards for her service and commitment to the community. She received the Rising Star Award from the Association of Junior Leagues International for her work in educating the Atlanta community about the dangers of the human trafficking of children. Stacey was featured on the cover of the Atlanta Tribune Magazine’s Young Executives Edition. She was honored as one of Atlanta’s Top 100 Women of Influence by the Atlanta Business League. She was an honoree in Outstanding Atlanta.
In 2020, Stacey was named to the University of Georgia 40 under 40 Class of 2020. She was also featured as an Unsung Hero in Simply Buckhead magazine for her work in the fight against human trafficking of children. Stacey was featured as a Daily Point of Light by Points of Light for her work in advocacy and mentorship.
Stacey received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a Politics minor from Oglethorpe University and attended The Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in the Study of Law from the University of Georgia School of Law.
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