Angela Hartley is executive vice president and chief program officer at National Industries for the Blind (NIB), where she leads a team of professionals devoted to creating employment opportunities for people who are blind through world-class workforce training and development. Since joining NIB in 2002, Ms. Hartley has led diverse initiatives and taken on new challenges throughout the organization in the areas of workforce development, government relations, corporate communications, strategic planning and direction, human resources, marketing, compliance and regulatory affairs, fundraising, and program development.
After initially serving NIB as director, external affairs, Ms. Hartley was promoted to vice president, communications and public affairs, and later to vice president, external affairs and public policy. She was named 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 NIB’s network of contacts, coalitions, and partnerships; and developing an award-winning management training program for high-potential professionals. She works closely with NIB’s board of directors on strategic and business planning, as well as ethics and governance matters.
A Certified Association Executive (CAE), Ms. Hartley received a Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate from the Georgetown University Center for Public & Nonprofit Leadership. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law, a Master of Business Administration from Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business, and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Texas, El Paso.
Ms. Hartley is a member of the Maryland State Bar, American Bar Association, American Society of Association Executives, National Association of Workforce Development Professionals, and Leadership Greater Washington. She served as chairperson 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 visually impaired, service providers, friends, family, and employers. In her community, Ms. Hartley served as the 2022 chairperson of the board of directors of the Alexandria, Virginia, Chamber of Commerce.