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Marcia LambConsultant, Development
Marcia Lamb has had almost forty years of senior leadership roles in the public, private and non-profit sectors. She is currently consulting to a number of organizations, both non-profit and for profit.
Ms. Lamb is a founder of the Minneapolis based firm of Hansen, Henley, Yoder and Lamb which provides a full range of development services to non-profits across the country.
Ms. Lamb is also a Director of the Allworld Network, a company with offices in Boston, Johannesburg, London and Riyadh that is promoting entrepreneurship in developing countries.
Previously she served as Executive Vice President of the National Park Foundation (NPF) reporting to the President and leading all of their development efforts. The National Park Foundation, a 501C 3 organization based in Washington, DC, is the Congressionally chartered philanthropic partner of the National Park Service and raises private funds to support our National Parks. During her tenure the Foundation instituted regional fund raising events in key markets across the country and held an inaugural NPF Gala in New York. She also worked on a national leadership Summit on the future of Park Philanthropy and Partnerships that was led by Mrs. Laura Bush, Honorary Chair of NPF.
Prior to this, Ms. Lamb served as Co-Executive Director of the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) for nine years. ICIC is a national non-profit organization founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael E. Porter and based in Boston. ICIC’s mission is to eliminate economic inequality in America’s inner cities through private sector engagement that leads to jobs, income and wealth creation for local residents. Ms. Lamb helped build the national organization, the Board of Directors, and the programs. ICIC is recognized as one of the premier organizations of its kind in the country. Ms. Lamb developed significant and sustained relationships with major corporate, foundation and individual donors raising over $4.5 million a year. Ms. Lamb was named an ICIC Fellow in 2008 and serves as a consultant to this national organization.
Before joining ICIC, Ms. Lamb was Manager of Administration for Fleet Investment Advisors, the investment management business line of the Fleet Financial Group (now owned by Bank of America). From 1985 until 1991, she served as Assistant Secretary of Housing for Massachusetts where she managed most of the State's publicly and privately financed housing programs. She also ran the Broadway Project in Louisville, KY, one of the nation’s first public-private downtown redevelopment corporations. She also held a senior position with the Kentucky Housing Corporation for several years increasing the supply of affordable housing. She also worked for a citizen based environmental organization in Western Massachusetts focused on the Hoosic River basin.
Ms. Lamb was a full member of the Urban Land Institute, the leading national organization of real estate professionals, for over 30 years and served for several years as Vice Chair of the Inner City Council. She has spoken and written about urban revitalization, served on ULI consulting teams to Los Angeles and Dallas, and developed a network of relationships with business leaders across the country. She served on the Advisory Board of the Rappaport Institute at the John F. Kennedy School at Harvard University and taught at the Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. She also served on General Electric’s Commercial and Industrial Development Enterprise Board.
She currently serves as a Trustee of the Alaska Conservation Foundation, a statewide environmental organization, and is playing a leadership role in their development strategy. She also consults to a regional arts organization and an environmental educational non-profit. She has also established a successful business, Joy Jewelry, designing and creating one of a kind pieces that are sold at galleries and craft shows.
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