A message from Barbara B. Lang, Managing Principal and CEO, Lang Strategies

Dear Friends and Partners,

When I turned off the light in my office for the final time at the DC Chamber of Commerce exactly one year ago today, I took a moment to reflect on the work we as an organization and business community did over the past 13 years to make the District the ideal place to live, work, play and do business. But it was not until a few months after that day last April that I realized the impact that work would have on me in the next phase of my professional and personal life.

Now, I am on the other side of the desk as the owner of a small, DC-based business. But even with the benefits I see today from all of our work at the DC Chamber to ensure sustainable economic growth and vibrancy for our city, I still very much embrace the opportunity to lead by example and serve as a voice for this community. I am so fortunate that my work and that of my team at Lang Strategies allows me to continue building on our success across the District, and I am proud to be part of this movement.

I appreciate the support and guidance of the many friends and partners who made my time at the DC Chamber such a successful endeavor. These relationships serve me well in my role at Lang Strategies, serving the needs of a diverse client base including real estate, health care, engineering and construction entities, to name just a few. We work on behalf of these partners to ensure they achieve optimal performance in the areas of:

  • Business development
  • Executive leadership management
  • Political strategy
  • Marketing communications business, branding and media strategy
  • Assessment, planning and solutions.

Our goal with each of these areas of expertise is to serve as an extension of our clients and their business, and to help them navigate through the challenges and pitfalls that are part of every day business life in DC and beyond. We’re especially excited at the opportunity in 2015 to launch Lang Strategies’ Leadership Institute, which will utilize the latest and most innovative techniques available to develop outstanding leadership at all levels of an organization, maximizing results and efficiency. We will provide more background on this initiative in the second quarter of this year.

I want to thank all of our current clients for your trust and support in Lang Strategies’ 150 years of combined team experience. We value your partnership and look forward to our continued work to improve your business operations across the board to ensure you contribute to this community for many more generations.

For future clients, I invite you to learn more about us, our people and the work that we do on a daily basis. You can contact me directly at bblang@langstrategies.com, visit our website at www.langstrategies.com and follow me in Twitter – @langstrategies. In May, we will also launch a newsletter and video blog so you can see what we’re doing on behalf of our clients and our city with regard to leadership, business development, public policy and many more issues and topics vital to your business and family.

Thank you again for your support, and I look forward to continuing this conversation in the near future.

Barbara Lang
Lang Strategies LLC