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WIPP Welcomes Long-Time Women Business-Owner Advocate Jane Campbell

Monday, August 29, 2016  
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For Immediate Release: Aug. 29, 2016



Erin Musgrave

WIPP Communications Director

(530) 864-7014


Women Impacting Public Policy Welcomes Long-Time Women Business-Owner Advocate Jane Campbell to the Organization


Jane Campbell, former staff director of the Senate committee on small business and mayor of Cleveland, joins Women Impacting Public Policy


Washington, D.C., Aug. 29, 2016 – Today Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), the leading advocate for policies that help women business owners, announced that long-time small and women-owned business advocate Jane Campbell will be joining the team.


Campbell will continue in her role as director of the Washington Office of the National Development Council— a distinguished national nonprofit dedicated to bringing capital to underserved communities—where she builds partnerships with equally dedicated organizations, while serving as president of WIPP. The partnership between WIPP and NDC will allow the organizations to work together to create opportunities for women business owners. Campbell will serve as WIPP’s president as part of her responsibilities at NDC.


“Jane has proven herself a fierce advocate for women business owners through her decades of work on the national and state level,” said WIPP Board Chair Lisa Firestone. “The breadth of expertise and experience she brings to WIPP is invaluable.”


Campbell, who formerly served as the staff director for the United States Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, was the first woman mayor of Cleveland and was herself a small business owner, will take the reins of the organization Sept. 1.


“I’ve been a long-time fan of WIPP,” Campbell said. “They’re incredibly well-respected on Capitol Hill because of their effectiveness, passion and aptitude for effecting real change for women business owners. Put simply, they get the job done and people know it. It’s an honor to join this amazing team.”


Campbell’s significant experience also includes serving as a fellow at the John F. Kennedy School of Politics at Harvard University, chief of staff to former Sen. Mary Landrieu, Ohio state representative and county commissioner of Cuyahoga County, Ohio.


“WIPP has been a leading advocate for women business owners for 15 years, and having Jane at the helm guarantees we’ll continue to be a dynamic and powerful voice for women entrepreneurs for the next 15 years and beyond,” said Barbara Kasoff, president emeritus and co-founder of WIPP. “Jane has spent her entire career pushing for actions and policies that make it easier for women business owners to do what we do best—create the good businesses that power our economy. Jane personifies WIPP’s mission and ideals and I couldn’t be happier that she’s leading our team.”



About WIPP

Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP) is a nonprofit membership organization working to increase the economic power and public policy clout of women business owners by providing business skills education, leadership opportunities for business and personal growth, and a seat at the table amongst policymakers in Washington, D.C.  Founded in 2001, WIPP is recognized as a national, nonpartisan voice for women entrepreneurs, advocating on behalf of its coalition of over 4 million businesswomen including 78 business organizations. For more information, please visit


About the National Development Council

National Development Council’s work focuses on homes, jobs and community. Founded as a national nonprofit in 1969, NDC has worked for almost 50 years fulfilling its mission to increase the flow of capital for investment in low-income communities. NDC directs capital to support the development and preservation of affordable housing, the creation of jobs through training and small business lending and the advancement of livable communities through investment in social infrastructure.



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