Barbara B. Lang


Barbara B. Lang has served as a director of Piedmont since 2015 and as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since May of 2021. Ms. Lang is Managing Principal & Chief Executive Officer of Lang Strategies, LLC, a business consulting firm, located in Washington, D.C. Ms. Lang served as president and Chief Executive Officer of the D.C. Chamber of Commerce from 2002 to 2014 and prior to joining the Chamber was the Vice President of Corporate Services and Chief Procurement Officer for Fannie Mae. Ms. Lang also had a long career with IBM where she served in several management positions in finance, administration and product forecasting. She has received numerous awards and accolades throughout her career, including being twice named one of Washingtonian Magazine’s 150 Most Powerful People in the Washington, D.C. region, Business Leader of the Year by the District of Columbia Building Industry Association and a Lifetime Legacy Award from Washington Business Journal. Ms. Lang also served on the board of Cardinal Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: CFNL) from 2014 to 2017 and currently serves on the board of the Sibley Hospital Foundation. Ms. Lang is the author of Madame President: Leadership Lessons from the Top of the Ladder, a book on leadership skills, particularly focused upon the challenges of race and gender facing African-Americans and women in corporate and governmental America.