Nancy Langer

Co-Founder & President

Nancy Langer is a senior communications executive with decades of experience serving on operating committees and advancing strategic plans. With a career in brand building and on expert teams, Ms. Langer supports sbLiftOff’s goal of “doing well by doing good.” In addition to leading public relations, she heads corporate philanthropy and is an active board member at the National Veterans Small Business Coalition (NVSBC). With NVSBC she founded and chairs “Veteran ETA” – a national nonprofit program that gives veterans the information and support they need to buy their own business.

VetsETA is supported by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Chicago Booth,  the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Rice University and other top business schools .

Langer, who has held senior leadership roles at global multilateral organizations and national non-profits, has served on four continents, including in war zones. Prior to sbLiftOff, she was Director of External Relations at the Stimson Center, a government contractor in Washington, DC. Ms. Langer’s communications work on water security at Stimson helped the organization win a MacArthur Genius Grant award. Langer has published in the Harvard Business Review, the Washington Business JournalUSA TodayThe Chronicle of PhilanthropyPlayboyMs., and the Baltimore Sun. Her thought leadership has been profiled in U.S. News & World Report, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the International Herald Tribune, and other outlets. Her film and video work includes a documentary project, “Changing Our Minds,” nominated for an Academy Award; Langer also produced the UN’s first YouTube video with Meryl Streep, “ I’m Sorry Darfur,” which won an Advertising Council award.

She received a BA from Goucher College.

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