As a political strategist, leadership trainer and coach, Stacey Chavis prepares leaders for careers in politics and public service. “Public service is a way to work toward the greater good in our community. My goal is to use my collective experience in public service to inspire the next generation of public servants to take America forward.”
Stacey is the Chief Strategy Officer with the Campaigns Academy. The Campaigns Academy prepares leaders to serve in elected or appointed office and serve in leadership positions for political candidates and campaigns with signature Bootcamp trainings. The Bootcamp trainings areas include: Campaign Planning, Fundraising, Communications/Messaging and Field/GOTV. She also assists candidates with campaign strategy, planning and development.
Previously, Stacey served as the Southern Regional Director for the White House Project. She oversaw all programming in the Southern region including political leadership trainings, fundraising events and partnership trainings. In 2009, Stacey produced the largest training in White House Project history with 175 participants. In two years, Stacey trained over 2,000 women to run for elected office, work on campaigns and lead in their communities.
Stacey also served as Deputy Finance Director for the Democratic Party of Georgia. In 2008, she served on the team to organize one of the largest Jefferson Jackson dinners in Georgia history. Stacey directed the Georgia delegation selection process for the Democratic National Committee Convention held in Denver, Colorado.
During the 2006 primary and run-off elections, Stacey served as Finance Director for Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA 4th) and was responsible for tracking over a half million dollars in campaign funds. She served as Constituent Services Representative for former Congresswoman Denise Majette (D-GA 4th) gaining expertise in congressional politics and constituent services. Stacey also worked for the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia and the Social Security Administration. Stacey has experience in the legislative, judicial and executive branches of government.
Stacey also served as a Program Assistant for the Leadership Georgia Foundation, a statewide leadership training program for business, civic and community leaders.
Stacey has traveled the country providing political leadership development trainings. Her expertise includes political fundraising, campaign planning and campaign strategy. She is passionate about working with women in politics. Stacey has trained for several organizations and universities including Agnes Scott College, American Association of University Women – Georgia, Atlanta Women’s Foundation, Emory University, Georgia AFL-CIO, Georgia Association for Women Lawyers – Columbus, Kennesaw State University, Spelman College, Oglethorpe University, Teach for America, Leadership for Educational Equity and Young Elected Officials Network.
Stacey completed advanced leadership trainings from Emily’s List, New Leaders Council, Wellstone Action and Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. She is a Fellow with the Truman National Security Project. She also served as Curriculum Chair and Selections C0-Chair for New Leaders Council – Atlanta.
In the community, Stacey serves on the Board of United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Women’s Leadership Council; League of Women Voters Georgia and National Alumni Board of Oglethorpe University.
Stacey is a member of the Junior League of Atlanta serving as Political/Public Affairs Committee Chair. Previously, she served on the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children committee.
In 2010, Stacey was honored as one of “Atlanta’s Top 100 Women of Influence” by the Atlanta Business League and the “Power 30 Under 30″ by the Apex Society. Recently, Stacey was awarded the R.O.S.E award for her service in the Junior League of Atlanta.
A native of Mauldin, South Carolina, Stacey received a B.A. in Psychology with a Political Science minor from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta Georgia.