Myria Carpenter, J.D.

Director of Fund Development, Philanthropy, and Corporate Relations

Myria Carpenter, JD is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Ms. Carpenter received her Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University, Master of Science in Public Service Management from Cumberland University, and Doctor of Jurisprudence from The University of Tennessee, College of Law. She is a licensed attorney in Tennessee and Maryland. She completed the Diploma Fleet Seminar Program in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College.

Ms. Carpenter is a fully warranted federal government contracting officer with over 14 years of extensive experience executing and managing the delivery of mission-critical, high-value contracts. In this role, Ms. Carpenter has received over 12 awards and is seen as trusted agent with a sharpened focus on inspiring employee efforts, maneuvering through challenges, and cultivating high-performing teams.

Ms. Carpenter believes in giving back to her community. She serves on the Next Generation Leaders Board for Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington. She has served in numerous roles for Blacks in Government such as Chair for the Regional Emerging Young Leaders Committee and the Regional Representative. She was a charter member and served as the first President of the Catalyst chapter of Blacks in Government at the United States Global Media Agency.

Ms. Carpenter has served her beloved Vanderbilt as a member of the Alumni Association Board of Director, the President, Secretary, and the Nominating Chair for the Association of Vanderbilt Black Alumni. She is a Class Agent for her graduation class where she has served on the Reunion Planning committee numerous times. She has also served on Cumberland University’s Alumni Association Board of Directors and President of Master of Public Service Management Alumni Association for Cumberland University.

Ms. Carpenter is an effective communicator who leverages an unwavering commitment to excellence to launch, build, and lead highly effective strategies while consistently producing positive results. She is an expert and results-driven Program and Project Management Leader with broad based expertise building and leading effective strategies for the execution of programs with a demonstrated record of success establishing relationships and motivating teams to produce consistent and successive results.