Stacey Howell is a 30-year corporate designate, who recently transitioned to run a non-profit as CEO. She is married to Hollis, and they share a hybrid family of 7 children. Her background includes a degree in Government from Cornell, she worked for Hewlett-Packard and IBM for over 20 years and served as an elected official in a town of 17,000 residents. The combination of her public and private sector experience serves her well in her new role. Stacey is located in Sandy Springs sharing the city with many corporate headquarters. She serves a community of women who thought they did not deserve or would receive a decent chance at life.
Through an Empowerment curriculum, Every Woman Works builds self- worth and changes lives daily. Students are given life skills, job preparedness and support to find employment.
Every Woman Works Is 14 years old. During its tenure, we have served 1600 women and 4200 children. Today we host 12 classes annually between two sites.
Changing lives and empowerment has been a part of Stacey’s life. To go to work and create this passion almost feels unreal. It is almost like watching a wilted flower bloom again. The community of Sandy Springs has been a great place with many resources to launch our program. Connect with Stacey on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Thomas Mahaffey is currently a resident of Sandy Springs, GA. He earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Finance from Georgia State University. After graduation, he joined the Hewlett-Packard Company, after eight years he was recruited by Citibank to lead the Commercial Loan team of the Southeast Region.
In June 2002 Tom was recruited by GMAC to lead the Sales Team in the Southeast Region for Aircraft and Corporate Financing.
In February 2004, Tom was recruited by Regions Bank, a Regional Bank, to lead the Marketing Team in Commercial Banking.
In March 2011, Tom was recruited to become CEO/President of the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce. He has been instrumental in rebranding the Chamber and driving economic development. With his guidance the Chamber is building a Center of Innovation and Technology.
Tom also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Riverwood International School, Board of Directors for BBVA/Compass Bank, Sandy Springs Hospitality and Tourism, and the Sandy Springs Economic Advisory Board. Follow the Chamber on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
Tom lives in the Sandy Springs Chastain Park community.