Jane Campbell

Former Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell serves as the Director of the Washington Office of the National Development Council (NDC), where she works in over 100 communities across America lending to small businesses, building public facilities and creating commercial redevelopment, low income housing, all through public private partnerships and creative use of federal, state and local financing tools.


In addition to serving as the first female mayor of Cleveland, Campbell’s public service career includes six terms in the Ohio House of Representatives, and five years as Staff Director and Senior Advisor for the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship. While on the Hill, Campbell directed policy to support small businesses’ access to capital, federal contracting opportunities, business counseling, and engagement in international trade.


In the past 2 years, she also served as the President of Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), a national nonpartisan organization advocating for economic opportunity on behalf of women entrepreneurs. Durign her tenure, she was instrumental in building the organization’s strategic partnership with WBENC. In her current role at NDC, Campbell brings NDC’s nearly fifty years’ of experience and expertise in working to bring capital to underserved communities into the federal public policy debate.

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