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Mistress of Ceremonies

The Elizabeth City State University Foundation

Barbara Hamm
Barbara Hamm Lee is the Executive Producer and Host of Another View, a weekly call in talk show that "discusses today's issues from an African American perspective". In addition to her duties for Another View, Barbara has served in many capacities, including Project Director for the National Federation of Community Broadcasters' African American Public Radio Stations Initiative, consulting with 26 African American public radio stations on compliance, governance, development, programming and community engagement. She has served as Creative Services Officer, Chief Communications Officer, Chief Public Affairs Officer and Chief Community Engagement Officer, all with WHRO Public Media.

Prior to her work with WHRO, Barbara held management positions with Communications Technologies, Inc.; Prince Georges County, Maryland Police Department and Hamm and Fox Communications. Most of Barbara's career has been spent in television management including News Director for WTKR-TV in Norfolk, VA; KYW-TV, Philadelphia; WJLA-TV, Washington, D.C.; Black Entertainment Television; WJZ-TV and WBAL-TV, Baltimore, Maryland.

Barbara is currently Vice Chair and Commissioner for Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority; Immediate Past President, YWCA, South Hampton Roads; Chair of the Administrative Committee with Norfolk Education Foundation; and board member of the Hermitage Museum and Gardens, The Planning Council, and Bennett College Alumnae Association.

Barbara has been recognized for her work in the community, including being named by the YWCA-SHR as a 2010 Woman of Distinction; a Woman of Courage, Confidence and Character Award from the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast; the Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities Humanitarian Award; and the Volunteer of the Year Award from the Urban League of Hampton Roads.

Barbara is married, has two daughters and a granddaughter, and loves to spend time with family and friends. She is a graduate of Bennett College (Summa Cum Laude), and attends Queen Street Baptist Church.