Staci Barfield brings over 25 years of leadership experience in both the non-profit and for-profit sectors, with significant successes in maximizing an organization’s operational abilities. Her expertise lies in strategic planning, process improvement, performance measurement, organizational design, project management, program delivery, technology implementation, board development, risk mitigation, and change management. Staci also has a strong track record in fundraising, event planning, and marketing and public relations.
Prior to joining Armstrong McGuire, Staci served as the President & CEO of Children’s Flight of Hope for five years, during which time she led the organization in its transformation from a regional to an international operation, increasing mission delivery tenfold and revenue 400%. She also served as the executive director for National Students of AMF and Vice President of Development for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
In the for-profit arena, Staci focused her career in information technology and business process improvement, working for Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), Sprint, AT&T, and Springs Industries, while living in multiple cities throughout the United States. In her last position in the for-profit sector, she served as the Head of European IT for Fortune 200 company Gap, Inc. where she split time between San Francisco and London.
Staci is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and previously served on the Alumni and Foundation Boards of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. She holds certifications in Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (Harvard Kennedy School), Leadership in Action (Center for Creative Leadership), and Information Technology Leadership (Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business). She is a member of the Triangle Women’s Alliance and the founder of a Triangle-area nonprofit leaders group designed to share resources and support one another. In 2017, Staci was recognized with a Women in Business Award from the Triangle Business Journal.
In her spare time, Staci enjoys writing. Her first novel was awarded an Independent Publisher Gold Medal for Best Regional Fiction. She belongs to two writer’s groups and is currently working on a collection of short stories and a second novel.