Constance Barkley-Lewis is CMII Director of Development, a role that closely connects her to the donor development work of the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences and the GSU Foundation.
Barkley-Lewis brings significant executive leadership and media industries experience to her work at the University. From 1993 to 2001 she rose through the ranks at the Turner Broadcasting System: first as Director of Marketing (TBS Superstation), VP for Marketing for TBS and then SVP for Marketing for both TBS and the TBS Superstation. Barkley-Lewis then built CBL Ventures/SmartWork Strategy Partners, which for 16 years provided executive consultancy services in Atlanta to companies and nonprofits.
Barkley-Lewis has given considerable service to the communities where she has lived. For eight years, for example, Constance served on the board of Invest Atlanta. Her work there included leadership roles as Vice Chair of the Board, Chair of the Tax Allocation District Committee, and membership on its Finance and Housing Committees.
Constance is an experienced brand builder and also an accomplished storyteller. She is a passionate and accomplished writer, poet, artist, performance artist and musician. Among the songs she has written is Iraq My Brain, the proceeds for which were donated to military families in need. A New Orleans native, Barkley-Lewis wrote Swamped for family and friends living there after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, and the proceeds from that project went to New Orleans non-profits. And with illustrator Tom Cross, she authored the verse for Fairy Garden: Fairies of the Four Seasons, an inspiring book for the young and the young at heart.