Welcome to the team, Tammie!
The LifeSmart Youth board of directors is pleased to announce the selection of Tammie Carter as its new Chief Executive Officer. Carter follows the previous CEO, Tonja Eagan, who left the organization in May for a new professional challenge as CEO of Kappa Delta Pi. LifeSmart Youth selected Tammie after an extensive regional search led by a search committee of LifeSmart Youth board members and Charitable Advisors.
“I am honored to be selected to lead LifeSmart Youth. It is an organization with a great mission, a rich history, and an effective team. Since becoming a Hoosier over 14 years ago, I have been privileged to be a part of amazing partnerships between schools, community, business, and philanthropy to make a significant impact in the lives of youth. Together, we are stronger, and it is in this spirit that I begin my work with LifeSmart Youth. The unprecedented times in which I am joining the organization is ripe with growth opportunities, and it’s very exciting.”
“We are thrilled to have Tammie taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer of LifeSmart Youth,” says Tami Earnhart, the Board President. “Tammie brings to the job an exceptional combination of corporate, advocacy, and fundraising leadership. Both the board and staff are impressed with her not-for-profit and leadership experience.”
Tammie began her career in the corporate sector at Duke Energy where she worked in Employee Relations Safety & Training, Community Affairs, Public Strategies, and Supplier Diversity roles. The last 15 years of her career have been spent in the not-for-profit sector, having served as Sr. Vice President of Public Strategies for The Indy Chamber and President & CEO of TeenWorks. Tammie is also a small business owner of Accent Interior Designs.
Tammie has served on numerous boards including The Indianapolis Urban League, The Mayor’s Crime Prevention Taskforce, Tangram, Indiana INTERNnet, The Indianapolis Legal Foundation, and The Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Tammie has been recognized for her accomplishments by the YMCA, National Council of 100 Black Women, and the Governor of Ohio for her work in Supplier Diversity.