Kamaria Campbell Brings Enthusiasm for Lifelong Learning to Chicago
Kamaria Campbell is a self-described “lifelong learner” with “a strong bias for action.” It’s no surprise, then, that The Junior League’s emphasis on training and meaningful community impact through volunteer action resonated when she joined the Junior League of Chicago eight years ago.
In both her volunteer work and her professional life as a technology consultant, Campbell gravitates toward giving existing programs and processes new life, as well as developing new initiatives. While serving on her League’s Project Development Committee, she was a member of a working group that rethought New Member placement and ultimately made recommendations for a new first-year placement combining community, fundraising, and social experiences. As Co-Vice President of her League’s new Technology Committee, Campbell established processes for website updates, surveyed leaders to understand technology needs and goals, and drove adoption of key League tools like Microsoft 365 and DocuSign. She also led the development of a new process and long-term strategy for improving the Junior League of Chicago’s community partner evaluation as a member of her League’s Strategic Planning Committee. Last League year, Campbell was honored by the Junior League of Chicago with the Starburst award for her contributions as Vice President of Technology and her work on the Strategic Planning Committee.
One thing Campbell is consistently inspired by is her League’s work in the literacy arena. The Junior League of Chicago defines literacy broadly to include reading, writing, math, computer skills, and managing personal finances. “I’m passionate about education and skills development,” she says. “I’ve spent my entire career working in technology and have supported projects professionally focused on ensuring people of all backgrounds have the skills needed to succeed in technology careers. I love that I can combine this professional interest with my work in the League.”
Outside of her League, Campbell spearheaded the organization of the World Information Architecture Day conference three years in a row for user experience professionals in Chicago. She was recognized as one of the top 50 techies to know in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business for her leadership with this event. Campbell is also active in Toastmasters International, where she was President and Vice President of Public Relations of her club and earned her Distinguished Toastmasters award, the nonprofit’s highest level of educational achievement, recognizing the leadership roles she has held across Chicago clubs.
Through all of these experiences, Campbell has “applied the knowledge and skills that I’ve gained through the League in my professional life as well as other volunteer groups.”