Meet Charlyn Stanberry

Charlyn Stanberry is a lawyer, lobbyist, professor and servant leader based in Washington, DC. A sixth generation native of Jacksonville, FL, Charlyn was raised with a great-grandmother who instilled in her the importance of women’s empowerment, social justice and community impact. She lives by the quote from former Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm, “Service is the rent we pay for living on this earth.” 

Professionally, Charlyn is the Vice President of Government Relations for the National Association of Broadcasters, the voice for the nation’s television and radio broadcasters. She also serves as an adjunct professor for her alma mater, Florida International University. Previous experience includes serving as Chief of Staff and Legislative Director for Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, Vice President of External Affairs for Net Communications, Counsel for the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council and as Professional Staff for the Congressional Black Caucus.  

A community leader, she is the President-Elect for the Junior League of Washington, which has over 2,300 members. Within JLW she has served in a variety of roles including as the Strategic Sustainability Council Director, Ways and Means Council Director, Adult Community Placements Director and Leadership Institute Chair, to name a few. In addition, she represents JLW on the 2024 Leadership Greater Washington cohort.   

Furthermore, Charlyn serves on the Board of Governors for the National Bar Association, the nation’s oldest and largest global network of Black American attorneys and judges. Her other board service includes the White Dress Project, Inc., Public Affairs Council, FIU President’s Council, and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Corporate Advisory Council. Charlyn is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.  

She has been recognized for her work in her profession and within the community. She received the On The Rise—Top 40 Young Lawyers Award by the American Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and was named a Nation’s 40 Under 40 Best Advocate by the National Bar Association. Additionally, she has been named to the Top Lobbyists list for The Hill and the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics.  Other accolades include receiving the ICON Talks Visionary Award, being named an Outstanding Woman Lawyer in Politics by the National Bar Association’s Women Lawyers Division and receiving the Public Sector Award of Excellence by Women in Government Relations.  

Charlyn holds a J.D. from Florida International University’s College of Law and a B.S.B.A. and M.P.A. from the University of Central Florida.