Martha P. Farmer (Austell, Georgia) is the Founding/Executive Director of Leadership America. In 1982, Martha was named as the Founding Director of Leadership Women, where she rapidly translated LW’s vision and commitment. She consulted in the creation of women’s leadership programs across the nation. From 2000-09, as President of Martha P. Farmer & Assoc., Martha provided consultation to a national client base that included A Presidential Classroom for Young Americans; KLRU public television, Austin; College of Communications, University of Texas; The American Shakespeare Center in Virginia, and United Ways of TX. As a founding member of the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Executive Nurse Fellows Program, she was instrumental in the development of this leadership program for the nation’s top executive nurse leaders. Martha, a Founding Consultant to The Women’s Museum, served as National Director of the original capital campaign and as a National Consultant. In 2009, Martha returned as Leadership America’s Executive Director. In addition, Martha has served as Interim Executive Director of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and Interim VP for Institutional Advancement, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary. Her commitment to volunteer service and leadership extends to regional and nationals roles. Martha is a member of the Georgia Chapter of the International Women’s Forum and was the recipient of IWF’s “A woman Who Makes a Difference” award. Leadership California recognized Martha with their organization’s Service Award. Martha is also a sustaining member of the Junior League.