New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce Honors Tanya Pope


Tanya Pope, Facilities Executive Director of Construction Business Services, was recognized as a 2012 Woman of Excellence on September 20th at the New Work Women's Chamber of Commerce (NYWCC) Annual Awards at Bridgewaters in lower Manhattan.  Tanya's efforts to provide "capacity building and strategic support to minority, women and locally-owned contractors and manage the University's Construction Mentorship Program" were cited among her many accomplishments.

Prior to joining Columbia earlier this year, Tanya served as Executive Director of Education and Corporate Programs at the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), one of Columbia's MWL Construction Trades Certificate Mentorship Program business partners. At SBS, she managed several educational programs for minority and women-owned businesses, including helping to grow the Columbia program into a national model for providing education and opportunities to MWL construction businesses.

Prior to SBS, Tanya founded and operated a consulting firm which developed business process strategies and corporate travel programs for media companies and small businesses. She was also Vice President of Travel Technology and Operations for MTV Networks/Viacom.

Tanya joins Facilities Vice President of Construction Business Services and Communications La-Verna Fountain, who was honored by the NYWCC last year as a 2011 Woman of Excellence.  Congratulations Tanya!