The lessons she learned as a salesperson at Sheetz has made Tammy Barnes the leader she is today. As the current director of operations for the state advocacy office at the American Psychological Association, she always uses past experience to better serve members.
Director of Operations, State Advocacy Office
American Psychological Association
Tammy Barnes began her working life as a cashier at Kmart right after she got her work permit at 15. Even today, as director of operations for the state advocacy office at the American Psychological Association, she uses lessons from her previous jobs to better serve her members. Here are highlights from her career journey.
When that door of opportunity opens to you and you get in, reach back and pull someone up with you.—Tammy Barnes, American Psychological Association
1999–2002 Cashier at Kmart
2002–2006 Salesperson at Sheetz
2006 Intern at the White House in the Office of the First Lady
2007–2010 Policy Assistant, Public Interest and Science Government Relations Offices at the American Psychological Association (APA)
2010–2011 Program Coordinator, Office on Socioeconomic Status at APA
2011– Director of Operations, State Advocacy Office at APA