Tiffany Hamel-Johnson rejoined WBC in November 2017, bringing a unique blend of experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors to drive strategic and organizational change. As Executive Vice President of Strategy for WBC, she supports the President and CEO with developing, implementing and executing WBC’s organizational and strategic priorities. From 2000 to 2004, she served as director of business development for the organization.
Prior to returning to WBC, Tiffany served as assistant to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, deputy chief neighborhood development officer for the City of Chicago. She worked with leadership from both city departments and sister agencies to support the increase of economic and neighborhood development investments throughout the city.
Before that, Tiffany previously served as senior vice president of strategy and community development for the Chicago Urban League, where she was responsible for the implementation and execution of the organization’s strategic plan and program management.
Tiffany has held various leadership roles within the private and philanthropic sectors, including CEO of Windy City Harvest, senior vice president of Granite Development and senior program officer for the Steans Family Foundation.
She has also managed a portfolio of industrial and office inventory totaling more than one million square feet and has worked as an associate with Baird & Warner and Mesirow Stein Real Estate companies, and a development analyst at Illinois Industrial Properties.
Additionally, Tiffany serves on the Board of Directors of Chicago Cook Workforce Partnerships and Landmarks Illinois.
Tiffany received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a certificate in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council.
A proud, lifelong Chicagoan and Chicago Public School graduate, Tiffany lives in Lakeview with her husband, Derrick and son, Miles.