Tiffany Hamel-Johnson rejoined World Business Chicago (WBC) in November 2017, bringing a unique blend of experience in the private, public and non-profit sectors to drive strategic change. In her role as executive vice president of strategy and administration 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 with a focus on corporate headquarters and the financial, insurance and real estate sectors.
Prior to returning to WBC, Tiffany served as an assistant and deputy chief neighborhood development officer in former mayor Rahm Emanuel ‘s administration. There she worked with leadership from city departments and sister agencies as well as external partners and stakeholders to help drive strategic economic development investments throughout the city.
Before working in the Mayor’s Office, Tiffany served as senior vice president of strategy and community development and chief of staff to the ceo of the Chicago Urban League. Additional roles include: ceo of Windy City Harvest, senior vice president of Granite Development and development associate at Mesirow Stein Real Estate and Illinois Industrial Properties.
Currently Tiffany serves on the boards of Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, Landmarks Illinois and the Illinois Facilities Fund (IFF).
She received her bachelor’s degree in spanish from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a certification in economic development from the International Economic Development Council (formerly CUED).
A proud lifelong Chicagoan and Chicago public school graduate, Tiffany lives in Lakeview with her husband and son.