Tam Hawkins is currently the President and CEO of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce. Prior to this role, she served as the Vice President of Corporate Engagement & Membership. Her background includes a primary concentration in Corporate Sales & Marketing management roles for some of the nation’s most admired companies. Although well versed in large corporate space, the local commercial real estate entrepreneur is also able to relate to small to medium business owners as well. The Dallas native’s volunteer commitments have been directly in line with her passion for the following local, national, and international organizations: Sickle Cell Disease Association Dallas Chapter, Special Events Chair; Literacy Instructions for Texans – Volunteer Teacher; Airline Ambassadors – United Nations Liaison; Susan G. Komen: Dallas Affiliates Chapter – Fundraising committee and a Mocha Moms Austin former board President. Tam is a board member of the East Austin Conservancy; a group committed to strengthening the fabric of East Austin by promoting affordable housing and economic diversity. She also serves on Austin Partners in Education and Ronal McDonald House Central Texas boards.
Hakeem Adewumi is currently the Special Projects & Communications Manager at the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce. Adewumi is an emerging artist from Dallas, Texas who uses photography and image-making as a form of storytelling. He has travelled to various countries throughout the African diaspora to build a comprehensive body of work that celebrates the diaspora. His work is informed by his personal and political identity that intersects at various points to shape a narrative that is provocative and affectionate. With a discerning eye, he aims to keep viewers seeing things they never expected to see; to keep us remembering things that are important to remember.
Stacey Kelly is currently the Office Manager & Executive Assistant to the President.
Stacey is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. She spent more than 15 years in the medical field. First, in direct patient care as a Cardiovascular Sonographer before moving to Medical Administration and Practice Management. Her commitment to community service and the arts are evident in her long term civic associations and active membership in The Links, Incorporated where she currently serves as Arts Facet Chair. Stacey enjoys spending quality time with her husband and children, baking and travel.
Neal Whetstone is currently an Intern for the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce. Hailing from Houston, Texas, Neal is an undergraduate political science major at St. Edward’s University. He is also a McNair Scholar with plans to pursue African-American studies and policy at the graduate level.