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 Leadership Austin, 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 Ronald McDonald House Central Texas boards.
LaGina R Harris is currently the Director of Membership and Special Projects at the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Stillman College in Health and Physical Education with a concentration in Adolescent Psychology and a Master of Science, Higher Education: Student Affairs. Her background includes roles in recruitment, events, training, education, and hospitality. In her eclectic roles, she has helped plan city-wide events and training, written curriculum for a nonprofit and an institution of Higher Education and facilitated employee/student full recruitment cycles. Well-versed in her professional experience, she is also committed to volunteering; philanthropy is her passion. Under her brand, she hosts Pop-up Art shows, fundraisers and volunteers with Whole Planet Foundation and serves as the Director of Events and on the Board for the Texas International Wine Competition.