Meet the CEO is an ongoing fireside chat series dedicated to hearing the strategic vision, hopes, and roadblocks of new CEOs. This session will highlight Tamira Benitez, the first Executive Director of Diverse City Fund.
This event is for WRAG Members Only
Tamira Benitez is a near life-long Washingtonian who immigrated from El Salvador at 13.
Displaced from her country after a US-sponsored decade-long civil war, Tamira and her family found their first home in a rent-controlled efficiency apartment near Mt. Pleasant. She quickly realized her new city had resources, but these were inaccessible to poor residents like her.
Tamira brings over ten years of nonprofit experience, where she led teams in helping communities of color (the global majority) preserve affordable housing, start and grow their businesses, and create communities of opportunity. She also brings policy experience from her most recent work with Ward 4 Councilmember Janeese Lewis George and her work mobilizing communities to strengthen housing and immigrants’ rights.