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Myetie H. Hamilton, President

Myetie H. Hamilton, President

Myetie Hamilton brings over 25 years of experience leading innovative change in Chicago’s education, non-profit, and public sectors. Myetie is the Chief Executive Officer of Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC), the region’s premier civic leadership development organization. She is the first Black woman to hold this role and is responsible for leading the organization to greater levels of strategic influence, impact, and innovation as the region’s premier organization for fostering and growing civic leadership. Before joining LGC, Myetie served most recently as the Executive Director of City Year Chicago where she led the largest site of AmeriCorps Members across the national organization. 

Prior to joining City Year, she served as Executive Director of EPIC Academy, a public charter high school on the far southeast side of Chicago where she led organizational strategy and vision, fundraising, external relations, and board engagement. Myetie had an extensive career with Chicago Public Schools (CPS), where she served as Deputy Chief of Schools for Network 9, managing transformation efforts for twenty-eight schools in Chicago’s Woodlawn, Bronzeville, and Hyde Park communities. She also held positions in CPS as Deputy Chief of Staff in the CEO’s Office and Chief of School Support Services for the District. Myetie is a Commissioner for the Public Building Commission of Chicago. She also serves as Vice-Chair for the Provident Foundation and is a Board member of the Museum of Science and Industry and Field Museum.

Myetie has been acknowledged by Crain’s Chicago Business as a Notable Leader in Community Development, by lifestyle media outlet Make It Better as one of Chicago’s 38 Top Black Women of Impact, and was a 2018 recipient of the Chicago Defender Women of Excellence Award. Myetie holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Alabama A&M University, a master’s degree in public administration from Illinois Institute of Technology, and is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow Class of 2016. 

Myetie was appointed as President of the Chicago Park District Board in February 2022.

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