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Front Page - Friday, March 4, 2022

Steward to serve as chief equity officer


Tamara Steward will serve as Chattanooga’s first chief equity officer. She will lead the Department of Equity and Community Engagement and will report to Mayor Tim Kelly.

Steward will also oversee efforts to stimulate inclusion and diversity in city government, engage philanthropic partners, drive supplier diversity programs and work to close communication gaps within our community.

A native Chattanoogan, Steward previously served as a leader in human resources at TVA, where she spearheaded projects across the federal agency and led efforts in human resources, financial services, external relations, emergency management and diversity and inclusion.

Before TVA, Steward was the community outreach manager for Hamilton Health Care System.

Steward was also president of the board of directors of A Step Ahead Chattanooga, served on the economic opportunity committee for the Mayor’s Council for Women and was appointed to the board of directors for CARTA, where she was elected vice chair.

Steward graduated from Girls Preparatory School, received her Bachelor of Science in sociology from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and earned her MBA from Bryan College.

She is also a certified project management professional through the Project Management Institute.

Source: Chattanooga Mayor Tim Kelly