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Cheron Corbett

Cheron Corbett is a globally adept senior executive with c-suite level experience in providing strong leadership, federal, state and local government influence, regulatory compliance, innovative market leading strategies and key stakeholder collaboration in the private and public sectors. As a native of the South Side of Chicago, Ms. Corbett served as Deputy Chief of Operations for the 2nd largest public housing authority in the U.S., the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). In 2016, she received the Chicago’s Defender 2016 Women of ExcellenceAward for providing leadership and organizational process improvements within CHA; while inspiring others through vision, exceptional achievement and the ability to increase operations within government.

Course Offered: MPS 572 – Poverty, Inequality, and Public Policy

Previously, Corbett served as the former V.P. of Operations at Bank of America, Corp. (BAC), and received top recognition from the CEO for streamlined innovative real estate improvements; while leading the operations of the 2012 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Additionally, her position served as a liaison to oversee the financial literacy programming and educational advancement of students for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools System, KIPP-Charlotte and Citizens In Schools partnerships. In 2008, as V.P. for Transactions & Investments at Bank of America, Ms. Corbett oversaw the management of U.S. and international commercial assets up to 25M sq. ft. including: BAC’s operational budget, contract negotiations, human capital, financial operations, leasing and the dispositions/acquisitions of the corporate real estate portfolio.

In 2014, Cheron Corbett launched Efficient Process Implementation, L.L.C., (EPI) the fastest growing small minority, women-owned business offering Fortune 100 corporations and government entities services for: human capital performance management, procurement strategy, streamlined organizational process improvements, professional consulting management advisory services, and innovative technology-based solutions. EPI has U.S. office locations in Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Nashville and an international footprint due to its recent expansion to Hyderabad, India.

In addition to her professional experience, Ms. Corbett’s educational background includes: Nonprofit Management study at Harvard University Extension, Master of City & Regional Planning-University of Memphis, Masters of Corporate Real Estate (MCR) designation, Six Sigma Certification, Rutgers University Certification Executive Director Education Program (EDEP), and a Bachelor of Science in Speech Communications from Tennessee State University. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.

Ms. Corbett remains committed to ensuring that all individuals regardless of their social economic class, gender, race, sexuality, disability and age are not marginalized within society; but instead provided an equal opportunity to achieve their highest potential in life. This potential is inclusive of effective housing policies, a commitment to social justice, key stakeholder partnerships and access to safe, sustainable, and affordable communities.​