Founder and Principal Consultant
Tammi brings a strong combination of strategic thinking, project management and a collaborative mindset gained throughout her years of experience. She has diverse talent and experience through her leadership roles in education management, financial services, nonprofit management, political consulting, public policy and management consulting.
Before launching EnFocus Strategies, Tammi was the Chief Growth Officer at KIPP Houston Public Schools where she had oversight for community relations, development, government relations, marketing/PR and the overall District growth strategy. Prior to her role at KIPP, Tammi served as Chief of Staff and Campaign Manager to former Texas State Representative Ellen Cohen. She has also served as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Houston Equal Rights Alliance. In addition, Tammi has extensive experience in the financial services industry where she worked as Vice President for Bank of America/NationsBank, Project Manager at CheckFree Corporation, and Assistant Vice President at Mellon Mortgage.
Tammi has a deep history of community involvement and giving back. She is well respected as a local leader in the LGBTQ community where she has been involved in various volunteer roles for almost twenty years. In 2016, she was appointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner to serve on the City of Houston’s first LGBTQ Advisory Board. She was appointed to the City of Houston's Women and Minority-Owned Business Task Force. Tammi is a board member of the Montrose Management District and Co-Founder and Board Chair of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce. In addition, she serves as a board member and is a past Board Chair for the Hollyfield Foundation. Tammi is a past member of the Victory Fund Campaign Board and she co-chaired the 2015 and 2016 Victory Fund Houston Champagne Brunch, with both years resulting in groundbreaking fundraising records.
In prior years, Tammi has held positions in various organizations including Vice President, Hyde Park Civic Association, Board President, Houston Equal Rights Alliance, Vice President, Houston GLBT Political Caucus, and Board President-Townhouse Manor Homeowners Association. Other volunteer roles include serving as a panelist for the NFL’s Business Connect program during Business Connect Pitch Day, business plan advisor for the Houston Community College (HCC)-Newspring Business Plan Competition and student resume advisor for University of Houston-Downtown College of Business. Tammi is a graduate of Leadership Houston, Class XXVIII.