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  • Immediate Past Chair
  • Marketing and Development Committee, Chair

Sylvia Ewing

Sylvia Ewing serves as the Strategic Communications, Marketing, and Outreach Director at Elevate Energy. Sylvia has worked on both sides of the microphone, helping nonprofits communicate effectively, implement strategic plans, manage change, and produce events and as an award-winning journalist. She was formerly an adjunct professor at Columbia College Chicago, teaching courses on Leadership and Management in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department. Sylvia has developed accessible affordable housing and worked for positive change in reproductive rights, and in public education. As a consultant she has produced videos, successful public and private events at venues around the city, and raised significant revenue for her clients and employers. Sylvia can be seen on WTTW and around the country as an on-air television host for PBS fundraising specials.

Sylvia has a focus on the use of appreciative inquiry, mission and value-based communications and meeting people where they are. Sylvia is an inductee in The HistoryMakers African American archives for media. Sylvia is a certified meditation teacher and the author of Comfort and Joy: Stories of Hope Meditations for Happiness. She is also a popular moderator and keynote speaker, reaching thousands of people each year on behalf of various civic and cultural groups.