Juanita Hardy has a passion for fostering healthy, thriving, and equitable places to live, work, learn and play through her work with individuals and businesses. Hardy has over 45 years of business experience, including 31 years with IBM, where she retired in 2005, and over 35 years in the arts as a nonprofit leader, trustee, collector, and patron of the arts.
Hardy was Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking for Urban Land Institute (2016-2018), a global non-profit committed to responsible land use. She now serves as a consultant for ULI on Creative
Hardy founded Tiger Management Consulting Group after retiring from IBM, a global training and business consulting services firm. She has been an executive coach for Right Management, a global human capital development firm, since 2006. Hardy’s client portfolio includes both for profit and non-profit organizations.
Hardy is the former Executive Director of CulturalDC (2013-2015), a nonprofit committed to making space for artists and art organizations and fostering cultural and economic vibrancy in communities through its creative placemaking services. She co- founded Millennium Arts Salon, an art education initiative, in 2000. Hardy was recognized by the Washington Business Journal as a Minority Business Leader in 2010.
Hardy is an accomplished writer and public speaker. Her articles and essays have appeared in magazines and journals in the US and abroad. Her recent writing includes a tetralogy of articles on creative placemaking in Urban Land magazine.
Hardy serves on the board of the Mosaic Theatre Company, a non-profit theatre company based in Washington, DC. Recently she joined the board of the Mid Atlantic Art Foundation based in Baltilmore, MD, which provides support and funding for arts programming in states that comprise the mid-atlantic region. Previously, she served on the board for ArtTable (2016-2019), a national non-profit for women professionals in the arts based in New York City. Hardy is an avid collector of fine art and, since 1985, and has acquired many works on paper, canvas, sculptures, as well as traditional African art.