Board of Directors
Thomas (he|him) has a passion to connect people with the resources they need to pursue their goals. As a Board Member with the Chamber, he aims to foster connections between members and promote economic opportunities for LGBTQ+ business owners and leaders, as well as the broader LGBTQ+ community.
Thomas has over 15 years of working in Human Resources across various industries with expertise in talent strategies and in helping business leaders translate their version into action. He is the founder of two businesses, EconomiWorks, a platform for businesses to find help with their projects, and ListenWerks, a production company focused on supporting storytellers and artists. Thomas is also the Talent Acquisition Manager at an energy company and an adjunct management faculty member at a local university.
Thomas believes in the old saying "work hard, play hard," so when he's looking for inspiration on how to satisfy all the many stakeholders of his many ventures, he enjoys time with his husband and two daughters, friends, and dogs, as well as "relaxing" while running, swimming, and podcasting about LGBTQ+ history. He is the host of the podcast, "Let's Talk About Gay Stuff," which discusses historical events and people in LGBTQ+ history & culture.
Check out our Board Member Spotlight with Thomas on the Chamber Blog.
Stephen Miranda is a Senior Vice President and Private Client Advisor with Bank of America Private Bank in Houston, Texas. He works closely with high net worth individuals, families, and institutions around the country to build and execute comprehensive wealth planning strategies. He leads a team of specialists to develop customized credit, portfolio management, trust and estate planning, banking, philanthropy, and nonprofit advisory solutions, and partners with Bank of America’s Global Commercial and Business Banking groups to provide holistic advice and comprehensive support for business owners and C-suite executives, and their companies.
Prior to joining Bank of America, Stephen was a Vice President with JP Morgan. He is a native Houstonian, a proud graduate of the University of Oklahoma, and an Eagle Scout.
In addition to his professional commitments, Stephen serves on the Houston Advisory Board for Shelters to Shutters – a national organization that transitions individuals and families out of homelessness to economic self-sufficiency by providing full time employment, housing, and career training – and on the Board of Directors of the JD Doyle Archives, one of the largest independent LGBTQ+ historical collections in the world. He is an active member of Bank of America’s PRIDE Employee Resource Group, the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce, and recently completed his term on the Board of Trustees of the Houston LGBTQ+ Political Caucus, the oldest LGBT civil rights organization in the South, where he continues to be an active voice for change.
Check out our Volunteer of the Year Spotlight with Stephen on the Chamber Blog here.
Tiffany (she|her) is the Founder and President of REFUGE Marketing & Consulting, an LGBTBE® certified firm. REFUGE is celebrating 13 years as Houston's "Safe Haven for Small Business". REFUGE Marketing & Consulting was created to serve as a strategic marketing resource for businesses. They help businesses grow through all aspects of digital marketing including Branding, Website Design and Development, Content Creation, Online Advertising, Email Marketing, and Search Engine Optimization (SEO). REFUGE also provides marketing consulting, training and coaching services to help businesses improve their internal marketing efforts.
A Houston native, Tiffany is passionate about her local community and most importantly local businesses. Tiffany has 25 years of marketing experience with almost 20 of them focusing on Digital Media and Marketing. She runs REFUGE with her wife Simone DiSalvo. They both reside in the Heights with their daughter and two rescue pups.
Tiffany is part of the Founding Leadership Council of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce and winner of the Chamber's 2018 Volunteer of the Year Award. In the past, she served on HRC's National Board of Governors and in several positions on the Houston Steering Committee, including three years as Gala Tri-Chair. Tiffany is a Co-Chair of the Marketing & Communications Committee.
Check out our Board Member Spotlight with Tiffany on the Chamber Blog.
Tammi (she|her) is a Co-Founder and the President & CEO of the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce. Her passion for economic inclusion focused on the LGBTQ+ Business Community has been a driving force in the Chamber's growth since the launch of the organization in 2016.
In recognition of the progress made in advancing the Greater Houston LGBT Chamber of Commerce’s strategic goals and the need to dedicate resources to achieve the longer-term vision for the organization, the Board of Directors named Tammi to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer to lead, manage, and execute day-to-day operations. This appointment recognized Tammi’s many years of volunteer work with the Chamber behind the scenes at the local, state, and national levels, where she has been dedicated to bringing visibility to the LGBTQ+ Business Community.
Previously, Tammi was the Chief Growth Officer at KIPP Houston Public Schools. 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 (HERA), a nonprofit focused on voter education, coalition building and advocacy on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. In addition, Tammi has over twelve years of 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 utilizes her cross-sector experience to make a difference through her community involvement with various organizations. Currently, Tammi serves on the board of the Hollyfield Foundation and Montrose Management District as well as on the National LGBT Chamber (NGLCC) Affiliate Chamber Leadership Council representing the Southern region. In 2016, she was appointed by Mayor Sylvester Turner to serve on the City of Houston’s first LGBTQ+ Advisory Board and in 2021 to serve on the inaugural Houston Women’s Commission.
In 2022, she was appointed by Harris County Commissioner’s Court to serve on the inaugural Harris County Women’s Commission. Tammi is a past member of the Victory Fund Campaign Board and she co-chaired the 2015 and 2016 Victory Fund Houston Champagne Brunch resulting in record-breaking fundraising to help elect LGBTQ+ candidates across the country.
Tammi has been a leader in the LGBTQ+ community for over two decades. She has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal as a Diversity in Business Awards Honoree. In 2019, she was recognized by BEQ magazine as a Legacy Leader in the LGBTQ+ community. Tammi has been recognized as OutSmart Magazine’s Gayest & Greatest Award for Female Business Person, Most Prominent Female Activist and Favorite Female Community Hero and she was named Female Grand Marshal of the Houston Pride Parade in 2011 in recognition of her leadership and activism on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community.