Chanelle Hardy

Senior Vice President for Policy and Executive Director of the National Urban League Policy Institute

Chanelle Hardy is the National Urban League’s senior vice president for policy and the executive director of the National Urban League Policy Institute, the organization’s policy, research and advocacy arm in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hardy directs the League’s public policy strategy and advocacy efforts in the areas of housing, jobs and workforce development, health care and education. She also directs the Policy Institute’s research initiatives, and serves as editor-in-chief of The State of Black America, the League’s signature publication.

Before joining the Policy Institute, Ms. Hardy served as chief of staff and counsel to a former congressman who served on the House Ways and Means Committee and the Committee on House Administration.

Prior to her tenure on the Hill, Ms. Hardy was a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission, a policy fellow and legislative counsel at Consumers Union, and a fifth-grade teacher for Teach for America in Washington, D.C. Ms. Hardy received her JD from Howard University School of Law, where she finished fifth in her class, and was a member of the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team.

Ms. Hardy serves on the boards of the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and Excel Academy Public Charter School, the first all-girls public school in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Va.

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