Juanita Hardy

Advisory Board

Juanita Hardy is Founder and Managing Principal of Tiger Management Consulting Group, a business consulting services firm specializing in executive coaching for senior professionals and creative placemaking in the real estate industry.

Hardy has over 45 years of business experience, including 31 years with IBM, and over 35 years in the arts as a nonprofit leader, trustee, collector, and patron of the arts.

Formerly Senior Visiting Fellow for Creative Placemaking for Urban Land Institute (2016 - 2019), now consultant to ULI, Hardy has spoken extensively on creative placemaking to audiences across the U.S. and in Europe. Her articles and essays have appeared in magazines and journals in the U.S. and abroad. Her recent writing includes a pentalogy of articles on creative placemaking in Urban Land magazine. She is one of the authors of ULI’s 2020 Publication “Creative Placemaking – Sparking Development with Art and Culture.”

Hardy's IBM experience - spanning 31 years between 1974 until her retirement in 2005, includes leadership roles in software development, systems engineering, and management consulting.

Hardy has served/serves on many nonprofit boards since 1980 and co-founded Millennium Arts Salon, a non-profit art education initiative, in 2000. She has been an avid collector of fine art since 1985, and with her husband, Melvin Hardy, has acquired many works of art on paper, canvas, photography, sculpture and African Art.

Ms. Hardy received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Livingstone College. She did graduate work in Operations Research at George Washington University and is a 2006 graduate of the inaugural program, ACTiVATE - Achieving the Commercialization of Technology inVentures through Applied Training for Entrepreneurs, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.