Jimalta Hunter

Executive Director
Harold Washington Cultural Center

Meet the Executive Director of the Harold Washington Cultural Center


Area of Expertise

Professional Credentials

National Association of Black Female Executive in Music Entertainment, Women in Public Policy, National Association of Women Business Owners, Business and Professional Women Organization, National Association of
Business Economics, Marketing Opportunities for Blacks in Business and Entertainment, Association for Contingency Planners, National Alliance for Media, Arts and Culture.
Jimalita Tillman is a recent recipient of the 40 under 40 game changers
award, and was recognized by the Congressional Black Caucus for her
contribution to live musical theater and performing arts in Chicago.
Jimalita is the writer of Cooley High The Musical, Miracle on 47th
Street, One Mic and Broadway Soul.

She attended DePaul University with studies in Theater Management /International Marketing. Jimalita has received training in theater operation from North Shore Country Day School, Black Ensemble Theater, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, and ETA Theater. She is currently studying Board Development at University of Chicago Graham School of Business and Philanthropy and Non-Profit at Northwestern University.

She is a Member of the National Association of Theater Owners,
International Association of Theatre for Children Young People, Black
Storyteller’s Alliance, National Association of Youth Theatres (UK),
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., the African American Arts Alliance and the League of Chicago Theatres. She was also recognized at the Congressional Black Caucus for her dedication and commitment to arts advocacy.A multi-lingual whose volunteerism is recognized in Ghana, London, and Brazil, Jimalita is also the executive producer of the “Broadway in Bronzeville Series” at HWCC; Member of the League of Chicago Theater, and the green theater alliance. In addition that she is board member of Eye on Concussions, Red Hot Board of Primo Center for Women and Children; member of Transformation Church; and mother to Dorothy Jean, II.

Community Involvement