Joi O. Chaney
Executive Director of the Washington Bureau and Senior Vice President, Policy and Advocacy
National Urban League
Joi is a domestic legal policy expert, political strategist, and former Chief of Staff to United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. After leaving the Senate, she relaunched J.O.I. Strategies, a consulting firm that develops strategies for organizations and companies seeking to achieve Justice, Opportunity, and Inclusion for America's underserved communities, beginning with women and persons of color.
Previously, Joi served as Director of Equal Pay Today, a Project of Equal Rights Advocates, and Senior Policy Counsel at Equal Rights Advocates where she focused on strategies to close the long-standing gender and racial wage gap and engage new constituencies in the fight for equal pay. Over a twenty-year career, Joi has held senior roles in the Obama Administration, as a senior advisor to the Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee (Senate DPC), and the American Constitution Society for Law & Policy. Joi began her career at the former Baach Robinson & Lewis PLLC and the Democratic National Committee. She is a graduate of Howard University and Harvard Law School.