Chynna S Hampton is the Equity Director for Climate Jobs Illinois, a union led initiative that has successfully passed legislation to ensure the work is continuance in ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion for good paying union jobs in the clean energy sector. Hampton has worked to ensure that individuals and community organizations across the state of Illinois have access and opportunity to training and job readiness skills for unionized careers in clean energy. Prior to her role with CJI, Hampton was the Director of Workforce Development at HIRE360, where she ensured that Chicagoland’s construction unions and general contractors connected communities to opportunities in construction. Before joining HIRE360, Hampton was the Senior Project Manager for the Chicago Transit Authority’s Workforce Initiatives, where she most notably managed the workforce development on CTA’s largest construction project to date valued at $2.1 Billion dollars. Hampton earned her Master’s In Public Administration from Walden University, and her bachelors in Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago.