Mia Mendez

Tollway Program Manager and Administrator

Mia Sara Mendez currently serves as the Illinois Tollway Technical Assistance Program Manager and Administrator at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC).

Her role is to educate, train and prepare small and diverse firms to compete for opportunities on the Tollway system; assisting them with coaching work scope and capacity building, client engagement towards procurement opportunities, and bid activities.

Previously, she was the U.S. DOT Great Lakes Region Project Coordinator for the Small Business Transportation Resource Center (SBTRC). Her role was assisting the SBTRC Director in day-to-day responsibilities such as client outreach, scheduling client meetings, and phone calls, and creating awareness about the Women In Transportation Initiative.

Mia received her undergraduate degree from Dominican University in May of 2021. During her undergrad, she was an executive board member and president of the Organization of Latin American students. Her five-plus years of client relations experience have fueled her passion for helping others.

Mia has had social media internships with small Chicago businesses and was able to help grow their social media presence, as well as increase their target audience. Mia’s hobbies include fitness, exploring new coffee shops, and watching the latest runway shows.

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