Jihan Bibb joined the 1871 events team in November 2015. Her duties include managing events, meeting space inquiries and organizing 1871’s weekly TGIF networking events.
With a passion for giving back, Jihan has spent the majority of her career working for non-profits. Prior to joining the 1871 team, Jihan was the Director of Special Events for the Arthritis Foundation in Peoria, IL where she coordinated races and fundraising events. Before that, Jihan was the Membership Specialist Lead for the Girl Scouts of Central Illinois.
She began her career in hospitality, overseeing events for Stoney Creek Inn hotel in Peoria, and graduated from Bradley University with a bachelor of science degree in communication – public relations and minors in sociology and women’s studies.
As a Chicagoland native, Jihan is excited to be back in the Windy City. As an event planner with an entrepreneur’s spirit, she is thrilled to be part of the 1871 team.