Meet Our Officers & Directors


Robert A. Wislow, Chairman
Co-Founder, Parkside Realty, Inc.

Wendy Berger
President, WBS Equities

David R. Casper
President, Chief Executive Officer & Group Head Commercial Banking, BMO Harris Bank

Marcy R. Carlin
Senior Vice President, Essex Investment Management

Michael Fassnacht
Chief Marketing Officer, City of Chicago

Linda Filler, Civic Leader

Jose Martinez, Treasurer
Managing Partner, DHR International

Bruce Sagan, Secretary
Publisher, Herald Newspapers, Inc.

Cindy Pritzker, Chairman Emerita
Civic Leader


Heather Alger
Managing Director, PNC Capital Markets

Margaret Baczkowski
Senior Broker, @properties

Jodi Block
Civic Leader

Kathleen Boege
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Security, Wintrust

Esther Choy
Founder & President, Leadership Story Lab

Michelle Collins
President, Cambium, LLC

Monique Brinson Demery
Historian & Author

Deirdre C. Drake
Executive Vice President, Chief People Officer, Hear of Corporate Communications & Corporate Director, US Cellular Corporation

Angela Euston
Director of Member Relations, Independent Medical Co-op

Jennifer Friedes
Civic Leader; Independent Writing & Editing Professional

Graham C. Grady
Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Jacqueline Griesdorn
Educator, Francis Parker School

Suren Gupta
Executive Vice President, Technology & Operations, The Allstate Corporation

Francia Harrington
Civic Leader

Adam Hecktman
Director of Technology & Civic Innovation for Chicago, Microsoft

Steve Hendry
Special Advisor, Access Entertainment

David F. Heroy
Independent Counsel

Adam Hoeflich
Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

DeLu Jackson
Vice President, Precision Marketing, Conagra Brands

Archana Kumar
Chief Operating Officer, Asset Management, Northern Trust

Andrew Ladd
Strategist, Upstream Thinking

Donna LaPietra
Executive Vice President, Kurtis Productions

Roger Liew
Operating Partner, Impact Engine

Bryan Logan
Partner, McKinsey & Company

Cheryl Mayberry McKissack
Founder & CEO, Nia Enterprises LLC

Carlette McMullan
Principal, William Blair & Company, LLC

Trisha Mowbray
Attorney, Jones Day

Joseph Nigro
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Exelon

Andrés Ordonéz
Chief Creative Officer, FCB

Sheila Owens
Director, Donor Relations, Boys and Girls Hope Illinois

Linda Johnson Rice
Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company, LLC

Randy Rivera
Executive Director, FinTEx
Founder & Principal, Keen Advisors

Trisha Rooney
President, R4 Services, Inc.

Andrea Sáenz
Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Community Trust

Mary Lee Schneider
Civic Leader

Rodd M. Schreiber
Retired Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mark Sproat
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary, Follett Corporation

Lawrence P. Szumski
Vice President, Customer Relations, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

Cherryl Thomas
President & CEO, Ardmore Roderick Associates

Elizabeth Tulach, CFA, CPA
Deputy Chief Investment Officer, The Boeing Company

Michael Wilson
Principal, KPMG LLC

Suzanne Yoon
Founder & Principal, Kinzie Capital Partners

Life Directors

John L. Brennan
Partner, Head of Investment Counseling, William Blair & Company LLC

Rocco J. deGrasse, J.D.
Managing Director, The Claro Group

Paul H. Dykstra
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Sondra B. Epstein
Civic leader

James F. Feldstein
President, Feldstein Company, LLC

Marshall Field
Chairman, The Old Mountain Company

Stanley M. Freehling
Adivsory Director, Lehman Bros (Retired)

J. Ira Harris
J.I. Harris & Associates

Leslie S. Hindman
President & CEO, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

James H. Lowry
Senior Advisor, Boston Consulting Group

John Rau
President & CEO, Miami Corporation

Frank A. Rossi
Chairman, FAR Holdings Co., LLC

Charlie A. Schrock
President & CEO, Integrys Energy Group, Inc. (Retired)

Maureen Dwyer Smith
Civic Leader

Linda J. Stephans
Institutional Consulting Director & Managing Director, Graystone Consulting

Ella D. Strubel
Managing Director, EllaQuent Designs

Audrey Bables Tuggle
Civic Leader

Dia S. Weil
President, CEO and Director, Mercantec, Inc.

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