Meet Our Officers & Directors


Robert A. Wislow, Chairman
Chairman, CBRE/U.S. Equities Realty

Wendy Berger
President, WBS Equities

David R. Casper
President and Chief Executive Officer, BMO Harris Bank

Michelle L. Collins
President, Cambium, LLC

Michael Fassnacht
CEO & President, FCB Chicago

Jose Martinez, Treasurer
TalentRISE, Managing Director

Trisha Rooney
President, R4Services, Inc.

Bruce Sagan, Secretary
Publisher, Herald Newspapers, Inc.

Cindy Pritzker, Chairman Emerita
Civic Leader

Rahm Emanuel, Honorary Chairman
Mayor, City of Chicago


Jodi Block
Civic Leader

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

Marcy R. Carlin
Vice President, Essex Investment Management

Esther Choy
Founder & Chief Story Facilitator, Leadership Story Lab

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

Monique Brinson Demery
Historian & Author

David Dohnalek
Senior Vice President and Treasurer, The Boeing Company, & Chairman, Boeing Capital Corporation

Deirdre C. Drake
SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, US Cellular Corporation

Paul H. Dykstra
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

Linda Filler
President, Retail Products & Chief Merchandising Officer, Walgreens (Retired)

Graham C. Grady
Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

Jacqueline Griesdorn
Educator, Francis Parker School

Suren Gupta
EVP, Technology & Operations, The Allstate Corporation

David F. Heroy
Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Leslie S. Hindman
President and CEO, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Shobi Khan
President & COO, General Growth Properties, INC

David Kenzer
President, Kenzer & Company

Donna LaPietra
Executive Vice President, Kurtis Productions

Roger Liew
Operating Partner, Impact Engine

Cheryl Mayberry McKissack
Founder & CEO, Nia Enterprises LLC

Carlette McMullan
Principal, William Blair & Company, LLC

Sheila Owens
VP Economic Development, ComEd

Linda Johnson Rice
Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company, LLC

Michelle Rindt
VP, Customer Service, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

Allen C. (Kelly) Ryan IV
Partner, Kirkland & Ellis

Mary Lee Schneider
President & CEO, SG360°

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

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

Cherryl Thomas
President & CEO, Ardmore Associates

Marcus Wedner
Co-Managing Partner, CIVC Partners

Michael Wilson
KPMG, LLC, Principal, Risk Management

Dina Yaghmai Payvar, MD
Co-Director, Physicians Laser & Dermatology Institute, Northwestern University

Life Directors

John L. Brennan
Head, Private Wealth Management, William Blair & Company LLC

James R. Donnelley
General Partner, Ampersand, Reset & South Eastern LP

James F. Feldstein
President, Charles R. Feldstein & Company, Inc

Marshall Field
Chairman, The Old Mountain Company

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

J. Ira Harris
J.I. Harris & Associates

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

Ella D. Strubel
Managing Director, EllaQuent Designs

Audrey Bables Tuggle
Civic Leader

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