Meet Our Officers & Directors


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

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

Michelle L. Collins
President, Cambium, LLC

Linda Filler, Civic Leader

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 Security, Wintrust

Esther Choy
Founder & President, Leadership Story Lab

Kathleen M. Cronin
Senior Managing Director, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, CME Group

Monique Brinson Demery
Historian & Author

Deirdre C. Drake
Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, US Cellular Corporation

Paul H. Dykstra
Partner, Ropes & Gray LLP

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

Michael Fassnacht
CEO & President, FCB Chicago

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
Executive leadership, Civic Engagement & Strategic Partnerships, Fifth Third Bank

David F. Heroy
Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP

Adam Hoeflich
Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP

DeLu Jackson
Vice President, Precision Marketing, Conagra Brands

David Kenzer
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary, HERE Technologies

Shobi Khan
President & COO, General Growth Properties

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
Vice President, Economic Development, ComEd

Linda Johnson Rice
Chairman, Johnson Publishing Company, LLC

Michelle Rindt
Vice President, Customer Service, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

Anne Daley Ryan, M.D.
Attending physician, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital

Andrea Sáenz
Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Community Trust

Mary Lee Schneider
President & CEO, SG360°

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

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

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

Cherryl Thomas
President & CEO, Ardmore Associates

Elizabeth Tulach, CFA, CPA
Managing Director, Investment Strategy, The Boeing Company

Marcus Wedner
Co-Managing Partner, CIVC Partners

Michael Wilson
Principal, KPMG LLC

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

Life Directors

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

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

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

Ella D. Strubel
Managing Director, EllaQuent Designs

Audrey Bables Tuggle
Civic Leader

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