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Associate Board

The Chicago Public Library Foundation Associate Board are young professionals dedicated to the lifelong pursuit of learning and discovery for all. Associate Board members are committed to engaging Chicago’s young professional community as supporters of─and ambassadors for─the Library.

The Associate Board 2022-23 Leadership Committee

Andre Smith, McDermott Will & Emery

President

Melinda Kennedy, Publishing and Marketing Communications Professional

Vice President

Adoley Jordan, The Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Chair of Development

Sarah M. Diller, Rotary International

Chair of Events

Jacquelyn Becker, Upwork

Chair of Membership

Associate Board Members

  • Khadija Ali
    Office of Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul
  • Ariane Andrade
    Cooley LLP
  • Jacquelyn Becker
    Upwork
  • Ellen Berce Hindmarch
    Conagra
  • Nick Casto
    Ice Miller LLP
  • Jillian Craig
    Edelman
  • Isabeau Dasho
    University of Chicago
  • Naja Edwards
    McKinsey & Company
  • Kristen Evans
    RLM Media
  • Nicole Fedinets
    Spotify
  • Gabrielle Foster
    US HUD
  • Brett Geschke
    Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • Christina Ginardi
    Northwestern University
  • Jonathan Giroux
    Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Mary Grady
    BMO Harris Bank
  • Jennifer Hugenberg
    Invenergy LLC
  • Zachary lacovino
    Vedder Price P.C.
  • Taby Katz
    McMaster-Carr Supply Co.
  • Kyle Leland Bakhshi
    William Blair
  • John Longman
    DoorDash
  • Patrick McGrath
    Chicago Trading Company
  • Eugene Minon
    Clarity Partners
  • Avani Narang
    Indus Management Group
  • Tara Ounan
    Ferrara
  • Shannon Pesek
    APCO Worldwide
  • Sruti Ramadugu
    Meta
  • Ashley Ramchandani
    Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago
  • Kevin Schafer
    Chicago Transit Authority
  • Kevin Sherlock
    SpotHero, Inc.
  • Joan Smedinghoff
    Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • DeAnna Smith
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Patrick Sullivan
    Quantitative Risk Management
  • Audrey Tapling
    University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
  • Katie Owens Uelk
    UChicago Impact
  • Will Vorbrich
    MBA Candidate, University of Chicago
  • Mary Eileen Wells
    Miller Shakman & Beem LLP
  • Jessica Westerkamp
    Allstate
  • Rita Williams
    PNC Bank

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