Meet our 2024 Library Foundation Award honorees.

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, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

President

Jacquelyn Becker, Upwork

Vice President

Jillian Craig, Edelman

Chair of Events

Adoley Jordan, SOS Children’s Villages

Chair of Development

Steven Mahr, City of Chicago

Chair of Membership

Associate Board Members

  • Ariane Andrade
    Cooley LLP
  • Alexis Aria
    GoHealth
  • Jenn Asai
    FCB Chicago
  • Elizabeth Astrup
    Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Shai Basys
    Cisco
  • Nick Casto
    Ice Miller LLP
  • Jillian Craig
    Edelman
  • Jenna Drenten
    Loyola University Chicago
  • Ella Leitman Dixon
    American Planning Association
  • Kristen Evans
    The Embedded Group
  • Ashley Falcon
    Meta
  • Madeleine Fawcett
    Nuveen
  • Megan Fett
    Postscript
  • Alejandra Flores
    Elevate
  • Jacob Ford
    McDonald’s Corporation
  • Brett Geschke
    Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • Christina Gilligan
    LiveRamp
  • Christina Ginardi
    Northwestern University
  • Mary Grady
    BMO Harris Bank
  • Alex Harris
    Meta
  • Mariya Ilieva
    CIBC Bank USA
  • Alanna Jackson
    Lume Deodorant
  • Shana Jackson
    JPMorgan Chase
  • Betty Kang
    Amazon
  • Juliette Kelly
    Bain & Company
  • Madison Knobloch
    EDF Renewables
  • Nick Lee
    Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
  • Patrick McGrath
    Chicago Trading Company
  • Eugene Minon
    Clarity Partners
  • Scott Nunez
    Aulos Capitol
  • Shannon Pesek
    APCO Worldwide
  • Rachel Pustejovsky
    Lettuce Entertain You
  • Sruti Ramadugu
    Meta
  • Nia Robinson
    Chicago Sky
  • Nathalie Rosado-Ortiz
    Rush University Medical Center
  • Kevin Schafer
    Chicago Transit Authority
  • Kayley Shomers
    Inspire11
  • Alexis Siegel
    Schuler Scholar Program
  • Joan Smedinghoff
    Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • Patrick Sullivan
    Quantitative Risk Management
  • Audrey Tapling
    University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
  • Emily Thies
    Baird
  • Will Vorbrich
    Mondelēz International
  • Rita Williams
    PNC Bank
  • Darcy Young
    Freelance
  • Jessica Zhang
    Helix Technology Partners

Relive Night in the Stacks!

Our Associate Board’s party in the Library was a success, raising more than $125,000 for lifelong learning at CPL.