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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, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner


Jacquelyn Becker, Upwork

Vice President

Sarah M. Diller Etim, Rotary International

Chair of Events

Adoley Jordan, The Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Chair of Development

Steven Mahr, Stifel Financial Corp

Chair of Membership

Associate Board Members

  • Ariane Andrade
    Cooley LLP
  • Alexis Aria
  • Jenn Asai
    FCB Chicago
  • Ellen Berce Hindmarch
  • Nick Casto
    Ice Miller LLP
  • Jillian Craig
  • Jenna Drenten
    Loyola University Chicago
  • Kristen Evans
    RLM Media
  • Ashley Falcon
  • Nicole Fedinets
  • Megan Fett
  • Brett Geschke
    Ulmer & Berne LLP
  • Christina Gilligan
  • Christina Ginardi
    Northwestern University
  • Mary Grady
    BMO Harris Bank
  • Alex Harris
  • Patrick Hendricks
    Rush University Medical Center
  • Shana Jackson
    JPMorgan Chase
  • Betty Kang
  • Taby Katz
    McMaster-Carr Supply Co.
  • Kyle Leland Bakhshi
    William Blair
  • Lea Malewitz
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Patrick McGrath
    Chicago Trading Company
  • Shannon Miloch
    HMB Legal Counsel
  • Eugene Minon
    Clarity Partners
  • Avani Narang
    Indus Cares
  • Tara Ounan
    Connect at Publicis Media
  • Katie Owens Uelk
    UChicago Impact, The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute
  • Shannon Pesek
    APCO Worldwide
  • Sruti Ramadugu
  • Ashley Ramchandani
    Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago
  • Nathalie Rosado-Ortiz
    Rush University Medical Center
  • Kevin Schafer
    Chicago Transit Authority
  • Kayley Shomers
  • 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
  • Emily Thies
  • Will Vorbrich
    Mondelēz International
  • Mary Eileen Wells
    Miller Shakman Levin LLP
  • Rita Williams
    PNC Bank
  • 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.