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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

Jillian Craig, Edelman

Chair of Events

Adoley Jordan, The Shriver Center on Poverty Law

Chair of Development

Steven Mahr, City of Chicago

Chair of Membership

Associate Board Members

  • Ariane Andrade
    Cooley LLP
  • Alexis Aria
  • Jenn Asai
    FCB Chicago
  • Nick Casto
    Ice Miller LLP
  • Jillian Craig
  • Jenna Drenten
    Loyola University Chicago
  • Kristen Evans
    The Embedded Group
  • Ashley Falcon
  • 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
  • Lea Malewitz
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Patrick McGrath
    Chicago Trading Company
  • Eugene Minon
    Clarity Partners
  • Shannon Pesek
    APCO Worldwide
  • Sruti Ramadugu
  • Nathalie Rosado-Ortiz
    Rush University Medical Center
  • Kevin Schafer
    Chicago Transit Authority
  • Kayley Shomers
  • Joan Smedinghoff
    Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
  • Patrick Sullivan
    Quantitative Risk Management
  • Audrey Tapling
    University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
  • Emily Thies
  • Will Vorbrich
    Mondelēz International
  • 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.