Executive Team

President & CEO

Sean Garrett

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Chief Strategy and Engagement Officer

Marilyn Jackson

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Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Betsy Hughes

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Chief Partnerships and Initiatives Officer

Jose Rico

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Vice President, Community Impact

Kimberlee Guenther, Ph.D.

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Senior Director of Human Resources

Tamiya Aurel

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Director of the President’s Office Initiatives

Veronica Lynch

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Content Experts

Director of Community Impact

Jenny Hansen

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Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

Eithne McMenamin

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Director of Labor Partnerships

Gus Fuguitt

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Director of Community Engagement

Jackie Rosa

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Board of Directors


Patrick J. Canning

former Office Managing Partner - Chicago


Vice Chair

Deborah L. DeHass

Vice Chairman, National Managing Partner for the Center for Board Effectiveness


Vice Chair

Frederick H. Waddell

Retired Chairman & CEO

Northern Trust


Kimberly D. Simios

Office Managing Partner, Chicago


Steve Battreall

President & CEO

Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance

David R. Casper

President & CEO

BMO Harris Bank NA

Jeffrey Devron

President - Chicagoland

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co

Joseph Dominguez



W. James Farrell

Retired Chairman and CEO


Mary Jane Fortin

President, Allstate Financial Businesses

Allstate Insurance Company

Cheryl A. Francis

Co-Founder & Co-Chairman

Corporate Leadership Center

Sean Garrett

President & CEO

United Way of Metro Chicago

Kevin Geoghegan

Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

First Midwest Bank

Cary Grace

CEO, Global Retirement & Investment


Joseph M. Higgins

Director of External Affairs


Tony W. Hunter


TWH Incorporated

Rev. Larry L. Jackson, MDiv

Vice President, Mission and Spiritual Care

Advocate South Suburban and Trinity Hospitals

Lisa N. Johnson

President & COO, Principal

The Lamar Johnson Collaborative, LLC

James P. Kolar

Central Market Managing Partner


Charles Matthews

President & CEO

Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas

Andrew J. McKenna, Sr.

Chairman Emeritus, McDonald’s Corporation

Chairman, Schwarz Supply Source

Eileen M. Mitchell

President - Illinois

AT&T Services, Inc.

Kristie P. Paskvan

Senior Advisor

Mesirow Financial

Jorge Ramirez

Managing Director, Labor Strategies

CGM Grosvenor

Robert Reiter

President, Chicago Federation of Labor

Vice-President, AFL-CIO

E. Scott Santi

Chairman & CEO

Illinois Tool Works Inc

Robert A. Sullivan

Regional Chairman

Fifth Third Bank, Chicago

Scott C. Swanson


PNC Bank, Illinois

Kelly R. Welsh

President, Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago

Johanns Williams

Director, Franchise Operations

Wyndham Suites and Resorts

Melvin D. Williams


Nicor Gas

Regional Boards

North-Northwest Suburban Regional Board

Chief Professional Officer

Marcia McMahon

United Way of Metro Chicago - North Northwest Region

Regional Board Chair

Joseph M. Higgins

Director of External Affairs


Vice Chair

Janet Katz


American Agricultural Insurance

Vice Chair

Edward W. McGrogan

Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Discover Financial Services

Vice Chair

Bob Westropp

Principle & Financial Advisor

Bernstein Global Wealth Management


Alan Bromberg


Attuned Healthcare

CISC Chair

Steve Samuelson

President & CEO

Des Plaines Community Sr. Center

Finance Liaison

Gary Cueno


JP Morgan Chase

Steve Adelstein


Trillium Solutions Group, Inc.

Chuck Adler


Adler Law Offices, LTD.

Mary Alvarado

Asst. Vice President

NorthShore University Health System

Samuel Boebel

Assistant Vice President & Market Customer Leader

Zurich North America

Christopher Eilers

Financial Advisor

Raymond James

Barbara Ferguson

Camille Fotopoulos

Senior VP, Department Head Operations

Northern Trust

Corey Gustafson



Satish Kumar

Regional Services Manager

Home Depot

Tina Sayadi

Worldwide Account Manager

Texas Instruments

Venetial Valley

Sourcing System Specialist


John Willet

VP Central Operations

ADP, Inc.

Eric Witherspoon


Evanston Township High School

South-Southwest Suburban Regional Board

Chief Professional Officer

Maya Hardy

United Way of Metro Chicago - South-Southwest Suburban Region

Regional Board Chair

Johanns Williams

Director, Franchise Operations

Wyndham Suites and Resorts

Vice Chair

Shamus Hayes

Vice President of Sales Effectiveness Design

BMO Harris Bank

Co-Chair - Resource Development

Robin Bettenhausen

Vice President

Horton Benefit Solutions, The Horton Group

Co-Chair - Resource Development Committee

Victor Roberson


Government Business Consulting Group, LLC

Secretary - Chair, Community Impact Steering Committee

Mayme C. Buckley-Leonard

Community Relations Manager

Next Level Health

Barbara Suggs-Mason

Retired Superintendent

Matteson School District 159

Vernard L. Alsberry, Jr.

Village President, Village of Hazel Crest

Vice President, Kids Health Club

L. Marie Asad

Community Relations Coordinator

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois

Michael C. Burcham

Director of Finance


Jeff Cohn

Business Development Executive


LaTonja Ellis

Director of Human Resources

University of Chicago

Dr. Lakshmi Emory

Chief Medical Director

IlliniCare Health

Kelley R. Foxx

Anchor Relationship Manager, CASE

World Business Chicago

Sean Harness

Global Commodity Manager

Atkore International

Hannah Hayes

Vice President, Manager Business Analysis & Cash and Banking Services

Northern Trust Bank

Rev. Larry L. Jackson

Vice President Mission & Spiritual Care

Advocate South Suburban Hospital & Advocate Trinity Hospital

Desiree Watkins

Trustee, Village of Olympia Fields

Chief Financial Officer, 20/20 Eye Specialists

Deadra Woods Stokes


Consumer Legal Group, P.C

West-Suburban Regional Board

Chief Professional Officer

Laura Beard

United Way of Metro Chicago - West Suburban Region

Regional Board Chair

Kevin Geoghegan

Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

First Midwest Bank

Vice Chair, Immediate Past Chair

Carrie Buddingh


Momkus LLC


Andrew Dunn

Director of Marketing & Business Development

Simon Property Group

Community Impact Steering Committee Chair

Peggy Sarason

CFO & Vice President, Business Operations


Campaign Cabinet Chair

Mark Skerjan

Director of Public Policy

Southern Company Gas

Volunteer Outreach Committee Chair

Mark Stelter

Vice President, Commercial Loan Officer

Itasca Bank & Trust Co.

Jose Alvarez

Grant Director

Town of Cicero

Maureen Brocato

President and Owner

Brodic Machine Tool Sales, Inc.

Lori Camblin

Vice President

Jubileats Foods, LLC

Phil Ehrhardt


Benjamin School District #25

Timothy Haviland

Senior Vice President

Commercial Lending, Inland Bank & Trust

Marcia MacPhearson

Principal, Health & Life Sciences

Oliver, Wyman and Company

Terri Schiek

Vice President of Sales

Pelican Products

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