Executive Team

President & CEO

Sean Garrett

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Chief People & Equity Officer

Tamiya Aurel

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Chief Financial Officer

Ronald DeNard

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Vice President, Marketing and Communications

Jackie Grimes

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Chief Impact Officer

Kimberlee Guenther, Ph.D.

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Chief Development Officer

Chris Preston

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General Counsel

Andrew Vail

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Content Experts

Vice President, Corporate Engagement

Anna Edwards

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Director of Labor Partnerships

Gus Fuguitt

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Director of Community Impact

Jenny Hansen

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Regional Director of Development, South-Southwest

Maya Hardy

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Regional Director of Development, North-Northwest

Kate Maver

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Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

Eithne McMenamin

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Partnerships and Initiatives Consultant

Jose Rico

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Regional Director of Development, West

Caleb Robinson

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Associate Vice President, Development

Mary Pat Rooney

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Associate Vice President, Community Engagement

Jackie Rosa

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Board of Directors


Cheryl A. Francis

Co-Founder & Co-Chairman

Corporate Leadership Center

Vice Chairperson

Linda T. Coberly

Chicago Managing Partner

Winston & Strawn LLP

Treasurer to the Board

Manuel Flores



David C. Blowers

Vice Chairman

Northern Trust

David R. Casper

U.S. Chief Executive Officer

BMO Financial Group

Wendell Dallas

President & CEO

Nicor Gas

Jeffrey Devron

Executive Vice President- Midwest Region Area President- Chicagoland

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co

Paulette Dodson

Kenneth Escoe

Executive Vice President Specialty Products

Illinois Tool Works Inc

Bridget Gainer

Global Head Public Affairs & Policy


Linda L. Imonti

Managing Principal


Rev. Larry L. Jackson, MDiv

Retired Vice President – Mission & Spiritual Care

Advocate South Suburban Hospital

Lisa Johnson

Darren Jones

President of the Central Plains District


Carina Markel

Deals Managing Partner


Edward W. McGrogan


Discover Financial Services

Randy Mehrberg

Co-Managing Partner

Jenner & Block LLP

Eileen M. Mitchell



Neil Murray

Global CEO Work Dynamics


Kristie P. Paskvan

Corporate Board Director and former Chief Financial Officer

Alicia Ponce

Founder & Principal

APMonarch PLLC

Mark Prindiville

Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Allstate Insurance Company

Robert Reiter


Chicago Federation of Labor

Jud Snyder

Chicago Office Managing Partner


Robert A. Sullivan

Regional Chairman

Fifth Third Bank, Chicago

Scott C. Swanson


PNC Bank, Illinois

Julia Morsch Sznewajs

Managing Partner

Res Publica Group

Brooke Thompson

Managing Director/Market Executive Greater Chicago

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc

Wolfe Tone

National Deloitte Private Tax Leader, Business Tax Services

Deloitte Tax LLP

Kelly R. Welsh

Johanns Williams

Franchise Service Director

LaQuinta by Wyndham

Emeritus Board

Patrick J. Canning

Vice Chairman


Board Emeritus

Deborah L. DeHaas


Corporate Leadership Center

Board Emeritus

Lester McKeever


Mitchell & Titus, LLP

Board Emeritus

E. Scott Santi

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Illinois Tool Works Inc

Board Emeritus

Andrew J. McKenna

Chairman Emeritus McDonald's Corporation / Chairman Bunzl Retail Services

Board Emeritus

Frederick H. Waddell

Retired Chairman & CEO

Northern Trust

Sean Garrett

President & Chief Executive Officer

United Way of Metro Chicago

Campaign Cabinet

Vice Chair

Steven C. Bauer

Executive Director

Cushman & Wakefield

Vice Chair

David C. Blowers

Vice Chairman

Northern Trust

Vice Chair

Teresa Wilton Harmon

Managing Partner

Sidley Austin LLP

Vice Chair

Lisa Johnson

Vice Chair

Henry Munez

Segment Head-Middle Market & Mid-Corporate Banking

BMO Harris Bank

Vice Chair

Neil Murray

Global CEO Work Dynamics


Vice Chair

Thurman "Tony" Smith

Senior Vice President, Community Development Banking – Southeast Territory Executive

PNC Bank

Vice Chair

Wolfe Tone

National Deloitte Private Tax Leader, Business Tax Services

Deloitte Tax LLP

David C. Albright

Senior Vice President, Head of Client Development – Americas, EMEA & APAC Regions

Northern Trust

Laura M. Adams

Global HR Lead, Work Dynamics


Jennifer (Shook) Bahra

Vice President Finance Manager

Fifth Third Bank

Jamie Baisley

Managing Director

Frontage Search Partners

David Berezin


Grant Thornton LLP

Michael Berger


Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Justin Brown

President & CEO


David Burden

Managing Director


Jessica Caffrey


Cook County Government, Department of Real Estate Management

Katie Jahnke Dale


DLA Piper

Dmitry Dukhan

Vice President of Real Estate, Facilities, Security and National Operations Support

Medline Industries Inc.

Polly Melton Eldringhoff

Vice President — Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

Peoples Energy

Shane M. Foley



David Freeman

Senior Manager


Natasha Galavotti

Global Vice President Customers

Bimbo QSR

Thomas Harmening, MAI, ASA

Principal, Economic & Valuation Services


Jack Hennessey

Managing Director

Link Logistics Real Estate

Colleen Kenney


Sidley Austin LLP

Sara Kowalczyk

Senior Director of Accounting & Financial Reporting

Pine Tree

Niamh Kristufek

Managing Director, Business Banking Segment

BMO Harris Bank

Dawn Lauderdale

Relationship Manager, Commercial Middle Market

BMO Harris Bank

Susan C. Levy

Executive Vice President | General Counsel

Northern Trust Corporation

Rogelio Lopez

Senior Vice President, Community Development Banking Relationship Manager

PNC Bank

Christopher Miceika

Senior Vice President, Institutional Asset Mgmt.

PNC Bank

Jackie Nagel

Community Engagement Manager

Nicor Gas

Mike Paulsen

Senior Vice President

Lockton Companies

Linda Peddle

Senior Director, Regional Business Development


Shane Print

Senior Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking-IL

PNC Bank

Brad Reid

SVP & Head of Enterprise Risk

BMO Harris Bank

Greg Tait

Senior Director, Leasing

Irvine Company Office Properties

Bill Thomson

Head, Fuel Services & Convenience Group

BMO Harris Bank

Sarah Vehlow

Senior Vice President, Relationship Manager Corporate & Institutional Banking

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Don V. Villar


Chicago Federation of Labor

Andrew Vouziers


Sidley Austin LLP

Patrick (Pat) Whiteside

Senior Vice President Operations

Nicor Gas

Christopher L. Williams

Senior Vice President/Chicago Market Leader

PNC Bank

Regional Boards

North-Northwest Suburban Regional Board


Edward W. McGrogan

Retired Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Discover Financial Services

Vice Chair

Samuel Boebel

Assistant Vice President

Zurich North America

Vice Chair

Scott H. Budd

Financial Advisor

Edward Jones Investments

Vice-Chair/CISC Co-Chair

Janet Katz


American Agricultural Insurance

Secretary/CISC Co-Chair

Alan Bromberg

Wellness Healthcare Partners

Vice Chair

Marc D. Wallace

Senior Manager of Project Management

Wheels, Inc.

Steve Adelstein


Trillium Solutions Group, Inc.

Chuck Adler


Adler Law Offices, LTD.

Christopher Eilers

Financial Advisor

Raymond James

Sue Ehlers

Executive Director/Control Manager


Barbara Ferguson

Shaun M. Goldfarb

Assurance Partner

PriceWaterhouseCoopers (PwC)

Corey Gustafson



Jeffrey W. Kreye

Senior Corporate Counsel

CNA Insurance

Satish Kumar

Regional Services Manager

Home Depot

Mark S. Seigle


Seigle Cabinet Center

Venetial Valley

Sourcing System Specialist


Eric Witherspoon


Evanston Township High School

South-Southwest Suburban Regional Board

Regional Board Chair

Johanns Williams

Director, Franchise Operations

Wyndham Suites and Resorts

Vice Chair

Jeff Cohn

Business Development Manager

Energy Systems Group

Vice Chair

Hannah Hayes

Senior Vice President, Manager Business Analysis & Cash and Banking Services

Northern Trust Bank

Co-Chair - Resource Development Committee

Victor Roberson


Government Business Consulting Group, LLC

Secretary – Chair, Community Impact Steering Committee

Mayme C. Buckley-Leonard

Director, Senior Services

Rich Township


Barbara Suggs-Mason, Ph.D.

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

Andrea L. Davenport

Director of Community Affairs and Government Relations


Dr. Lakshmi Emory

Chief Medical Director

Aetna Better Health of Illinois

Shamus Hayes

Managing Partner & Head of Strategy, Acquisition and Expansion

RideShare Carz

Rev. Larry L. Jackson

Retired Vice President Mission & Spiritual Care

Advocate South Suburban Hospital & Advocate Trinity Hospital

Deborah Stevens

Chief Executive Officer

Perspectives Charter Schools

Desiree Watkins

Trustee, Village of Olympia Fields

Chief Financial Officer, 20/20 Eye Specialists

West-Suburban Regional Board

Vice Chair

Mark Skerjan

Director of Public Policy

Southern Company Gas

Community Impact Steering Committee Chair

Jason Meslin

Celanese Corporation

Scott Allister

Senior Partner & Global Healthcare Transformation Leader


Jose Alvarez

Grant Director

Town of Cicero

Linda Anderson


Edward Medical Group

Maureen Brocato

Community Volunteer

James Grana


Value Based Care Strategies

Samina Kapadia

Director of Compliance and Controls

Obama Foundation

Marcia MacPhearson


Oliver Wyman

Aaron McCollough


McGuireWoods LLC

Tara Nieberding


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