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Board of Directors



James Turner (Chairman)
Managing Director, CIBC U.S.

David Broz (Vice Chair)
Principal, Gensler

Laura Graves (Treasurer)
Vice President of Operations & Business Planning, ABC-7/WLS Television, Inc.

Jean de St. Aubin (Secretary)
Executive Director, Gene Siskel Film Center

Judie Green (Immediate Past Chair)
Chief Development Officer, Auditorium Theatre


Irv Abrams
Director of Pharmacy and Retail Operations, Walgreen Co. 

Ronald M. Arnold (Honorary Board)

Cal Audrain (Honorary Board)

Herman Berghoff (Honorary Board)

David Brooks
Senior V.P., McGuire Engineers

James F. Buczek
Senior Vice President, SP+

Bill Burfeind
Vice President, J.C. Anderson, Inc.

Fran Casey 
Director of Community Affairs, DePaul University

Ben Creamer
Managing Broker, Downtown Apartment Company/Downtown Realty Company

John Curran
Vice President and General Manager, Big Bus Chicago

Louis D. D’Angelo 
President, Metropolitan Properties of Chicago LLC

Kirsten Ekdahl-Hull
V.P., Development, Equity Office

Norman Elkin (Honorary Board)

Kat Frerichs
Business Development Manager, AceBounce

Nora Gainer
Director of Tourism Marketing and Partnerships, The Art Institute of Chicago

Rich Gamble 
Senior Vice President of Operations, Chicago Zoological Society/Brookfield Zoo

Steve Gardner
Chicago Market Officer, InterPark

Kim Groth
Vice President and Store Manager, Macy's

Lori T. Healey (Honorary Board)
President, Clayco Chicago

Ralph Hughes (Honorary Board)

Melvin L. Katten 
Senior Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Ryan Kingston
General Manager, theWit Hotel

Lori Kleinerman
Vice President of Marketing, Chicago Architecture Center

Eileen LaCario
Vice President, Broadway in Chicago

Elizabeth Mackel
Assistant Vice President - Branch Management, Wintrust Bank

George Miller
Resident, 5 North Wabash Condo Association

G. Brent Minor (Honorary Board)

Charles R. Nash
Owner, Concord Realty Advisors

Hassan el Neklawy 
General Manager, Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel

Stanley Nitzberg 
Principal & Executive Vice President, Mid-America Real Estate Group.

Bill Noonan

Janette Outlaw
VP of Strategic Accounts, Interior Investments

Angel Perez
Director of External Affairs, ComEd

Paul J. Rades

Simone Randolph
Partner, Riley, Safer, Holmes & Cancila

Bradley Renner
General Manager, The Joffrey Ballet

Jim Rylowicz
Business Development Manager, Enwave

Roche Edward Schulfer
Executive Director, Goodman Theatre

Mark Shouger 
Managing Director, Ronald McDonald House

Charles Smith
Principal, Cannon Design

YaFawn Smith
Comcast, NBC Universal

Colleen Spector
Assistant Director of Sales, Hilton

Martin Stern
Senior Managing Director Advisory Services, CBRE Inc.

Elissa Tenny
President,  School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Peter Tortorello
Managing Director, Newcastle Limited

Betsy Traczek
Director of Property Management & Principal, The John Buck Company

Lauren Vana-Pedersen
Property Manager, Avison Young Chicago LLC

John Vance
Vice President, Stone Real Estate

Gary Warfel
President - Managing Member, Vennequity

John G. Wells
General Manager, Hilton Chicago