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Board of Directors



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

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

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

Simone A. Randolph (Secretary)
Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

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


Ronald M. Arnold (Honorary Board)

Cal Audrain (Honorary Board)

Dan Boland
Project Executive, Clayco Chicago

Herman Berghoff (Honorary Board)

James F. Buczek
Senior Vice President, SP+

Tom Buechele
Vice President of Campus Operations, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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

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)

Julie Emms
Director of Community Relations, DePaul University

Tom Fraszczak
Store Manager, Macy's

Kat Frerichs
Director of Sales, Tigerlily Events/Lincoln Park Zoo

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

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

Ralph Hughes (Honorary Board)

Kearby Kaiser
Millennium Park Plaza

Melvin L. Katten (Honorary Board)

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)

Tamar Mizrahi
Partner, Goddess and the Baker

Charles R. Nash
Owner, Concord Realty Advisors

Hassan el Neklawy 
General Manager, J.W. Marriott Chicago

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

Bill Noonan

Janette Outlaw
VP of Strategic Accounts, Interior Investments

Jeffrey Patrick
Store Manager, Target

Angel Perez
Director of External Affairs, ComEd

Paul J. Rades

Bradley Renner
General Manager, The Joffrey Ballet

Jim Rylowicz
Business Development Manager, Enwave

Burim Saliu
Director of Pharmacy and Retail Operations, Walgreens

Roche Edward Schulfer
Executive Director, Goodman Theatre

Charles Smith
Principal, Cannon Design

YaFawn Smith
Comcast, NBC Universal

Peter Tortorello
Managing Director, Newcastle Limited

John Vance
Vice President, Stone Real Estate

Gary Warfel
President - Managing Member, Vennequity

John G. Wells
General Manager, Hilton Chicago