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Board of Directors


(as of 9/19/2023)

Rich Gamble (Chair)
Past Chair, Magnificent Mile Association
President, RVC Chicago

Simone A. Randolph (Vice Chair)

Partner, Levenfeld Pearlstein, LLC

Laura Graves (Treasurer)
Vice President of Planning and Business Operations, ABC 7 Chicago — WLS Television Inc.
Kemena Brooks (Secretary)
Director of Development, Community Builders

Jean de St. Aubin (Immediate Past Chair)

Principal, Jean de St. Aubin Consulting, LLC


Ronald M. Arnold (Honorary Board)

Lenny Asaro
Partner, Faegre, Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP

Cal Audrain (Honorary Board)

Herman Berghoff (Honorary Board)

Juanna Blackwell
Chief Operating Officer, Transfix Productions

Todd Bancroft
President & CEO, Draper and Kramer

Amy Boonstra
Executive Director, Mindworks/University of Chicago

David Broz
Professor, Columbia College Chicago

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

Fran Casey (Honorary Board)

John Collins
Managing Director, Goodman Theatre

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

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

Morgan Eagles
General Manger, theWit Hotel

Norman Elkin (Honorary Board)

Kirsten Ekdahl-Hull
Vice President, Equity Office

Tangela Enyia

Kat Frerichs
National Sales Manager, McCormick Place

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

Steve Gardner
Chicago Market Officer, InterPark

Judie Green
Chief Development Office, Auditorium Theatre at Roosevelt University

Tess Green
Immediate Past President, 212 W. Washington Condominium Association

Stefan Gruvberger
General Manager, The LaSalle Chicago, an Autograph Collection

Lori T. Healey (Honorary Board)
The Obama Foundation

Noreen Heron
CEO, Heron Agency

Ralph Hughes (Honorary Board)

LaShaun "Sah" Jackson
CEO, CIRCLE Foundation/Innovation High School

Kearby Kaiser
Drummond Advisors

Melvin L. Katten (Honorary Board)

Eileen LaCario
Vice President, Broadway in Chicago

Elizabeth Mackel
Assistant Vice President - Branch Management, Wintrust Bank

G. Brent Minor (Honorary Board)

Tamar Mizrahi
Partner, Goddess and the Baker

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

Janette Outlaw
VP of Strategic Accounts, Interior Investments

Rachel Phipps
Store Director, Target

Paul J. Rades
General Manager, CBRE 

Bradley Renner
General Manager, The Joffrey Ballet

Issac Riggs
Chief Operating Officer, Millennium Park Garages LLC

Sandi Robinson
Area Director of Sales & Marketing, The Godfrey Hotel

Jim Rylowicz
Business Development Manager, CenTrio

Matthew Sarosy
Store Manager, Macy's

Charles Smith
Principal, CannonDesign

YaFawn Smith
Comcast, NBC Universal

Kevin Swanson

James Turner
Managing Director, CIBC U.S.

John Vance
Vice President, Stone Real Estate

Markeyon Wallock
Founder & CEO, Wallock International Group LLC/BWYB Products

Leon Walker
Managing Partner, DL3 Realty L.P.

John G. Wells
General Manager, Hilton Chicago

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