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Board of Directors


(as of 2/29/2024)

Judie Green (Chair)
Chief Development Officer, Auditorium Theatre

Kemena Brooks (Vice Chair)
Director of Development, Community Builders

Bradley Renner (Treasurer)
Director of Development, The Joffrey Ballet

Laura Graves (Secretary)
Vice President of Planning and Business Operations, ABC 7 Chicago — WLS Television Inc.
Rich Gamble (Immediate Past Chair)
Interim President & CEO, Choose Chicago


Ronald M. Arnold (Honorary Board)

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

Cal Audrain (Honorary Board)

Kati Baker
CEO, Downtown Apartment Company

Herman Berghoff (Honorary Board)

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

Kristen Buza
District Manager, Starbucks Coffee Company

Fran Casey (Honorary Board)

John Collins
Managing Director/COO, Goodman Theatre

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

Morgan Eagles
General Manger, theWit, a Hilton Hotel

Kirsten Ekdahl-Hull
Vice President, Equity Office

Norman Elkin (Honorary Board)

Tangela Enyia
Director of External Affairs, ComEd

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

Steve Gardner
Chicago Market Officer, InterPark

Aileen Gaspari
Vice President of Commercial Sales, Semmer Landscape

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

Lori T. Healey (Honorary Board)
The Obama Foundation

Jacqueline Herrara
Director of Community Relations, NASCAR Chicago Street Race

Noreen Heron
CEO, Heron Agency

Ralph Hughes (Honorary Board)

Jackie Jackson
Owner, Kilwins Chicago

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

Kearby Kaiser
Millennium Park Plaza

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 

Issac Riggs
Chief Operating Officer, Millennium Park Garages LLC

Jim Rylowicz
Business Development Manager, CenTrio

Matthew Sarosy
Store Manager, Macy's

Charles Smith
Principal, Chicago Office Practice Leader, CannonDesign

YaFawn Smith
Government & Regulatory Affairs Manager, Comcast/NBC Universal

Kevin Swanson
Director of Pharmacy & Retail Operations, Walgreens

Amanda Thompson
Manager of External Relations, DePaul University

Matthew Toles
Senior Vice President/Sales & Client Experience Manager, PNC Bank

James Turner
Managing Director, CIBC U.S.

John Vance
Vice President, Stone Real Estate

Jim Vozzella
Senior Sales Manager, 360 Chicago

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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