Board and Trustee Leadership


Board of Managers
Board of Trustees
Chairman's Council
Associate Board

Board of Managers




Gregory A. Nickele, Chair
Reyes Food Group
Joseph E. Tilson, Vice Chair
Co-Chair, Labor and Employment Law Department
Cozen O'Connor
Michael A. DiMedio, Vice Chair
President, Chicago
BNY Mellon Wealth Management
Kathryn M. Sullivan, Treasurer
Regional CEO - Central Region
Sharon R. Fairley, Vice Chair Mark D. Wilcox, Recording Secretary




Caryn Rowe Africk
Merit Advisors, LLC 
James H. Hayes
Charles N. Besser
President and CEO
Intersport, Inc.
Larry Hund
President and Chief Operating Officer
Harley-Davidson Financial Services
Laurence P. Birch Rashod R. Johnson
The Roderick Group, Inc.
Christine M. Brinkman
Vice President, Customer Financial Operations
Joseph P. Karczewski
Managing Director
Todd J. Cabanban
Founding Principal
Cabanban Rubin & Mayberry
Connie L. Lindsey
Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion
Northern Trust
Amy L. Carbone Father Robert Lombardo, CFR
Mission of Our Lady of the Angel 
Daniel L. Creamean
Richard H. Malone
President & CEO
YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago
A. Steven Crown
General Partner
Henry Crown and Company
Peter B. McNitt
Vice Chairman
BMO Harris Bank
Elizabeth Cummings
Managing Director and Chief Information Officer
The Private Bank
Thomas C. Miers
Naperville Bank & Trust
James S. DiMatteo
Chairman & Trustee
Dodi Management Group A JSD LLC
Stanley Nitzberg
Mid-America Real Estate Corporation 
Jeffrey W. Douthit Meredith O'Connor
International Director
Jones Lang LaSalle
Fred I. Feinstein
Senior Counsel
McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP
Bridget R. O'Neill
Sidley Austin LLP
Leon D. Finney, Jr.
Chairman & CEO
The Woodlawn Organization
S. James Perlow
Peter Fissinger
President & CEO
Donald A. Campbell & Company
Colleen Reitan
Executive VP and President of Plan Operations
Health Care Service Corporation
Vincent J. Foglia
Foglia Family Foundation
Kathy Roeser
Executive Director, Wealth Advisor
Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
The Roeser Group
Amanda C. Fox
Spencer Stuart
Steven P. Sorenson
Executive Vice President
Product Operations
AllState Insurance Company
Charles E. Frank
Z Frank, Inc.
Frederick B. Thomas
Mayer Brown LLP 
Benno C. Friedrich Judith L. Toland
Global Head, CDF Customer & Strategy Office (CSO)
Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance
Al Gordon
Richland, Gordon & Company


Life Members


Allen J. Cizner  


Board of Trustees
William E. Bennett James H. Hayes
Vice President and Treasurer
A. Steven Crown John E. Neal
Yolanda M. Deen William A. Osborn
Sharon R. Fairley S. James Perlow
Vice President and Secretary
Benno C. Friedrich David J. Vitale
Donald J. Gralen Mark D. Wilcox


Chairman's Council
William E. Bennett Scott Smith
William C. Mitchell Paul L. Snyder
William A. Osborn David J. Vitale


Associate Board
John Tocora, Chair
BNY Mellon
David M. Allen, Secretary
Katten, Muchin & Rosenman
Amy Potter, Vice Chair, Fundraising Co-Chair
BMO Harris Bank
Holly Glowaty, Fundraising Co-Chair
K + H Connections
Natalie Bilik, Board Development Co-Chair
GE Healthcare
Marcellus H. Moore, Board Development Co-Chair
The Alliance Law Group, P.C.
Laura Raymonds, Social Co-Chair
Red Bull
Ella Weems, Social Co-Chair
Vaishak Mittur, Volunteer Co-Chair
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Allison Wojtowicz, Volunteer Co-Chair
Common Threads

Kyle Adams
Sikich LLC
Belinda Macias
GE Transportation
Margaret A. Cahow
Northwestern University
Maggie McGreevy

Kevin Buckman

Dan Morris
Farmer's Fix
Emma Dashut
Courtney Nickele
Schafer Condon Carter
Candice Dwyer
Intersport, Inc.
Mathew Odigie
Red Bull
Lilla Fisher Hoyes
Scott Pollock
Sidley Austin, LLP
Stephanie Jacobsen
Sheila C. Quinn
IMD Guest House
Nicole Johnson
Teamwork Englewood
Kirsten Tourville
Pitchfork Music Festival
Lisa Keller
Bayer HealthCare
Shelli Ulrich
Wells Fargo
Matthew LaFontaine
Willliam Blair & Company
Seth Wilson
Chicago Transit Authority
Stephen Little
Alexandra G. Wright
Cozen O'Connor

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