Our Executive Board

Board Member Chris Valentine

CHRIS VALENTINE – CHAIR

Edward Jones

Financial Adviser

Lizbeth Schuh

LIZBETH SCHUH – VICE-CHAIR

Bureau of Economic Development

Director of Policy - Cook County

Board Member Anne Evens

ANNE EVENS – SECRETARY

Elevate Energy

CEO

Board Member Chris Maling

CHRIS MAILING - TREASURER

Discover Financial Services Retired

Board Member Dan Fajerstein

DAN FAJERSTEIN

Law Office of Dan Fajerstein Real Estate Attorney

Board Member Dean Magdalin

DEAN MAGDALIN

Magdalin Creative Media President

Board Member Don Bartell

DON BARTELL

Motorola Solutions Retired

Board Member Donnalee Floeter

DONNALEE FLOETER

DonnaLee M Architect Principal

Board Member Jonathan Smith

JONATHAN SMITH

Effective Air

Board Member Kyle Woltersdorf

KYLE WOLTERSDORF

Clark Construction Project Manager

Board Member Rob Cappucci

ROB CAPPUCCI

Consultant

Julien Jaworski

JULIEN JAWORSKI

POWER CONSTRUCTION

Our Auxiliary Board

Abby Mattson

Openlands
Assistant Director of Development

Alexandra Terrana

General Assembly
Director, US Instruction, Tech

Anahita Alfred

Alight Solutions LLC
Director – Data Solutions

Anne Dodge

University of Chicago
Executive Director

Anthony Duran

NextCapital
Principal UX Designer

Bek Lambrecht

Self-Employed Freelancer/Student
Theater Technical Director/MBA Candidate

Brenna Decker

Konstant Architecture Planning
Architect

Daniel Sawyer

Self-Employed
Dog Furniture Designer

David Landals

US Bank
Sr On-Site Manager

Demetria Gallagher

Emmett Bernsohn

NextCapital
Customer Experience Ops Lead

Hannah Loftus

World Business Chicago
Research Director

Heather Curles

ITsavvy
Lenovo Partner Manager

James Tasker

Salesforce
Account Executive

Janie Simonton

Stripe
Recruiting Program Manager

Jessica Dargiel

Thrive Chicago
Director of Data and Learning

Juliana Glassco

ELCA World Hunger
Director, Education and Networking

Kathleen Stark

Solo Laboratories Inc
Procurement/Special Projects

Katrina Hudy

Marmon Construction Fastener Company
Director of Marketing and Product Development

Kelsey Watterworth

Jacobs
Transportation Engineer

Kristen Johnson

Advocate Aurora Health
Manager, Public Affairs

Liz Franz

Google
Head of Industry, Waze

Luke Dawahare

Amazon Robotics
Engineering Project Manager

Megan Conway

Loyola University Chicago
Sustainability Coordinator

Michael Africa

Freelance // Smoque BBQ
Scenic carpenter, Restaurant consulatant

Mike Menzer

Allstate
Director of Technology Strategy

Naomi Oster

University of Illinois at Chicago
Grants & Contracts Specialist

Rachel Greene

Google
Technical Program Manager

Reed McCalib

Bell Kearns
Attorney

Ryan Azark

RA LLC
Consultant

Sarah Collins

The Get Agency
Founder and Principal

Sharon Garrett

Apex Fintech Solutions
Sr Instructional Designer

Sullivan Greif

Chicago Community Loan Fund
Asset Manager

Teddy Stripling

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Student Counselor

Tom Mulhern

Studio Y
Founder and Principal

Tyler Dunn

The Mx Group
Art Director

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