Board of Directors


Steven J. Solomon, Chair*
President, Exelon Foundation
Vice President, Corporate Relations


Paulita A. Pike, Treasurer*
Ropes & Gray LLP

Frank D. Ballantine

Patrick S. Barrett
Executive Vice President - Chief Financial Officer
First Midwest Bancorp

John Blazey
Vice President of Global Engagement (Retired)
The Boeing Company 

Stephen A. Brodsky
Chief Strategy Officer
R.J. O'Brien & Associates

Thomas L. Brown
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Retired)
RLI Corp 

Allan E. Bulley III
Chairman and CEO
Bulley & Andrews, LLC

Clive Christison
Vice President Pipelines, Supply & Optimization
BP Fuels, North America

Patrick R. Daley
Managing Partner
Tur Partners, LLC

Brian W. Duwe
Managing Partner
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Philip L. Engel
President (Retired)
CNA Insurance Companies

Kevin R. Evanich
Senior Member, Corporate Group
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Sonja Hammer Fischer
Civic Leader

Richard J. Franke
Chief Executive Officer Emeritus
Nuveen Investments

Barbara Gaines*
Artistic Director
Carl and Marilynn Thoma Chair

Chicago Shakespeare Theater

C. Gary Gerst*
General Partner
Cornelius & Lothian

Marguerite H. Griffin
Senior Vice President, Director, Philanthropic Advisory Services
Northern Trust

M. Hill Hammock*
Cook County Health & Hospital System 

Tim Hannahs
Managing Director
Fifth Third Private Bank 

Kathryn J. Hayley
Rosewood Advisory Services

Criss Henderson*
Executive Director
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Stewart S. Hudnut
Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

William R. Jentes*
Civic Leader

John P. Keller
Keller Group, Inc.

Christie B. Kelly
Civic Leader

Richard A. Kent
Chairman and CEO
Kentco Capital Corporation

Barbara Malott Kizziah
Vice President
Malott Family Foundation

Chase Collins Levey

Anna Livingston
Civic Leader

Judy Loseff

Renetta McCann
Chief Inclusion Experience Officer
Publicis Groupe

Raymond F. McCaskey*
Retired CEO
Health Care Service Corporation

Robert G. McLennan
Chief Executive Officer
Beacon Management Company

Jess E. Merten
Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Allstate Corporation

Linda K. Myers
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Christopher O’Brien
Partner, State and Local Government Consulting Leader

Dennis Olis*
Chief Financial Officer

Mark S. Ouweleen*
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott, LLP

Judith Pierpont
Civic Leader

Richard W. Porter*
Kirkland & Ellis, LLP

John Rau
President and CEO
Miami Corporation

Nazneen Razi*
President and Principal 
NRHR Talent Consulting

Lance Richards

Sheli Z. Rosenberg, Immediate Past Chair*
Roselin Investments

Robert Ryan
Vice President of Business Development

Carole Segal
Crate & Barrel

Eric Q. Strickland*
Co-Managing Director, US Corporate Group (Retired)
Northern Trust 

Harvey J. Struthers, Jr.
Chairman (Retired)
JPMorgan Private Bank Midwest

Sheila G. Talton
President and CEO
Gray Matter Analytics

Marilynn J. Thoma*
Thoma Art Foundation

Gayle R. Tilles
Program Director
Connoisseur Arts

William J. Tomazin, Jr.
Regional Managing Partner, West Region

Donna Van Eekeren
Executive Chairman (Retired)
Land O’Frost, Inc.

Pallavi Verma
Senior Managing Director, US Midwest

Priscilla A. (Pam) Walter*
Of Counsel
Drinker Biddle & Reath

Ray Whitacre
Managing Director
Market Executive and Head of Diversified Industries Group

BMO Harris Bank

Elizabeth Yntema
Founder and President
Dance Data Project

** In Memoriam
Harve A. Ferrill
Madhavan Nayar

*Denotes Executive Committee Members


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