Associate Board of Directors


Deadline: June 9th, 2019

If you have any questions please email Alicia Rankin (

Executive Committee

Jesse Slovenec, VP, Director, FDIC Enterprise Implementation | BMO Financial Group

Alexis Allegra, Non-Profit Consultant | Allegra Consulting

Secretary & A-Board Engagement Chair
Tina Hrabak, Startups Manager | Future Founders

Communications Chair
Vanessa Valentin, Marketing Manager | BMO Financial Group

Events Co-Chairs
Andrew Schwertfeger, Independent Producer
Ulric Shannon, Director of Admissions & Community Engagement | Civitas Education Partners

Development Co-Chairs
Bridget Geraghty, Communications Manager | Singola Consulting
Morgan Marler, Innovation Manager | Chicago International Charter School
Robert Sheehan, Associate Director, Regional Major Gifts | The University of Chicago 



Anjali Johnson, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships | Risk Management Solutions of America

Calvin Kautsky, Senior Associate | PwC

Kale Klekota, Associate | William Blair

Elecia Lacey, Compensation and Benefits Specialist | Chicago Public Schools

Aimee Light, Analyst | Seyfarth Shaw

Carmen Lopez, Account Executive | Edelman

Jessica Lopez, Director of People and Impact | America SCORES Chicago

Janene Maclin, Senior Director, Teacher Support | OneGoal

Norma Manjarrez, Attorney | Ogletree Deakins

Donya Mansoubi, Senior Associate, Communications | Invenergy

Colleen Maxwell, Manager, Corporate Innovation | 1871

Danny Newman, Account Executive | Resolute Consulting

Nicole Paprocki, Medical Student | Midwestern University CCOM

Raveen Rathi, Associate | IBM

LaRue Robinson, Associate Attorney | Jenner & Block

Karla E. Sanchez, Attorney | Seyfarth Shaw

Andrew Schwertfeger, Independent Producer

Gigi Schwertfeger | Russell Inc.

Reena Sikdar, Associate Attorney | Jenner & Block

Clyde Souza, Assistant Director | EY

Kristin Tanabe, Client Service & Engagement Manager | Purple Strategies

Alexandra Zaleski, Risk Consultant | Crowe LLP

Shaun Zhang, Attorney | Goldman Ismail

Kyriakos Anastasopoulos, Business Analyst | Exelon

Brittney Autry, Trauma Intervention Specialist | Hektoen Institute

Winston Blake, Vice President | Attucks Asset Management

Brian Brammeier, CEO | Brammeier Computer Services, Inc.

Frank Brown II, Economist | US Securities & Exchange Commission

Derrick Brandon Clifton, Communications Manager | ProPublica Illinois

Paula Daniliuc, VP, Population Health | Oak Street Health

Brandon Dixon, Associate Attorney | Jones Day

Camille Ehlers, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Partnerships | SAGA Innovations

Emmett Fitzpatrick, Executive Advisor | CEB

Janine Franklin, Pipeline Programs Coordinator | University of Chicago

Nicole Granacki, Customized Programs Manager | IES Abroad

Elizabeth Grisanzio, Manager - Marketing & Corporate Relations | Aunt Martha's Health & Wellness

Kimiko Guillermo, Configuration Specialist | Chowly Inc.

Thomas Guzman, Associate Attorney | Sidley Austin, LLP

Christina Hecker, Account Executive | Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Jenna Hess, Career Coach | Boston Consulting Group

Allen Jackson, Investment Banking Analyst | William Blair

Julie Jiganti, Associate | Sard Verbinnen & Co