Associate Board of Directors


Executive Committee

Jesse Slovenec, Chief of Staff, Office of the Vice Chairman | BMO Financial Group

Alexis Allegra, Non-Profit Consultant | Allegra Consulting

Secretary & A-Board Engagement Chair
Tina Hrabak, Senior Program Manager | Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Communications Chair
Vanessa Valentin, Associate Director, Marketing | Women's Business Development Center

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

Development Co-Chairs
Bridget Geraghty, Communications Manager | Singola Consulting
Morgan Marler, Process Coordinator | Chicago Public Schools
Robert Sheehan, Associate Director, Regional Major Gifts, The University of Chicago 



Calvin Kautsky, Associate | PwC

Kale Klekota, Associate | William Blair

Elecia Lacey, Benefits Specialist | SP Plus

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, Business Development Manager | 1871

Ashley McKeithen, Management Consulting Analyst | Accenture

Danny Newman, Account Executive | Resolute Consulting

Nicole Paprocki, Medical Student | Midwestern University CCOM

Raveen Rathi, Consultant | IBM

LaRue Robinson, Associate Attorney | Jenner & Block

Karla E. Sanchez, Attorney | Seyfarth Shaw

Gigi Stender Schwertfeger | Russell Inc.

Reena Sikdar, Associate Attorney | Jenner & Block

Clyde Souza, Assistant Director | EY

Kristin Tanabe, Client Service and Engagement Manager | Purple Strategies

Alexandra Zaleski, Risk Consultant | Crowe LLP

Shaun Zhang, Partner | McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.

Kyriakos Anastasopoulos, Business Analyst | Commonwealth Edison

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 and Exchange Commission

Derrick Clifton, Manager of Communications and Public Relations | ProPublica Illinois

Paula Daniliuc, VP, Managed Care Growth | Oak Street Health

Brandon Dixon, Associate Attorney | Jones Day

Camille Ehlers, Recruitment Manager | SAGA Innovations

Emmett Fitzpatrick, Executive Advisor | CEB

Janine Franklin, Pipeline Programs Coordinator | University of Chicago

Nicole Granacki, College Relations Manager | IES Abroad

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

Kimiko Guillermo, Configuration Specialist | Chowly Inc.

Thomas Guzman, Incoming Associate | 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

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