Board of Directors


Board officers

Kathryn ThomasPartner, Chilton Yambert Porter, LLP

Vice Chair
Kourtney GibsonPresident, Loop Capital Markets

Joey LansingSenior Managing Director, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

Barack EcholsPartner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Past Chair
Suzanne L. Shier, Senior Vice President, Northern Trust Company




Elizabeth A. Berrill, Partner, Deloitte LLP

Raj Bhatia, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch Private Banking & Investment Group

Rick Blair, General Manager, Turner Construction Company

Gary Caplan, Assistant Chief Deputy, Office of the Illinois Attorney General and Chicago Scholars Founders Council

K. Kristann Carey, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Beer Division, Constellation Brands

Wai Yee Cheng, Senior Vice President, Public Market Investments, GCM Grosvenor

Reginald J. Hill, Partner, Jenner & Block

Dan Hoffenkamp, Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young

Suzy Kahn Weinberg, Producer, The Big Payoff Radio Podcast

Greg KraniasManaging Director, Guggenheim Partners

David A. Laverty, Principal Attorney, International Counsel

Gerald E. Lewis, Jr., Managing Director, BMO Private Bank

Maria C. Lin

Phyllis Lockett, President & Chief Executive Officer, LEAP Innovations

Katherine S. Mann

Nick Pritzker, Chief Executive Officer, Hyatt Development Corp.

Manny Sanchez, Managing Partner, Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman and Chicago Scholars Founders Council

Timothy R. Schwertfeger, Chairman Emeritus, Nuveen Investments and Chicago Scholars Founders Council

Rex Sessions, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Anna H. Siegler, Ph.D.

Brian Sims, Managing Director, UKA Ventures

Nathan A. Ulery, Managing Director, Performance Services, West Monroe Partners

Rashada N. WhiteheadChief Executive Officer, KGBerry

Steven N. Wohl, Retired Partner, Chapman and Cutler LLP


board member emeritus

Lee M. Gordon, Chief Executive Officer, Mesirow Wealth Advisors and Chicago Scholars Founders Council