Board of Directors

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Founders council

Gary CaplanAssistant Chief DeputyOffice of the Illinois Attorney General
Lee M. GordonBoard Member Emeritus, Senior Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer, Mesirow Wealth Advisors
Manny SanchezManaging Partner, Sanchez, Daniels & Hoffman
Timothy R. SchwertfegerChairman Emeritus, Nuveen Investments

 
 
 

Executive Committee

Chair
Kathryn ThomasPartner, Chilton Yambert Porter, LLC

Vice Chair
John KavanaughPartner, EY

Treasurer
Joseph G. LansingSenior Managing Director, Harrison Street Real Estate Capital

Secretary
Barack EcholsPartner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Past Chair
Suzanne L. ShierSenior Vice President, Northern Trust Company

 
 
 

Members

 
 

Elizabeth A. Berrill, Partner, Deloitte LLP

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

Rick Blair, General Manager, Turner Construction Company

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

Kourtney Gibson, President, Loop Capital Markets

Reginald J. Hill, Partner, Jenner & Block

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, Director, Human Resources, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Phyllis Lockett, Chief Executive Officer, LEAP Innovations

Katherine S. Mann, College Counselor

Nick Pritzker, Chief Executive Officer, Hyatt Development Corp.

TJ Rathi, College Counselor

Rex Sessions, Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP

Anna H. Siegler, Ph.D., Consultant

Brian SimsManaging 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

Wai Yee ChengSenior Vice President, Public Market Investments, GCM Grosvenor Capital Management