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Michael Fassnacht
President & CEO

LaForce Baker
Vice President, Community Impact

Lauren Backe
Venture Events Associate

Jack Bilanzic
Business Development Manager

Alison Bouchard
Chief of Staff

Baikleem Choi
Chicago Sister Cities International Program Manager

Trenton Dunn
Program Manager, ThinkChicago

Lisa Dziekan
Senior Vice President of Business Development and FDI

Sania Erwin
Public Sector Investment Strategy Project Coordinator

Myrna Farmer
Executive Director, Board Relations

Robin Ficke
Vice President of Research

Paula Galbraith
Financial Accounting Consultant

Dalila Hable
Executive Assistant to President and CEO

Terrance Hall
Director, Business Development

Andrew Arden Hayes
Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications

Justine Ingram
Research Coordinator

Himashi Jayasundera
Research Analyst

Natalia Kapani
Director of Public Sector Investment Strategy

Beatriz Kauffmann
ThinkChicago Program Associate

Abin Kuriakose
Executive Vice President of Innovation and Venture Strategy

Adam Levine
Interim Director, Talent & Workforce Strategy

Hannah Loftus
Research Director

Joshua Maratre
Office Coordinator

Paulina Martínez
Director, Business Development

Nicole McCarthy
Innovation Program Manager

Michael Meyers
Director, Business Development

Anel Montes Marchan
VP, Global Strategic Initiatives

Billy Ndizeye
Business Development Associate


Alexandra Oleksiuk
Manager, Business Development

Nicolette Peters
Public Sector Investment Strategy Project Coordinator

Jason Ritter
Communications Associate

Maggie Rosado
Senior Administrative Assistant

Meriem Sadoun
Communications Manager

Zoe Saphir
Community Impact Manager

Kyle Schulz
Executive Vice President of Business Development and Global Strategy

Julie White Schuster
Director of Venture Programs

Adam Shimer
Director, Community Impact

Carrie Simmons
Vice President of Operations and HR

Tanya Tan
Associate Director, International Business Development

Markayle Tolliver
Community Impact Coordinator

Adrienne Tongate
Executive Vice President, Global Strategic Initiatives