Meet the members of World Business Chicago’s board of directors and staff.

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Staff

Lauren  Backe

Lauren Backe

Venture Events Associate

LaForce  Baker

LaForce Baker

VP, Community Impact

Jack  Bilanzic

Jack Bilanzic

Business Development Manager

Alison  Bouchard

Alison Bouchard

Chief of Staff

Ed  Cabezas

Ed Cabezas

Business Relations Manager, Talent & Workforce

Troy  Choi

Troy Choi

Chicago Sister Cities International Program Manager

Trenton  Dunn

Trenton Dunn

Program Manager, Think Chicago

Lisa  Dziekan

Lisa Dziekan

Senior Vice President, Business Development and FDI

Sania  Erwin

Sania Erwin

Public Sector Investment Strategy Project Coordinator

Myrna  Farmer

Myrna Farmer

Executive Director, Board Relations

Michael  Fassnacht

Michael Fassnacht

President & CEO

Robin  Ficke

Robin Ficke

Vice President, Research

Paula  Galbraith

Paula Galbraith

Financial Accounting Consultant

Dalila  Hable

Dalila Hable

Executive Assistant to President & CEO

Andrew  Hayes

Andrew Hayes

Vice President, Director of Marketing & Communications

Justine  Ingram

Justine Ingram

Research Coordinator

Himashi  Jayasundera

Himashi Jayasundera

Research Analyst

Natalia  Kapani

Natalia Kapani

Director, Public Sector Investment Strategy

Beatriz  Kauffmann

Beatriz Kauffmann

ThinkChicago Program Associate

Abin  Kuriakose

Abin Kuriakose

Executive Vice President of Innovation and Venture Strategy

Adam  Levine

Adam Levine

Director, Talent & Workforce Strategy

Hannah  Loftus

Hannah Loftus

Director, Research

Joshua  Maratre

Joshua Maratre

Office Coordinator

Anel Montes  Marchan

Anel Montes Marchan

VP, Global Strategic Initiatives

Paulina  Martínez

Paulina Martínez

Director, Business Development

Nicole  McCarthy

Nicole McCarthy

Innovation Program Manager

Billy  Ndizeye

Billy Ndizeye

Business Development Associate

Alexandra   Oleksiuk

Alexandra Oleksiuk

Business Development Manager

Nicolette  Peters

Nicolette Peters

Public Sector Investment Strategy Project Coordinator

Jason   Ritter

Jason Ritter

Communications Associate

Maggie  Rosado

Maggie Rosado

Senior Administrative Assistant

Enrique  Rubio

Enrique Rubio

Senior Manager, Business Development (Food & Agriculture)

Meriem  Sadoun

Meriem Sadoun

Communications Manager

Zoe  Saphir

Zoe Saphir

Community Impact Manager

Kyle  Schulz

Kyle Schulz

Executive Vice President of Business Development and Global Strategy

Julie  Schuster

Julie Schuster

Director of Venture Strategy

Adam  Shimer

Adam Shimer

Director, Community Impact

Carrie  Simmons

Carrie Simmons

VP, Operations & HR

Tanya  Tan

Tanya Tan

Associate Director, International Business Development

Markayle  Tolliver

Markayle Tolliver

Community Impact Coordinator

Adrienne  Tongate

Adrienne Tongate

Executive Vice President, Global Strategic Initiatives

Susan  Arthur

Susan Arthur

Chief Executive Officer

CareerBuilder

Rita  Athas

Rita Athas

Former President

World Business Chicago

Curt R.  Bailey

Curt R. Bailey

President

Related Midwest

Marc  Baumann

Marc Baumann

President & Chief Executive Officer

SP+ Corporation

Hardik  Bhatt

Hardik Bhatt

President & Chief Growth Officer

SDI Presence LLC

Rosalind  Brewer

Rosalind Brewer

Chief Executive Officer

Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Rob  Bronstein

Rob Bronstein

President

The Scion Group

Greg  Brown

Greg Brown

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Motorola

John  Buck

John Buck

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

The John Buck Company

Martin  Cabrera

Martin Cabrera

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Cabrera Capital Markets, LLC

Gregory C.  Case

Gregory C. Case

President & Chief Executive Officer

Aon plc

David R.  Casper

David R. Casper

Chair & Chief Executive Officer

BMO Harris Bank

Clive  Christison

Clive Christison

Senior Vice President, Fuel Supply & Midstream

bp

Kevin  Cole

Kevin Cole

Chicago Office Managing Partner

EY

Alanna  Cotton

Alanna Cotton

President & Chief Business Officer

Ferrero North America

Christopher  Crane

Christopher Crane

President & Chief Executive Officer

Exelon Corporation

James S.  Crown

James S. Crown

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Henry Crown and Company

Wendell  Dallas

Wendell Dallas

President and Chief Executive Officer

Nicor Gas

Paramita  Das

Paramita Das

General Manager

Rio Tinto

Kyle  DeGiulio

Kyle DeGiulio

Economic Development Policy Manager

Amazon

David  Dohnalek

David Dohnalek

Senior Vice President & Treasurer

The Boeing Company

Donald  Edwards

Donald Edwards

Chief Executive Officer

Flexpoint Ford, LLC

Joe  Erlinger

Joe Erlinger

President

McDonald's USA

Dr. Opella  Ernest

Dr. Opella Ernest

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC)

John  Ettelson

John Ettelson

Chairman

William Blair

Kelly  Graves

Kelly Graves

President

FCB Chicago

Raj  Gupta

Raj Gupta

Executive Chairman

ESD

Dean  Harrison

Dean Harrison

President & Chief Executive Officer

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare

Brett  Hart

Brett Hart

President

United Airlines

Mellody  Hobson

Mellody Hobson

Vice Chair

World Business Chicago

John M.  Holmes

John M. Holmes

President & Chief Executive Officer

AAR CORP.

Mark S.  Hoplamazian

Mark S. Hoplamazian

President & Chief Executive Officer

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Mark  Hoppe

Mark Hoppe

Regional President

Fifth Third Bank (Chicago)

Paul  Hsu

Paul Hsu

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Decasonic

Greg  Hughes

Greg Hughes

President, North America

Beam Suntory, Inc.

Linda  Imonti

Linda Imonti

Managing Principal

KPMG LLP

Shiv  Iyer

Shiv Iyer

US Midwest Market Unit Lead

Accenture

Jaime L. M.  Jones

Jaime L. M. Jones

Partner

Sidley Austin LLP

Steve  Kersten

Steve Kersten

President

WaterSaver Faucet Company

Tom  Kilroy

Tom Kilroy

Chicago Office Managing Partner

McKinsey & Company

Dave  Kimbell

Dave Kimbell

Chief Executive Officer

Ulta Beauty

Kip  Kirkpatrick

Kip Kirkpatrick

Founding Partner & Co-Chief Executive Officer

The Vistria Group

Greg  Klamrzynski

Greg Klamrzynski

Chief Executive Partner

Chapman and Cutler LLP

John  Koudounis

John Koudounis

President & Chief Executive Officer

Calamos Investments

Eric  Lefkofsky

Eric Lefkofsky

Chief Executive Officer

Tempus

Mayor Lori E.  Lightfoot

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot

Mayor

City of Chicago

Fabiano  Lima

Fabiano Lima

Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs

Mars Wrigley

Anthony F.  Maggiore

Anthony F. Maggiore

Managing Director, Midwest & Canada Middle Market

JPMorgan Chase

Jeff  Malehorn

Jeff Malehorn

Former President & Chief Executive Officer

World Business Chicago

Craig C.  Martin

Craig C. Martin

Chairman (Midwest)

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

James E.  Matanky

James E. Matanky

Chief Executive Officer

Matanky Realty Group

Thomas D.  McElroy II

Thomas D. McElroy II

Principal & Chief Executive Officer

Level-1 Global Solutions, LLC

Michael L.  Morkin

Michael L. Morkin

Partner

Venable LLP

Michael H.  Moskow

Michael H. Moskow

Fellow, Global Economy

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Martin H.  Nesbitt

Martin H. Nesbitt

Co-Chief Executive Officer

The Vistria Group

Pin  Ni

Pin Ni

President

Wanxiang America Corporation

Michael  O'Grady

Michael O'Grady

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Northern Trust

Lynn  Osmond

Lynn Osmond

President & Chief Executive Officer

Choose Chicago

Frank E.  Pasquesi

Frank E. Pasquesi

Office Managing Partner – Chicago

Foley & Lardner LLP

Luke  Petherbridge

Luke Petherbridge

Chief Executive Office

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Jose Luis  Prado

Jose Luis Prado

Chairman

Tropicale Foods

Richard S.  Price

Richard S. Price

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Mesirow

David  Reifman

David Reifman

President, Chicago Business Unit

Clayco

Michael  Reinsdorf

Michael Reinsdorf

President & Chief Operating Officer

Chicago Bulls

Matt  Renner

Matt Renner

President – US Enterprise

Microsoft

Jim  Reynolds

Jim Reynolds

Co-Founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Loop Capital

Robbert  Rietbroek

Robbert Rietbroek

Senior Vice President & General Manager

Quaker Foods, North America

John C.  Robak

John C. Robak

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Greeley and Hansen

Desiree  Rogers

Desiree Rogers

Chief Executive Officer

Black Opal Beauty

Lior  Ron

Lior Ron

Head of Uber Freight

Uber Freight

Kristen  Rossi

Kristen Rossi

Head of Midwest Investment Banking | Head of Consumer Retail, Investment Banking

Morgan Stanley

Dan  Ryan

Dan Ryan

President, Central Region

JLL

Michael J.  Sacks

Michael J. Sacks

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

GCM Grosvenor

Karen  Sauder

Karen Sauder

President, Global Clients & Agency Solutions | Chicago Site Lead

Google

Jennifer  Scanlon

Jennifer Scanlon

President & Chief Executive Officer

UL Inc.

Kathy  Scherer

Kathy Scherer

Chicago Managing Partner

Deloitte LLP

Jeff  Shapack

Jeff Shapack

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Shapack Partners

Jon  Shulkin

Jon Shulkin

Partner

Valor Equity Partners

David  Simas

David Simas

Chief Executive Officer

Obama Foundation

Jim  Skogsbergh

Jim Skogsbergh

President & Chief Executive Officer

Advocate Aurora Health

Charles E.  Smith

Charles E. Smith

Chief Executive Officer

CS Insurance Strategies

Ryan  Smith

Ryan Smith

Executive Vice President

Ajinomoto Health & Nutrition North America

Matt  Snyder

Matt Snyder

Executive Vice President

Marmon Holdings, Inc.

Marc F.  Sperber

Marc F. Sperber

Partner

Mayer Brown LLP

James H.M.  Sprayregan

James H.M. Sprayregan

Partner

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Brian  Stanton

Brian Stanton

Senior Vice President, Chicago Region

Bank of America

Jennifer  Steans

Jennifer Steans

President & Chief Executive Officer

Financial Investments Corporation

Mark  Sullivan

Mark Sullivan

Chicago Managing Partner

Grant Thornton

Scott  Swanson

Scott Swanson

President

PNC Bank

Mark  Tebbe

Mark Tebbe

Chair

WBC Innovation & Venture Council

Donald  Thompson

Donald Thompson

Founder & Owner

Cleveland Avenue, LLC

Peter  Thompson

Peter Thompson

Chair, Midwest Advisory

Lazard Freres & Co. LLC

Laura  Thonn

Laura Thonn

Chicago Officer Managing Partner

PricewaterhouseCooper LLP

Ed  Tilly

Ed Tilly

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

Cboe

Judy  Toland

Judy Toland

Vice President, Head of Scaled Solutions, Global Business Marketing

Meta

Jeffrey S.   Torosian

Jeffrey S. Torosian

Partner

DLA Piper LLP (US)

Glenn  Tullman

Glenn Tullman

Chief Executive Officer

Transcarent

James  Turner

James Turner

Managing Director, Commercial Real Estate Group

CIBC

Grant C  Uhlir

Grant C Uhlir

Principal | Global Director of Large Projects

Gensler

John R.  Weiss

John R. Weiss

Office Managing Partner

Duane Morris LLP

Melissa  Werneck

Melissa Werneck

Global Chief People Officer

The Kraft Heinz Company

Don  Wilson

Don Wilson

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

DRW

Jason M.  Wortendyke

Jason M. Wortendyke

Co-Head, Chicago | Office Global Co-Head, Diversified Industrials

Citi | Banking, Capital Markets & Advisory

Andrea L.  Zopp

Andrea L. Zopp

Managing Partner

Cleveland Avenue, LLC

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