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Desiree Rogers
Desiree Rogers

Board Chair 
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Jillian Darlow
Gillian Darlow

Vice Chair
CEO
Polk Bros. Foundation

Lou Raizin
Lou Raizin

Treasurer
President
Broadway In Chicago

Patrick Donelly
Patrick Donelly

Secretary
General Manager
Hyatt Regency Chicago

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Ralph Affrunti
Ralph Affrunti

President
Chicago & Cook County Building & Construction Trades Council

Holly Agra
Holly Agra

President
Chicago's First Lady Cruises

Walter Burnett
Walter Burnett Jr.*

Alderman, 27th Ward 
City of Chicago

John Colletti
John R. Colletti

Managing Partner
The Gibson's Restaurant Group

Rosa Escareno
Rosa Escareno

Commissioner
Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection

Don Finn
Don Finn*

Business Manager, Financial Secretary
I.B.E.W. Local #134 

Laurence S. Geller
Laurence S. Geller

Chairman
Geller Capital Partners

Billy Glunz
Billy Glunz*

Regional Director of Government Affairs
American Airlines

Brett Hart
Brett Hart

Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel
United Airlines

Lori Healey
Lori Healey*

CEO
Metropolitan Pier & Exposition Authority

Jake Henry
Jake Henry

Senior Partner and Managing Partner, Chicago Office
McKinsey & Company

Amy Hughes
Amy Hughes*

Illinois – Michigan Market Executive | Managing Director
U.S. Trust | Bank of America Private Wealth Management

Matt Hynes
Matthew Hynes

Managing Director
GCM Grosvenor

Marko Iglendza
Marko Iglendza

Founder & CEO
Terminal Getaway Spa

Mark Kelly
Mark Kelly*

Commissioner
Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events

Kwang-Wu Kim
Kwang-Wu Kim

President and CEO
Columbia College Chicago

Barbara Laken
Barbara Laken*

Regional Sales Director
United Airlines

Mark Lauer
Mark Lauer

General Manager
Sheraton Grand Chicago

Tom Loughlin
Thomas J. Loughlin

Area Vice President
Hilton

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Kevin McLaughlin
Kevin McLaughlin

Business Representative
United Brotherhood of Carpenters, Local 10

Jerry Mickelson
Jerry Mickelson

Chairman and Co-Founder
Jam Productions

Lynn Osmond
Lynn J. Osmond, Hon. AIA, CAE

President & CEO
Chicago Architecture Center

Jorge Ramirez
Jorge Ramirez

Chair
Chicago Sports Commission

Maria Razumich-Zec
Maria Razumich-Zec

Regional Vice President and General Manager
The Peninsula Chicago

Sandra Reynolds
Sandra Reynolds

Chief Operating Officer
Kendall Miles Designs

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Jamie Rhee

Commissioner
Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA)

Tom Ricketts
Thomas S. Ricketts

Chairman | Incapital LLC
Executive Chairman | Chicago Cubs

Manny Sanchez
Manuel “Manny” Sanchez

Founding Partner and Managing Partner
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP

Harriet Seitler
Harriet Seitler

Chief Marketing Officer/Executive Vice President
OWN

Alpana Singh
Alpana Singh

Master Sommelier
Owner of Terra and Vine Restaurant

Melody Spann-Cooper
Melody Spann-Cooper

Chairman | President
Midway Broadcasting Corporation | WVON, WRLL

Christie Tarantino-Dean
Christie Tarantino

CEO
Institute of Food Technologists

Sam Toia
Sam Toia

President & CEO
Illinois Restaurant Association

John Tomasiewicz
John Tomasiewicz*

Director, Client Management
American Express - Global Merchant Services

Carlos Tortolero
Carlos Tortolero

Founder and President
National Museum of Mexican Art

Ron Vlasic
Ron Vlasic

Chief Operating Officer
Hostmark Hospitality Group

Mark Watson
Mark G. Watson

Executive Director
Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Kevin Willer
Kevin Willer

Partner
Chicago Ventures

Andrea Zopp
Andrea Zopp

President & CEO
World Business Chicago


*Ex-officio

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