Board of Directors

Christian Kemnitz, Esq

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Partner

*Board Treasurer

Sharon Calhoun, Esq

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP

Partner

Laurie Cooper

AON

Vice President, Health Solutions

Ashley Cano, Esq

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Partner

Steven Fus, Esq

United Airlines, General Counsel (retired)

Law Office of Steven Fus

* Past Board Chair

Auyana Orr

Ariel Investments

Director, Community Affairs

Alison Caverly

ITW

Commercial Counsel

Kristin Givens, Esq

State Farm

Counsel

Chanda Rice, Esq

Hyatt Corporation

Senior Counsel IT Operations

Djenne Clayton, Esq

Barilla, Inc

Americas General Counsel

Joanna Horsnail, Esq

Mayer Brown LLP

Partner

* Current Board Chair

Melissa Root, Esq

Jenner & Block LLP

Partner

Bryce Cooper, Esq

Winston & Strawn LLP

Partner

James Kelly, Esq

Commercial Stericycle, Inc.

Associate Counsel

Paul Stephens, Esq

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Partner

*Board Secretary

Young Professionals Board

Elizabeth Abramson

DLA Piper

Corporate Associate Attorney

 

Deborah Baker

Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Appointed Commissioner

* Board Co-Chair

Lamar Brown

Lyft

Community Strategist

 

Patrick Cordova

Jenner & Block

Associate Attorney

Charlotte Cottier

Crown Family Philanthropies

Communications Lead

Averil Edwards

United Airlines

Managing Counsel

Thomas Guillen

Attorney

Hughes Law Offices

Cara Hanson

Greenberg Traurig

Shareholder

Anne Harris

ALDI USA

Senior Corporate Counsel

 

Sonje Hawkins

Sidley Austin

Conflicts Lateral Hire Manager

Andrew Hemmer

U.S. District Court

Judicial Law Clerk

Emily Kesler

Seyfarth Shaw

Associate Attorney

Jahmel Martin

Allstate Insurance Company

Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley

Cook Country State’s Attorney’s Office

Policy Advisor- Juvenile Justice

Rebekah Newman

Assistant Attorney General

Illinois Attorney General's Office

Gregory Noorigan

Dechert LLP

Associate Attorney

Rachel Pate

The Chicago Community Trust

Impact Coordinator

Karim S. Pirani

Sidley Austin LLP

Associate Attorney

 

Jessenia Rodriguez

The LARC Group

Managing Partner

Ali Schaller

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Associate Attorney

 

Sam Schoenburg

Goldman Ismail

Associate Attorney

* Board Co-Chair

Jaime Simon

Sidley Austin LLP

Associate Attorney

Kate Watson Moss

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Associate Attorney

Ewa Wieslaw

Allstate Insurance Company

Senior Associate Counsel

Caroline A. Wong

Sidley Austin LLP

Litigation Associate