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Board of Directors

Deborah Baker

Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Appointed Commissioner

Tijuan Fleming

Behavioral Health Consulting


Auyana Orr

Ariel Investments

Director, Community Affairs

Ashley Cano, Esq

Seyfarth Shaw LLP


*Board Secretary

Steven Fus, Esq

United Airlines, General Counsel (retired)

Law Office of Steven Fus

*leave of absence starting May 2022

Chanda Rice, Esq

Hyatt Corporation

Senior Counsel IT Operations

Alison Caverly


Commercial Counsel

Kristin Givens, Esq

State Farm


Melissa Root, Esq

Jenner & Block LLP


*Board Treasurer

Djenne Clayton, Esq

Barilla, Inc

Americas General Counsel

James Kelly, Esq

Commercial Stericycle, Inc.

Associate Counsel

*Board Vice-Chair

Paul Stephens, Esq

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP


* Board Chair

Averil Edwards

United Airlines

Managing Counsel

Christian Kemnitz, Esq

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP


Associate Board

Elizabeth Abramson

DLA Piper

Corporate Associate

Jessica Barnes

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Associate Attorney

Alton Bradley


Corporate Investigations Counsel Associate Manager

Cara Hanson

Greenberg Traurig


Anne Harris


Senior Corporate Counsel

Sonje Hawkins

Sidley Austin

Conflicts Lateral Hire Manager

Jessenia Rodriguez

The LARC Group

Managing Partner

Ali Schaller

Loeb & Loeb LLP

Associate Attorney

Sam Schoenburg

Goldman Ismail

Associate Attorney

* Board Co-Chair

Lamar Brown


Community Strategist

Reed Chisenhall

Schiller DuCanto & Fleck LLP

Associate Attorney

Patrick Cordova

Jenner & Block

Associate Attorney

Charlotte Cottier

Crown Family Philanthropies

Communications Lead

* Board Co-Chair

Thomas Guillen

Hughes Law Offices


Andrew Hemmer

U.S. District Court

Judicial Law Clerk

Emily Kesler

Seyfarth Shaw

Associate Attorney

Jahmel Martin

Allstate Insurance Company

Gregory Noorigan

Dechert LLP

Associate Attorney

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

Karim Pirani

Sidley Austin


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