Board of Directors

Traci Braun, Esq

Exelon Corporation

Vice President & Associate General Counsel

Laurie Cooper

AON

Vice President, Health Solutions

Christian Kemnitz, Esq

Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Partner

Sharon Calhoun, Esq

Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg 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

Ashley Cano, Esq

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Senior Associate

Joanna Horsnail, Esq

Mayer Brown LLP

Partner

* Current Board Chair

Chanda Rice, Esq

Hyatt Corporation

Senior Counsel IT Operations

Djenne Clayton, Esq

National Express

Senior VP-Deputy General Counsel

Candice Jones, Esq

Public Welfare Foundation

President & CEO 

Melissa Root, Esq

Jenner & Block LLP

Partner

Bryce Cooper, Esq

Winston & Strawn LLP

Partner

James Kelly, Esq

Allstate Investments

Senior Associate Counsel

Paul Stephens, Esq

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Partner

Young Professionals Board

Elizabeth Abramson

DLA Piper

Corporate Associate Attorney

 

Deborah Baker

Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission

Appointed Commissioner

 

Lamar Brown

Lyft

Community Strategist

 

Alison Caverly

Jones Day

M&A Associate Attorney

* Board Chair

Jocelyn Chancellor

Mérieux NutriSciences Corporation

Corporate Counsel

 

Patrick Cordova

Jenner & Block

Associate Attorney

 

Averil Edwards

United Airlines

Managing Counsel

Denise Fesdjian

Ulmer & Berne LLP

Associate Attorney

Thomas Guillen

Attorney

Hughes Law Offices

Jahmel Martin

Allstate Insurance Company

Cara Hanson

Greenberg Traurig

Shareholder

 

Anne Harris

ALDI USA

Senior Corporate Counsel

 

Sonje Hawkins

Sidley Austin

Conflicts Lateral Hire Manager

 

Gregory Noorigan

Dechert LLP

Associate Attorney

Emily Kesler

Seyfarth Shaw

Associate Attorney

Michelle Mbekeani-Wiley

Cook Country State’s Attorney’s Office

Policy Advisor- Juvenile Justice

Charlotte Cottier

Crown Family Philanthropies

Communications Lead

Kate Watson Moss

Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP

Associate Attorney

Shannon Murphy

Winston & Strawn LLP

Partner

Andrew Hemmer

U.S. District Court

Judicial Law Clerk

Rebekah Newman

Assistant Attorney General

Illinois Attorney General's Office

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

Jaime Simon

Winston & Strawn

Associate Attorney

Ewa Wieslaw

Allstate Insurance Company

Senior Associate Counsel

Caroline A. Wong

Sidley Austin LLP

Litigation Associate