Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Eric Lefkofsky
Chairman and Co-Founder

Vice Chair
Keating Crown
Sterling Bay

Verett Mims
Assistant Treasurer
The Boeing Company

Deborah H. Quazzo
Managing Partner
GSV AcceleraTE

Henry S. Bienen
President Emeritus
Northwestern University

Douglas R. Brown
Civic Leader

Dennis Chookaszian
Retired Chairman and CEO
CNA Insurance Companies 

Elizabeth H. Connelly
Senior Vice President and CHRO
CDW Corporation

Nora Daley
Civic Leader

Amy Eshleman
Learning Consultant
Digital Youth Network DePaul University

Rich Feitler
President and Chief Operating Officer

Paul Goodrich
Civic Leader

Lynn Lockwood Murphy
Executive Director
One Chicago Fund

Bruce Sagan

Matthew Shapiro 
Mason Avenue Investments

Stephanie B. Smith
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
DePaul University

Bryan Traubert
Pritzker Traubert Foundation

John R. Walter
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
ASHLIN Management Company

Helen Zell
Executive Director
Zell Family Foundation


Sarah Beardsley       Managing Director of Management Consulting
Michael W. Bender   Senior Partner & Leader
Digital McKinsey 
Susan O. Berghoef       President
The Orlebeke Foundation
Amy Bluhm   Civic Leader
Meredith Bluhm-Wolf   Principal
Lamb Partners
Marlene Breslow-Blitstein   Civic Leader
Carole L. Brown   Chief Risk & Change Officer
Ebs Burnough   Founder and President
Ebs Burnough Solutions International (EBSI)
Beth Boosalis Davis   Retired Attorney
Glenn Davis  

Ensemble Member
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

D. Cameron Findlay   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Robert J. Greenebaum, Jr.   Executive Vice President
CRC Swett
John Hart   Founder- Chairman Emeritus
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co.
Jon Michael Hill   Ensemble Member
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Dennis D. Howarter   Partner
Rebecca Johnston   Civic Leader
Mary Ludford   Vice President, Deputy Chief Security Officer
Exelon Corporation
Ronald J. Mallicoat, Jr.   Market President and Managing Director - Wealth Management
The Northern Trust Company
Holly Maloney   Civic Leader
Tarell Alvin McCraney   Ensemble Member
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
David E. Mendelsohn   Partner, Chicago Office
DLA Piper
L. Heather Mitchell   Civic Leader
Christopher M. Murphy   Partner
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Pam Netzky   Founder
Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. 
Yasen Peyankov   Ensemble Member
Steppenwolf Theater Company
Anne Phillips   Owner, Managing Director
The Edge Theater
Robert S. Rivkin   Senior Vice President & General Counsel
United Airlines
Karen Rodriguez   Ensemble Member
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Shilpa Rupani   Co-President
Steppenwolf Associates
Cari B. Sacks   Civic Leader
Robert Sanborn   Co-Founder
Sanborn Kilcollin Partners
Manuel "Manny" Sanchez   Founder and Managing Partner
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP
Anna D. Shapiro   Artistic Director
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Colette Cachey Smithburg   Broker
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
Elliot A. Stultz   Senior Vice President, Assistant Secretary and Deputy General Counsel
Allstate Insurance

Emeritus Trustees


J. Robert Barr        Retired Partner
Sidley Austin LLP
Lawrence Block   Retired Partner
Schiff Hardin LLP
Michael Cahan   Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
MAC Management Company, Inc
John N. Fox, Jr   Retired Vice Chairman and Global Director
Lawrence Gill   Retired Attorney and Executive
Donna LaPietra   Executive Producer
Kurtis Productions, Ltd.
Kenneth J. Porrello   Executive Director
CEO Perspectives Program
Merle Reskin   Civic Leader
Randall K. Rowe   Chairman
Green Courte Partners, LLC
Gloria Scoby   Group Publisher
Crain Communications