Board of Trustees

Executive Committee

Chair
Eric Lefkofsky
Chairman and Co-Founder
Groupon

Vice Chairs 
Keating Crown
Principal
Sterling Bay

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

Treasurer
Paul Goodrich
Advisor
Choose Chicago 

Secretary
Deborah H. Quazzo
Managing Partner
GSV Accelerate

Carole L. Brown
Chief Risk & Change Officer
PNC

Douglas R. Brown
Civic Leader

Dennis Chookaszian
Retired Chairman and CEO
CNA Insurance Companies 

Nora Daley
Civic Leader

Glenn Davis
Ensemble Member
Steppenwolf Theatre Company 

Amy Eshleman
Learning Consultant
Digital Youth Network DePaul University

Rich Feitler
President and Chief Operating Officer
TPN

Jon Michael Hill
Ensemble Member
Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Lynn Lockwood Murphy
Executive Director
One Chicago Fund

Karen Rodriguez
Ensemble Member
Steppenwolf Theatre Company 

Bruce Sagan
Publisher

Matthew Shapiro 
Manager
Mason Avenue Investments

Bryan Traubert
Chairman
Pritzker Traubert Foundation

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

Helen Zell
Executive Director
Zell Family Foundation

Trustees

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
 
Ebs Burnough   Founder and President
Ebs Burnough Solutions International (EBSI)
 
Beth Boosalis Davis   Retired Attorney
 
D. Cameron Findlay   Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Archer Daniels Midland Company
 
Robert J. Greenebaum, Jr.   Executive Vice President
CRC Swett
 
Dennis D. Howarter   Partner
PricewaterhouseCoopers
 
Rebecca Johnston   Civic Leader
 
Mary Ludford   Vice President, Deputy Chief Security Officer
Exelon Corporation
 
Julia Luscombe   Managing Director of Strategic Planning
Feeding America 
 
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
 
Christopher M. Murphy   Partner
McDermott Will & Emery LLP
 
Pam Netzky   Founder
Amplify Snack Brands, Inc. 
 
Yasen Peyankov   Ensemble Member
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
 
Anne Phillips   Owner, Managing Director
The Edge Theater
 
Robert S. Rivkin   Senior Vice President & General Counsel
United Airlines
 
Cari B. Sacks   Civic Leader
 
Robert Sanborn   Co-Founder
Sanborn Kilcollin Partners
 
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
Deloitte
 
Lawrence Gill   Retired Attorney and Executive
 
John Hart   Founder - Chairman Emeritus
Hart Davis Hart Wine Co. 
 
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