Board Members

  • Sara Albrecht

    President, Swan Capital LLC

  • Pete Bensen

    Retired, Chief Administrative Officer of McDonald’s Corporation

  • Jack Buck

    President, Free Market Ventures

  • Daniel P. Daly

    President and Chief Executive Officer, SENB Bank

  • Ward Hamm

    Assurance Partner, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP

  • Michael McClain


  • Karin Norington Reaves

    Chief Executive Officer, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

  • Jim Perry

    Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners

  • John Schoenig

    Director of Teacher Formation and Education Policy, University of Notre Dame

  • Avrum Weinfeld

    Chief Executive Officer, Bria Health Services

Emeritus Board Members

  • John Buck

    Chairman, The John Buck Company

  • John Schreiber

    President, Centaur Capital Partners


  • Brian Brookover

    Senior Director of Operations & Finance

  • Emma Ciavarella

    Communications Manager

  • Kaitlin Donnelly

    Managing Director of Development

  • Justine Gagne

    Office Manager

  • Nathan Hoffman

    Policy and Research Director

  • Anthony Holter

    Executive Director

  • Alissa McCurley-Vogel

    Government Affairs Director

  • Myles Mendoza


  • Meggan Muller

    Operations Director

  • Sinthu Ramalingam

    Senior Policy Associate

  • Juan Rangel

    Strategy Director

  • Julia Sullivan

    Communications Assistant

  • Bobby Sylvester

    Regional Director

  • Taylor Zentner

    Philanthropic Director

Leadership Council

  • Sara Albrecht


  • Jeff Aeder

  • Doug Gourley

  • Mary Clare Gourley

  • Tom Hulsebosch

  • Nancy Hulsebosch

  • John Kirtley

  • Andy McKenna

  • Levoyd Robinson

  • John Schreiber

  • Scott Schuster

  • Joe Scoby

  • Peter Thompson

  • Peter Vilim

  • Ed Wehmer

  • Mark Wight


  • Neil Ruddock

    Outreach Consultant

  • Anne White

    President, Step Up For Students Illinois

  • Susan Walker

    Finance Associate


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