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Wendy Garrett

Chair of the Board
Managing Director, Independence and Ethics
Grant Thornton LLP

Robin L. Brown (Ret.)

Vice Chair of the Board
Vice President Government Affairs and External Relations
Ingredion Incorporated

Julie Overbeck

Treasurer of the Board
Basset Capital

Alana Ward-Robinson

Secretary of the Board
President & CEO
Robinson Consulting Group, Inc.

Adam Berkoff

Board Member
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Alison Murphy

Board Member
Managing Director Group Head

Gamilah N. Pierre

Board Member
Partners In Obstetrics And Women’s Health

Jean McLaren

Board Member
Retired President
Chicago, MARC USA

Jennifer Vidis

Board Member
Deputy Commissioner
Chicago Department of Public Health

Kelly Spowage 

Board Member
Managing Director
International Tax Deloitte

Kenyatta S. Beverly

Board Member
Labor and Employment Counsel
The Davey Tree Expert Company

Kyle T. Schulz

Board Member
Executive Vice President of Business and Workforce Development
World Business Chicago

Mary Ann Hynes

Board Member
Senior Counsel
Dentons US LLP

Mary Wilson

Board Member
Managing Partner
Dentons US LLP

Tanya Jaeger de Foras

Board Member
SVP, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary, & Chief Compliance Officer
Ingredion Incorporated

Vanesa Scott-Thompson, Ed.D

Board Member
Vice President of Program
Elim Christian Services

Paula Oyibo

Board Member
Senior Vice President, Finance

Sonya Olds Som, Esq

Board Member
Global Managing Partner – Legal, Risk, Compliance & Government Affairs Practice
Diversified Search Group

Jennifer Kenedy

Board Member
General Counsel Locke Lord LLP

Shammara Howell

Board Member
VP, Global Chief Field People Officer
McDonald’s USA

Kathryn (Katie) Fischer

Board Member
Vice President, North America Head of Exchange Traded Derivatives
Northern Trust Company

Anita Watkins

Board Member
Trade Area Vice President – Chicago

Maya Hightower

Board Member
Director of Community Relations
Witherite Law Group

Asha Jessop

Board Member
Vice President, Business Contracts Management
Financial Institution

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