Boards & Committees

Honorary Board

Ryan Baker
Ryan Baker
CBS 2 Morning News Anchor
Steve Cochran
Steve Cochran
WLS Radio Host
Kendall & Wendy Gill
Kendall & Wendy Gill
Former NBA Player, Sports Analyst
Carole Robertson Center for Learning
Dan & Gina Hampton
Dan & Gina Hampton
Former Chicago Bears NFL Player
Ann Lurie
Ann Lurie
Lurie Holdings, Inc.
Steve McMichael
Steve McMichael
Former Chicago Bears Player
Pete McMurray
Pete McMurray
Chicago Radio Personality
Jim Peterik
Jim Peterik
Grammy-Winning Musician
Ides Of March
Doug Plank
Doug Plank
Former Chicago Bears NFL Player
Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD
Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
George Wendt
George Wendt
Otis Wilson
Otis Wilson
Former Chicago Bears Player

Host Committee

Ben Bornstein
Prospero Capital Management, LLC
Rex L. Chisholm, PhD & Kathleen J. Green, PhD
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University & Northwestern University
Mike & Nancy Cole
Northwest Bank
Laura Ellis
Baird & Warner
Janice Feinberg, PharmD, JD
Joseph and Bessie Feinberg Foundation
Chris Johnson
Classic Cinemas
Larry Johnson
Paltech Enterprises, Inc.
Terry Mullen
Bay Valley Sales, Inc.
JR & Andrea Niklos
Acceleration Sports Performance & Former NFL Player
Carissa Porter
Salon Hype
Tim Tyrrell
Former NFL Player

Executive Board

John Rot*
Hortons Home Lighting
Dan Chopp*
Vice President
Chopp Commercial Properties
Mark Shapland*
Becknell Industrial

Board of Directors

Michael Burke
Burke Beverage
Andrea Darlas
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
Gregg Garofalo
Lighting One
Neil Graves*
Tri-State Sales
Julie Jordan Laux
J. Jordan Homes
Maria Mullen
Hubbardton Forge
Mike O'Connor
JM Associates
Jeff Pieta
AIS, Shiftgig
Rob Rich
L.A. Eyeworks
Joe Snyder
Snyder Insurance
Beth Tischler
Baird & Warner

Advisory Board

Kellie Sipich Basevic
Q-BBQ and The Hot Dog & Burger Company
Trish Boenzi
Primus Temporary Housing
Steven Borowy
MDA Lites
Kevin P. Casey, MD
Duly Health and Care
Cameron Frank
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc.
Marnie Graves
Tri-State Sales
Kacie Hollenbeck
Krema Coffee House
Julie Holloway
Hortons Home Lighting & Ace Hardware
Patty Keegan
Fortuna Admissions
EJ Manzke
The Collins Law Firm
Paul Niemann
Craig Norris
John Polivka, DDS
Battistoni Beam Polivka Orthodontics
Adriana Romano
West Town Bank & Trust
Maya Schultz
Doran Leadership Partners
Caroline Shanahan
Megent Financial
Lisa Siragusa
Levy Restaurants at the United Center
Nicole Snyder
Snyder Insurance
Cramer Soebbing
Mariner Wealth Advisors - Chicago
Danny Tischler*
Jose Torres
Dimelo Media
Laura Van Zeyl
Dallas Lighting Market


Cortney Frahm
Executive Director
Sue Nesbitt
Development Associate
*Founding Father
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