Board of Directors

Mark Affolter
Ares Management

Andy Bankert, Board President
Bain & Co.

Michael Buck, Secretary
Driehaus Capital Management LLC

Uma Chandrasekaran
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Sonya Choe Miller, Vice-Chair
Independent Consultant

Jamie Cleghorn, Treasurer
Bain & Co.

Karina Diehl, Board Liaison

Ellen Feldman
Community Volunteer

Noam Frankel
Optimal Freight

Marlo Gaal

Jennifer Keller
Community Volunteer

Jason Klein
HSA Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Jonathan Kletzel

Tracy Sefl
Strategic Communications Consultant

Peter Sheren
Goldman Sachs

Penne Silverman
Christopher House

Rita Simó
The People’s Music School

Amanda Slack, Board Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

*Jennifer Kim Matsuzawa
The People’s Music School

*Ex officio members


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Associate Board

Kate Banner
Northwestern University

Ryan Boggs
Four Star Wealth Advisors

Arturo Evening
Freelance Music Producer

Amy Fernandez
Prudential Financial

Kevin Hardiman

Yang Hu

Meagan Keefe
Northwestern University

Christian Luciano
Northwestern University

Dan Malnar

Matt Morrissey
Drinker Biddle & Reath

Spencer Park
Applied Predictive Technologies

Omar Ruiz-Oliver

Allegis Snider
Clark Construction Group, LLC

Amy Tsuei
Walton Street Capital

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