Board of Directors

Mark Affolter
Ares Management

Andy Bankert
Bain & Co.

Michael Buck, Board President
Driehaus Capital Management LLC

Clarence + Regena Carson
Chicago Public Schools; BP

Uma Chandrasekaran
Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Sonya Choe Miller
Independent Consultant

Ashton Clark
Ticket Falcon

Jamie Cleghorn, Board Vice President
Bain & Co.

Ellen Feldman
Community Volunteer

Noam Frankel
Optimal Freight

Marlo Gaal
Ariel Investments

Andrew Gluck
Harris Associates

Jason Klein
HSA Commercial Real Estate, Inc.

Jonathan Kletzel

Tracy Sefl, Board Secretary
Strategic Communications Consultant

Steven Shaw

Peter Sheren
Goldman Sachs

Penne Silverman, Board Treasurer
Independent Consultant

Rita Simó
The People’s Music School

*Jennifer Kim Matsuzawa
The People’s Music School

*Ex officio members


For a complete list of our esteemed artistic, technology, and community advisors, please email

Associate Board

Andrew Bentivoglio

Kayla DeSouza
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Arturo Evening
Freelance Music Producer

Amy Fernandez
Prudential Financial

Katie Gonzalez
Jane Addams Resource Corporation

Bill Graddy
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Sam Hansen
Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management

Steve Hueffner
Topel Forman

Sarah Jaffe
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Brian Kim
Northwestern University

Ken Litton
Mu Sigma

Christian Luciano
Northwestern University

Dan Malnar

Spencer Park
Applied Predictive Technologies

Niki Patel
Reach Higher

Allegis Sant
Clark Construction Group, LLC

Yoni Sarason

Ana Trujillo

Amy Tsuei
Walton Street Capital

Heather Williamson
David Adler Music and Arts Center

Cici Zheng

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