CEO Leadership Council

  • James S. Austin, Managing Director and Midwest Regional Director, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
  • John Canning, Jr., Chairman, Madison Dearborn Partners
  • David Casper, President and CEO, BMO Harris Bank
  • Susan Collins, Joan and Sanford Weill Dean, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy – University of Michigan (Advisor)
  • Marsha Cruzan, Chicago Market President, U.S. Bank
  • John Ettelson, President and CEO, William Blair
  • Charles Evans, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • William Farrow, President and CEO, Urban Partnership Bank
  • Matthew Feldman, President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago  (Co-Chair)
  • Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer
  • Bryan Durkin, CEO, The CME Group
  • Roger Hochschild, President and COO, Discover
  • Terry Mazany, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust (Co-Chair)
  • Richard S. Price, Chairman and CEO, Mesirow Financial
  • Jim Reynolds, Chairman and CEO, Loop Capital
  • Larry Richman, President and CEO, The Private Bank
  • John Rogers, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments  (Co-Chair)
  • Frederick Waddell, Chairman and CEO, The Northern Trust Company
  • Monica Walker, CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Holland Capital Management, LLC
  • Edward Wehmer, President and CEO, Wintrust Financial Corporation

Steering Committee

  • Laura Brock, Director, Diversity & Inclusion, U.S. Bank
  • Matthew Bruce, Executive Director for Chicagoland Workforce Funders Alliance, The Chicago Community Trust (Co-Chair)
  • Adriana Camacho, Commercial Real Estate Analyst, Urban Partnership Bank
  • Laura Coy, Director of Community Engagement, William Blair
  • Mary DaSilva, Director and Head of Human Resources, Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Deidra Jenkins, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer – Americas, The Northern Trust Company
  • Valerie King, Director of Marketing, Holland Capital Management, LLC
  • Nancy Labelle, Senior Vice President, Bank Services, Federal home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Connie Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion, The Northern Trust Company
  • Karen Moses, Vice President, Training & Development, Wintrust Financial
  • Dave Quinn, Director, Recruiting and Human Resources, The CME Group
  • Jacqui Robertson, Global Head of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion, William Blair
  • Perika Sampson, Vice President, Morgan Stanley (Co-Chair)
  • Steve Thomas, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Capital Markets, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Paulette Jagers, Vice President of Talent & Learning, BMO Harris Bank
  • Dana Traci, VP Talent Acquisition, Development and Diversity, Discover
  • Charise Williams, Deputy Chief of Staff for Civic Engagement, Illinois State Treasurer’s Office
  • Nokihomis Willis, Senior Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Co-Chair)
  • Jai Winston, Special Assistant, Office of the Chairman, Ariel Investments, LLC
  • Celeste Wright Harris, Vice President, Human Resources, Loop Capital
  • Vicki Znavor, Chief Human Resources Officer, The Private Bank

Staff

  • Jamica Quillin, D&I Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Courtney Hollins, Senior Business Project Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Luis Zamudio, Business Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Peggy Mueller, FSP Contractor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Valerie Van Meter, FSP Project Manager
  • Toni Cornelius, FSP Project Manager