Governance

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
  • Craig S. Donohue, Executive Chairman & CEO, The Options Clearing Corporation
  • Bryan Durkin, CEO, The CME Group
  • John Ettelson, President and CEO, William Blair
  • Charles Evans, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Matthew Feldman, President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago  (Co-Chair)
  • Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer
  • Dr. Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust (Co-Chair)
  • Darrell Hubbard, President and CEO, Urban Partnership Bank
  • Roger Hochschild, President and COO, Discover
  • Connie Lindsey, Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and Global Diversity & Inclusion, The Northern Trust Company
  • Richard S. Price, Chairman and CEO, Mesirow Financial
  • Jim Reynolds, Chairman and CEO, Loop Capital
  • Larry Richman, President and CEO, CIBC Bank USA
  • John Rogers, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments  (Co-Chair)
  • 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
  • Tara John, Managing Director, Enterprise Learning, BMO Harris Bank
  • Jon Kaplan, VP, Training and Development, Discover
  • Melissa Donaldson, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, and Training & Development, Wintrust Financial (Co-Chair)
  • Auyana S. Orr, Manager, Community Affairs, Ariel Investments, LLC
  • Allison Pittman, Associate Managing Director, CIBC
  • Dave Quinn, Director, Recruiting and Human Resources, The CME Group
  • Tracy Raben, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, The Options Clearing Corporation
  • Kathy Rasmussen, Senior Vice President, Managing Director MPF Applications, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • Jacqui Robertson, Global Head of Talent, Diversity and Inclusion, William Blair
  • Perika Sampson, Executive Director and Regional Diversity Officer, Morgan Stanley
  • Steve Thomas, Senior Vice President, Mortgage Capital Markets, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • 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)
  • Celeste Wright Harris, Vice President, Human Resources, Loop Capital

Staff

  • Leonard McLaughlin, VP of Internal Communications & Diversity and Inclusion, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Jamica Quillin, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Courtney Hollins, Senior Business Project Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Peggy Mueller, FSP Project Manager
  • Valerie Van Meter, FSP Project Manager
  • Toni Cornelius, FSP Project Manager