Governance

CEO Leadership Council

  • John Canning, Jr., Chairman, Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Michael Capatides, President and CEO, CIBC Bank USA
  • 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 Davidson, CEO, The Options Clearing Corporation
  • Michael Ericson, President and CEO, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago
  • John Ettelson, President and CEO, William Blair
  • Charles Evans, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Michael W. Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer (Co-Chair)
  • Dr. Helene D. Gayle, President and CEO, The Chicago Community Trust (Co-Chair)
  • Roger Hochschild, President and COO, Discover
  • Aaron Meder, CEO, Legal & General Investment Management America
  • Richard S. Price, Chairman and CEO, Mesirow Financial
  • Jim Reynolds, Chairman and CEO, Loop Capital
  • John Rogers, Jr., Chairman and CEO, Ariel Investments  (Co-Chair)
  • Craig Smith, Chief Investment Officer, EVP, PPM America, Inc.
  • Edward Wehmer, President and CEO, Wintrust Financial Corporation

Steering Committee

  • Yemi Akisanya, Director of Diversity & Inclusion, The Options Clearing Corporation
  • Carla Dawson, Chief Human Resource Officer, The Options Clearing Corporation
  • Jennifer Browning, SVP, Chief Human Resources Officer, Cboe Global Markets
  • Matthew Bruce, Executive Director for Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance, The Chicago Community Trust (Treasurer)
  • John H. Campbell, Senior Vice President, Central Region Managing Director – Wealth Planning & Insurance Strategies, U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management
  • Marsha Cruzan, Regional President, U.S. Bank N.A.
  • Carl Davis, VP, Manager, Corporate Recruitment, Mesirow Financial
  • Melissa Donaldson, Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, and Training & Development, Wintrust Financial (Co-Chair)
  • Bryan Echols, Senior Advisor, Illinois State Treasurer
  • Fellicia Foster, Vice President & Head of Inclusion & Diversity, BMO Harris Bank
  • Deborah Graham, Illinois State Treasurer’s Office
  • Celeste Wright Harris, Vice President, Human Resources, Loop Capital
  • Bridget Kaempfer, HR & Office Manager, Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Sarah Helm, Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion, Discover
  • La Toya Lewis, Vice President, Innovation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Co-Chair)
  • Abby Marfurt , Vice President, Human Resources, PPM America, Inc.
  • Auyana S. Orr, Manager, Community Affairs, Ariel Investments, LLC
  • BethAnne Panos, Head of HR, Legal & General Investment Management America, Inc.
  • Allison Pittman, Associate Managing Director, CIBC
  • Dave Quinn, Director, Recruiting and Human Resources, The CME Group
  • Cedric D. Thurman, Senior Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (Co-Chair)

Staff

  • Dina Carr, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Rahina Ousseini, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Cyndi Bergstein, Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance
  • Matt Bruce, Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance