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Housing & Community Development
Sensible Growth 
Regional Planning & Investments

Housing & Community Development

Matthew Brewer

Pamela Daniels-Halisi

This committee focuses on policies and direct assistance projects dealing with housing affordability and equitable, balanced development. The committee is co-chaired by Matthew Brewer, Partner, Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP, and Pamela Daniels-Halisi, Managing Director of Community Development Lending, BMO Harris Bank, and staff liaisons Marisa Novara, Vice President, and Kendra Freeman, Manager.   


Mark A. Angelini
Mercy Housing Lakefront

Bennett Applegate
Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.

Forrest D. Bailey
Draper and Kramer

David E. Baker

Matthew Brewer, Co-Chair 
Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP 

Eva Brown 
U.S. Bank 

Todd Brown 

Lee Brown
Teska Associates, Inc.

Paul C. Carlisle
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Savannah Clement 
City of Evanston  

Chris Conley 
Tow Bit Ventures, LLC

Pamela Daniels-Halisi, Co-Chair
BMO Harris Bank

Deborah Dixon 
Gorman & Company, Inc. 

Derek Douglas 
University of Chicago 

Kendra Freeman, Staff Liason 
Metropolitan Planning Council 

Peter Friedman
Holland & Knight LLP

Andy E. Geer
Enterprise Community Investments

Linda Goodman
Goodman Williams Group

Joseph A. Gregoire
Loyola University Chicago 

Kathy H. Hannan

King Harris 
Harris Holdings Inc. 

Maria P. Hibbs
Hive Chicago Fund for Connected Learning

Juanita Irizarry
Friends of the Parks  

Peter Levavi
Brinshore Development LLC

Juan C. Linares 
Latin United Community Housing Association 

Bernard Loyd
Urban Juncture, Inc.

Mary Ludgin

Patricia R. Mahon 
Village of South Holland

Wyllys Mann
Baird & Warner, Inc. 

John G. Markowski
Community Investment Corporation

Robert E. Miller
Applied Real Estate Analysis, Inc.

Marisa Novara, Staff Liaison 
Metropolitan Planning Council 

Matthew R. Reilein
O'Brien-Staley Partners

Jesse H. Ruiz
Drinker Biddle & Reath, LLP

Maria N. Saldana 
Oak Park Residence Corporation 

Lisa Snow
Duff & Phelps 

A. Gail Sturm
ProTen Realty Group

Bruce W. Taylor
MB Financial Bank, N.A. 

Mary W. Vasys
Vasys Consulting Ltd.

Mark A. Wegener
SunTrust Robinson Humphrey 

William Woodley 
The Community Builders, Inc. 

Sensible Growth 

Monica Chadha

Mike Thomas

This committee focuses on policies and direct assistance projects dealing with land use, planning, and the environment. The committee is co-chaired by Monica Chadha, Founder, Civic Projects LLC, and Mike Thomas, Vice President, Administration & Real Estate, The Allstate Corporation, and staff liaisons Josh Ellis, Vice President, and Sarah Cardona, Associate


Calvert W. Audrain

Monique Brinkman-Hill
Northern Trust 

Christopher B. Burke
Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.

haron Bush 
Grand Victoria Foundation 

Sarah Cardona, Staff Liason 
Metropolitan Planning Council 

Monica Chadha, Co-chair 
Civic Projects LLC 

Robert Clough 

Ellen C. Craig

Josh Ellis, Staff Liason 
Metropolitan Planning Council 

Alejandra Garza
AGG Consulting 

Adolfo Hernandez
J.B. and M.K. Pritzker Family Foundation 

Tiffany Ingram 
Chappell Consulting, LLC 

Chris King
Robinson Engineering Ltd. 

Thomas C. Kirschbraun
Jones Lang LaSalle

Suzanne Malec-McKenna
Chicago Wilderness

James E. Mann

John M. McDonough

Luis Montgomery 
2IM Group, LLC 

Heather Parish
Pierce Family Foundation 

Arthur Pearson
Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation

Donovan W. Pepper
Walgreen Co.

John Poth 
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Thomas Price
Conservation Design Forum 

Carol Ross Barney 
Ross Barney Architects, Inc. 

Sabina Shaikh
University of Chicago

David Siegel
Sidley Austin LLP

Michael Thomas, Co-chair 
The Allstate Corporation

Michael A. Toolis

Lois Vitt Sale
Wight & Company

Kimberly Wasserman Nieto
Little Village Environmental Justice Organization

Regional Planning & Investments

Andrew Hesselbach

Michael A. Pagano

This committee focuses on policies and direct assistance projects dealing with financing, taxes, investments and capital. The committee is co-chaired by Andrew Hesselbach, Vice President of Construction, Peoples Gas, and, Michael A. Pagano, Dean of the College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (CUPPA), University of Illinois at Chicago, and staff liaisons Audrey Wennink, Director of transportation, and Jeremy Glover, Associate. 


William Abolt 

Kyle Barnett
BMO Harris Bank

George Bilicic 
Lazard Freres & Co. LLC

Olga Camargo 
Toroso Investments, LLC 

Pedro J. Cevallos-Candau, Ph.D.
Primera Engineers, Ltd.

Kristi DeLaurentiis 
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association

Robert Fitzimmons 
Next Generation Public Affairs, Inc. 

Bernard J. Ford

James C. Franczek
Franczek Radelet P.C.

John S. Gates
PortaeCo, LLC

Jeremy Glover, Staff Liaison
Metropolitan Planning Council 

Jacques N. Gordon
LaSalle Investments Management

Adrian Guerrero
Union Pacific Corporation 

Andrew Hesselbach, Co-Chair
Peoples Gas 

Vig Krishnamurthy
Sam Schwartz Engineering

Sue Lee
Ernst & Young LLP 

Peter Malecek
Bank of America

Thomas H. Morsch 
Public Financial Management Group 

Michael A. Pagano, Co-Chair
University of Illinois at Chicago, CUPPA

J. Scot Pepper
Pepper Construction Company  

Paula Pienton
TY Lin International 

Robert G. Reiter
Chicago Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Stephen E. Schlickman
Schlickman & Associates 

Paul W. Shadle
DLA Piper

Smita Shah, Co-Chair 
SPAAN Tech, Inc.

Martin Stern

James P. Stirling

Emily Tapia-Lopez 
HNTB Corporation 

Audrey Wennink, Staff Liaison
Metropolitan Planning Council 

Paula Wolff
Illinois Justice Project 

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