Executive Committee officers
Paul C. Carlisle
Chief Operating Officer
Market Head - Commercial Banking, Wintrust Commercial Banking
Vice Chair / Immediate Past Chair
Melissa Y. Washington
Senior Vice President of Customer Operations, ComEd
Vice Chair, Development
Head of Corporate Strategy and Enterprise Transformation, BMO Financial Group
Ramiro J. Atristaín-Carrión
Managing Director, Atristain Financial Advisors, LLC
David L. Williams
Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
President & CEO
Darlene Oliver Hightower
Metropolitan Planning Council
Board of Governors members
* denotes Executive Committee members
Erica Marquez Avitia
Chief Operating Officer, Old Mission Capital, LLC
Carol Ross Barney
Founder & President, Ross Barney Architects, Inc.
Vice President of Business and Community Development, Nicor Gas
Christopher B. Burke, Ph.D.
CEO, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd.
President & CEO, R.M. Chin & Associates, Inc.
Chairman, Henry Crown & Company
Vice President - Operational Performance and Compliance, Peoples Gas
Nedra Sims Fears
Executive Director, Greater Chatham Initiative
President & CEO, SomerCor
Principal, AGG Consulting, Inc.
Janet R. González Tudor
Transportation Operational Resiliency Director, HDR
Principal, Goodman Williams Group
Founder & CEO, PurpleGroup
President, Urban Juncture, Inc.
James E. Mann
Chief Private Banking Officer, U.S. Bank
Senior Vice President, Market Manager, PNC
Partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP
*Julian G. Posada
President & CEO, LiftUp Enterprises
Director, GET Cities Chicago
George A. Ranney, Jr.
*Matthew R. Reilein
President & CEO, National Equity Fund
Robert G. Reiter, Jr.
President, Chicago Federation of Labor
Alana Ward Robinson
President & CEO, Robinson Group Consulting, Inc.
President, Lloyd A. Fry Foundation
Bruce W. Taylor
Managing Partner, Taylor Investment Partners II
Michael A. Thomas
Vice President, Administration & Real Estate, Allstate Insurance Company
*Jessica Droste Yagan
Partner & CEO, Impact Engine
Honorary Board members
Laurence O. Booth
Principal/Director, Booth Hansen
Joseph A. Gregoire
Senior Vice President, Wintrust Financial Corporation
Professor Emeritus of Strategy, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
Chairman, Harris Holdings Inc.
John M. McDonough
Former Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
Priscilla A. (Pam) Walter
Walter Law Offices