Board - Junior Achievement of Chicago

JA of Chicago Board of Directors

Thomas E. Richards — Chairman
Chairman & CEO
CDW Corporation
Michael M. Froy — Secretary
Dentons US LLP
Dennis D. Howarter — Treasurer
Partner, Chicago Markets Leader
Jeffrey L. Albee
Managing Director
BDT Capital Partners, LLC
Constantine G. Alexandrakis
Managing Director, Area Manager of Chicago
Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc.
Bruce A. Anderson
General Manager, Global Electronics Industry
Richard W. Ashley
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Walter W. Barrett
Steve Battreall
President & CEO, Commercial Distribution Finance
Wells Fargo
Melissa L. Bean
Chairman of the Midwest
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Thomas L. Bindley
Bindley Capital Corporation
Hillary Bochniak
Managing Director, Human Resources
Rose Bollman
SVP North America Nutrition Sales
PepsiCo Chicago
Catherine M. Bourke
Vice President
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Biff Bowman — Serves as Chairman of the Development Committee
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Northern Trust Company
Deia Campanelli
Chief Communications Officer
GE Transportation
Alexander G. Campbell
Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
Neal J. Campbell — Serves as Chairman of the Golf Committee
SVP, Strategic Solutions & Services
CDW Corporation
Stephen Carmichael — Serves as Northern Division Board Chairperson
Discover Financial Services
David R. Casper
President & CEO
BMO Harris Bank, N.A.
William J. Chase*
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
AbbVie Inc.
Robert B. Chodos
Vice Chairman
Newmark Knight Frank
Thomas Clarkson
President, West Territory
Allstate Personal Lines
Peter Colley
Partner, Tax Services and Practice Leader
Grant Thornton LLP
John J. Compernolle
SVP and Market Executive
Bank of America, N.A.
Elle Cordes
Vice President
James C. Cotting
Chairman and CEO (Retired)
Navistar, Inc.
Bryan C. Cressey
Co-Founder and Partner
Cressey and Company LP
Marsha Cruzan
Regional President
US Bank
Kenneth G. Daubenspeck
Founder and President
Daubenspeck & Associates, Ltd.
Ghram Debes
Managing Director, Head of Dealer Finance
BMO Harris Bank, N.A.
Patrice P. DeCorrevont
Executive Vice President, GIB Division Manager
Wells Fargo
Donna Dorsey
Chief Human Resource Officer, Navistar
Navistar, Inc.
Charles B. Edelstein
Senior Advisor and Retired CO-CEO
Apollo Educations Group, Inc.
Daniel P. Fallon
Executive Partner
James Farrell
James Fields
Partner & Global Head, Health Services, Health & Life Sciences
Oliver Wyman
Stanley S. Fields, Ph.D.
Morton College
Joseph Fitzpatrick
President, Midwest Region
Ian Foster
Managing Director
Goldman, Sachs & Company
Kristen P. Freund — Serves as Co-Chairperson of the Volunteer Committee
Managing Director
The Private Bank and Trust Company
Brian Gauen
Managing Director
Marsh USA Inc.
Peter Gillespie
President & CEO, Chicago Region
Huntington Bank
Shelley Goodman
Vice President, General Manager – Illinois/Wisconsin
Stephen J. Grabek
President, Field Operations
Stedman Graham
Chairman & CEO
Graham & Associates LLC
Paul Green
Partner, Tax Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Anders Gustafsson
Chief Executive Officer
Zebra Technologies Corporation
Chip W. Hardt
Chief Operating Officer
Kevin Hartman
Regional Vice President
UPS Freight
Denis J. Healy, Sr.
Turtle Wax, Inc.
Roberto R. Herencia
President & CEO, BXM Holdings, Inc.
Chairman of the Board, Byline Bank
Gary E. Holdren
Founder and CEO
Garland Capital
John R. Horne
Former Chairman of the Board (Retired)
Navistar, Inc.
Joe Huml
Serves as Western Division Board Chairman
Old Second Bank
José A. Isasi, ll
Jones Day
Dr. Janice K. Jackson
Chief Education Officer
Chicago Public Schools
James V. James
Chairman & CEO
IDEAL Industries, Inc.
Donna Jennings
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
Adtalem Global Education
George E. Johnson
Chairman Emeritus (retired)
Johnson Products Company, Inc.
Kip Kelley
Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.
Anthony K. Kesman
Kesman Group LLC
Lester B. Knight
Founding and Managing Partner
RoundTable Healthcare Partners, L.P.
David C. Koch — Serves as Western Division Board Chairperson
Caterpillar Inc. (retired)
Jeff Langenbach
Chief Administrative Officer
Apollo Education Group, Inc.
Katie Lawler
SVP – Chief Human Resources Officer
David Leiter, Jr.
Chicago Metro Business Unit Partner in Charge
Richard Lenny
Information Resources, Inc.
Curtis N. Maas
CEO & Chairman
The RDI Group
Jeffrey A. Malehorn
President & CEO
World Business Chicago
Don Manning
South Suburban College
Dave Marberger
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Conagra Brands
Terry McCafferty, CPA, CPCU
Head of Group Captives
Zurich Programs and Direct Markets
Anthony McCain — Serves as Will County Division Board Chairperson
Nicor Gas, an AGL Resources Company
Stephen McLaughlin
Managing Partner
Bain & Company, Inc.
Carla R. Michelotti
Carla Michelotti LLC
Michael Mikhail
Dean, College of Business Administration
University of Illinois Chicago
Paul Miller — Serves as Co-Chairman of the Marketing and Communications Committee
Paul Miller Associates
Drew Mitchell — Serves as Northwest Indiana Division Board Chairperson
Holladay Properties
Heather A. Mooney
President & CEO
Helco Corporation
Brian Morgan
Plante Moran
Paul Morgan
Managing Director, Corporate Solutions
Wade Mynatt
Vice President
Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc.
David W. Nelms
Chairman & CEO
Discover Financial Services
Stephen R. Nesbitt
EVP – Chief Risk & Administrative Officer
John D. Nichols
Vice Chairman (Retired)
Marmon Holdings, Inc.
Larry P. Nieman
Dean, School of Business Administration and Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction
Robert Morris University
Roger Odle
Field Senior Vice President, Midwest Region
Allstate Insurance Company
Robert O'Keef
Corporate Vice President of Fianance
Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Edmond F. Opler
Chairman & CEO
World's Finest Chocolate, Inc.
Don Ortegel
Chicago Resident Managing Director
Aon Risk Services
Charmaine P. Owens — Serves as Central Division Board Chairperson
Verizon Wireless
DJ Paoni
President of Sales
SAP America, Inc.
Alberto Paracchini
President & CEO
Byline Bank
Robert L. Parkinson, Jr.
Chairman Emeritus
Baxter International Inc.
David Pepper
Chairman and CEO
Pepper Construction Company
Amy L. Pflueger
Vice President, Global Procurement
Ingredion Incorporated
David M. Pilotto
Much Shelist LLP
Nicholas K. Pontikes
Kenny's Kids
Frank S. Ptak
Chairman & CEO
Marmon Holdings, Inc.
Paul E. Purcell
Robert W. Baird & Company
Mark A. Roche
SVP, General Counsel & Secretary (Retired)
Fortune Brands, Inc.
Patrick Roxworthy
Retired Sr. Vice President, Tax
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Jimmy Samartzis
Vice President, Food Services and United Clubs
United Airlines, Inc.
Scott Santi
Chairman & CEO
Greg Saul
Senior Account Executive
Bloomberg Media
Gale E. Sayers
Sayers 40, Inc.
Katherine M. Scherer — Serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee
Managing Partner, Business Tax Services
William H. Scherr
Managing Director, Investments
Rod Schrader
Chairman & CEO
Komatsu America Corp.
Rex L. Sessions
Winston & Strawn LLP
Erik Severinghaus
Chief Strategy and Alliances Officer
Stephen E. Sheridan
Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey
Luis M. Sierra
CEO – Global Aromatics
Laura Slagter
Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services
Serves as DuPage County Board Chairperson
Denis E. Springer
Senior Vice President (retired)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation
Susan Stanicek
Managing Director, Qualitative Fieldwork
Bob Stewart
Corp Vice President Global Supply Chain Services
McDonald's Corporation
Steven J. Strobel
Chief Financial Officer
Robert A. Sullivan
President and CEO
Fifth Third Bank, Chicago
John Tackett
Director, Continuous Improvement
Broadwind Energy
Michael J. Tower — Serves as Co-Chairperson of the Volunteer Committee
Managing Partner, North America
A.T. Kearney, Inc.
Mary Ann Travers
Crowe Horwath LLP
Daniel R. Van Aken
Portfolio Manager & Director
Wells Fargo
Robert R. Vogel
Q4 Impact Group, LLC
Donn T. Vucovich
Managing Partner
MVP Advisory Group LLC
Mark Wagner
Sr. Vice President and Managing Director, International Retail
Walgreen Co.
Kristi Weaver
McKinsey & Company, Inc.
Larry J. Wert
Tribune Media
Norman H. Wesley
Chairman and CEO (Retired)
Fortune Brands, Inc.
Bryn Wiley
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
Molex Incorporated
Spencer Williams
State Farm
Serves as Southern Cook County Board Chairperson
Maxine Winer
Senior Partner & General Manager
Fleishman-Hillard Inc.
Desmond C. Wong
President & CEO
Sino Strategies Group, LLC
  • "Junior Achievement has given me a sense of what adults go through with budget issues."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "Junior Achievement reinforced concepts for me to remember later in life."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I thought the experience was amazing. The presentation was unlike anything I've seen."

    -Junior Achievement Student
  • "I liked how the Junior Achievement volunteer explained his job to us."

    -Junior Achievement Student

Get Involved!

Junior Achievement
of Chicago

Donate Now    Volunteer    Request a

If you would like more information on Donating, Volunteering, JA Programs, or other ways to partner with us, please give us a call at (312) 715-1300 or email us!