Our Board

JOHN A. EDWARDSON*, Co-Chair
Former Chairman and CEO, CDW

MARIN GJAJA, Co-Chair
Senior Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

WILLIAM M. DALEY*, Founding Co-Chair
Vice Chairman of Public Affairs, Wells Fargo & Company
Former White House Chief of Staff (2010-2012)

HON. JIM EDGAR*, Founding Co-Chair
Former Governor of Illinois

ELLEN ALBERDING*
President, The Joyce Foundation

HARRY BERMAN
Former Executive Director, Illinois Board of Higher Education

LEW COLLENS*
President Emeritus, Illinois Institute of Technology

REV. K. EDWARD COPELAND
Pastor, New Zion Baptist Church & Chair, Alignment Rockford

HON. JOHN CULLERTON
Former Senate President, State of Illinois
Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP

JUDY ERWIN
Managing Director, Kivvit

SHAYNE EVANS
Founder and Managing Partner, The Academy Group

GARY FENCIK
Senior Partner, Adams Street Partners

JAMES C. FRANCZEK, JR.*
Founding Partner and President, Franczek P.C.

KARAN GOEL
CEO and Co-Founder, GetSet

LYNDA PARKER
Assistant Principal for Student Services, Oak Park River Forest High School District 200

SYLVIA PUENTE*
Executive Director, Latino Policy Forum

HON. CHRISTINE RADOGNO
Former State Senator & Minority Leader, State of Illinois

JUAN SALGADO
Chancellor, City Colleges of Chicago

ROB STEWART
Senior Vice President, State Farm Insurance

SARA R. STOELINGA, PHD
President & CEO, Easterseals—Chicagoland and Rockford

JASON J. TYLER
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Northern Trust Corporation

REBECCA WATTLEWORTH
Math & Science Teacher, Warrensburg-Latham High School

*Founding Member