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CEC Board of Directors

Jim O'Connor, Jr.

Chairman of the Board

Global Head of Venture Capital and Managing Director, William Blair

Laura Ferris Anderson

Treasurer

Head of Industry Strategy, JPMorgan Merchant Services

Larry Eppley

Secretary

Managing Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Leslie Anderson

SVP National Head of Treasury and Payment Solutions, BMO Harris Bank

Brenna Berman

Executive Director at City Digital, A UILABS Collaboration

Matt Brown

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Linda Darragh

Executive Director, Kellogg School of Management

Dean Debiase

Chairman, Reboot Partners

Jim Dugan

CEO, Co-Founder, and Managing Partner, OCA Ventures

Omar Duque

President, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

Adam Hecktman

Director of Technology and Civic Innovation Chicago, Microsoft

Matt McCall

Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Mike McMurray

President, Globetrotters Engineering Corporation

Jeff Miller

Advisor, Akhan Semiconductor

Suzanne Muchin

Principal, Mind + Matter Studio

Maura O’Hara

Executive Director, Illinois Venture Capital Association

Lisa Portnoy

Central Region Sector Leader for Technology, Media/Entertainment, Telecom, EY

Kristi Ross

Co-CEO and President, tastytrade

Ellen Rudnick

Sr. Advisor on Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Patrick Ryan, Jr.

Founder and CEO, INCISENT Labs Group

Renee Sang

Managing Director, Accenture Customer Innovation Network

Rishi Shah

CEO, Outcome Health

Jai Shekhawat

Founder, Fieldglass

Joe Shenton

Principal, Summit Trail Advisors

Ted Souder

Head of Industry, Retail, Google

Adam Stanley

CIO, Cushman & Wakefield

Matthew Summy

VP, Comcast

Scott Swanson

President, PNC

Mark Tebbe

Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Genevieve Thiers

Founder, Sittercity.com

David Tolmie

Partner, Edgewater Funds

Howard Tullman

CEO, 1871

Kevin Willer

Partner, Chicago Ventures

Sam Yagan

CEO, ShopRunner


1871 Advisory Board

Hank Adams

Former CEO, Sportvision, Inc.

Steven Collens

CEO, MATTER

Sonny Garg

Solutions Lead, Energy, Uptake

Chris Gladwin

CEO and Co-Founder, Ocient

Troy Henikoff

Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners

Matt Maloney

Co-Founder & CEO, GrubHub

Talia Mashiach

CEO, Founder & Product Architect, Eved

Bret Maxwell

Managing General Partner, MK Capital

Pam Netzky

Co-Founder, Skinny Pop

Lloyd Semple

Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

Tim Stojka

CEO, Agentis Energy

Tom Thompson

Senior Managing Director, WP Global Partners