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Courtney Bates

Director of Membership and Programming

As Director of Membership and Programming, Courtney oversees how members and mentors interact and engage with 1871. Courtney and her team work to provide unique opportunities, advantage introductions, and an educational curriculum relevant for growing entrepreneurs.

Courtney has spent her career in the non-profit arena, working at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Art Institute. She is a Chicago transplant with a B.A. in Art History and M.A. in Art Crime Studies.