Our Board

Kaili Emmrich

Head of North America, Google for Startups

Larry Eppley

Chairman of the Board

Managing Partner, Sheppard Mullin

Michael D. Lyman

Treasurer, Chair of the Finance and Audit Committee

Senior Managing Director

Lead – Strategy & Consulting North America

Accenture

Ted Souder

Secretary, Chair of the Nominating and Governance Committee

Founder, Wiggs Holding

Jim O'Connor Jr.

Chairman Emeritus

Global Head of Venture Capital and Managing Director, William Blair

Laura Ferris Anderson

Chair of the Development Committee

JPMorgan Merchant Services

Troy Henikoff

Chair of the Programming Committee

Managing Director, MATH Venture Partners

Leslie Anderson

Global Head Employee Tech Experience and Chair of Diversity Equity Inclusion Committee

BMO Financial Group

Venkat Atluri

Senior Partner, McKinsey and Company

Jeremie Bacon

CEO of The Forge Adventure Parks

Laurie Bauer

Partner, Cooley

Brenna Berman

Founder, City Tech

Matt Brown

Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Mike Carlin

CIO, Abbvie

Stan Chia

CEO, Vivid Seats

Dr. Garry Cooper

CEO and Co-founder, Rheaply

Linda Darragh

Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship

Dean Debiase

Chairman, Reboot Partners

Jaime di Paulo

President & CEO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC)

Jim Dugan

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

Scott Holloway

SVP Growth & Product, Foxtrot

John Howard

SVP General Counsel, Grainger

Julia Kanouse

Senior Vice President of Membership, ISACA

Andy Kofoid

President – Global Field Operations, Databricks

Amanda Lannert

CEO, Jellyvision

Mark Lawrence

CEO, SpotHero

Ryan Leavitt

Co-Founder at Pillar Booth

Starr Marcello

Deputy Dean for MBA Programs
The University of Chicago
Booth School of Buisness

Rob Matles

Head of Innovation Enablement Programs, JPMorgan Chase

Michael McMurray

President, Transportation and Infrastructure | Managing Director of Chicago Office -Wight & Company

Dorri McWhorter

President and CEO, YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

Carlos Minetti

EVP and President, Discover

Suzanne Muchin

Principal, Mind + Matter Studio

Sonia Nagar

General Partner, Pritzker Group Venture Capital

Rajan Naik

CSO, Motorola

Randy Nornes

Managing Partner, Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Industry, Aon

Julie Roth Novack

CEO & Co-Founder, PartySlate

Maura O'Hara

Executive Director, Illinois Venture Capital Association

Matthew O'Sullivan

Founding member & Chairman of hub88

Tyler Prince

EVP, Alliances & Channels, Salesforce

Matt Renner

President, US Enterprise Commercial, Microsoft Corporation

Rowan Richards

Director of Community Business, Allies for Community Business

Lee “Rosy” Rosenberg

CEO, Rosenberg Advisory

Kristi Ross

Co-CEO and President, tastytrade

Jai Shekhawat

Founder and former CEO, SAP Fieldglass

Joe Shenton

Partner, Summit Trail Advisors

Chris Smyth

Central Region TAS Managing Partner, Ernst & Young Americas Private Equity Leader

Adam Stanley

Chief Experience Officer, Teach For America

Sara Star

Nonprofit Leader and Investor

Matthew Summy

VP, Comcast

Scott Swanson

President, PNC Bank Illinois, Midwest Territory Executive

Mark Tebbe

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

Tom Thompson

Senior Managing Director, WP Global Partners

Judy Toland

VP & Head of Scaled Solutions, Global Business Marketing, Meta

Dave Tolmie

Partner, Edgewater Funds

Howard Tullman

General Managing Partner of G2T3V LLC and Chicago High Tech Investment Partners LLC

Kevin Willer

Partner, Chicago Ventures

Sam Yagan

Co-Founder/CEO of Corazon Capital

Betsy Ziegler

CEO, 1871

Advisory Board

Hank Adams

CEO of Rise Gardens

Dennis Boecker

Global IoT Innovation Lead, Robert Bosch GmbH

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Steven Collens

CEO, MATTER

Sonny Garg

Solutions Lead, Energy, Uptake

Adam Hecktman

Global Philanthropies Director

Mark Hinch

Founder and CEO, Hinch Associates

Brian Hoff

Executive – Grid Innovation Solutions, GE Digital

Jack Keenan

Executive Managing Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Matt Maloney

Co-Founder, GrubHub

Talia Mashiach

CEO, Founder & Product Architect, Eved

Bret Maxwell

Managing General Partner, MK Capital

Jeff Miller

Chief Commercial Officer, Synchronoss Technologies

Ellen Rudnick

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

Lloyd Semple

Consultant, Russell Reynolds Associates

Tim Stojka

CEO, Agentis Energy

Genevieve Thiers

Founder, Sittercity.com