Leadership Team

2021 Officers & Board of Directors

Chicago Officers:

Chicago Board Members:

  • Nicole Auerbach, Valorem Law Group/ElevateNext Law
  • Denise Beihoffer, Equity Residential
  • Carolyn Blessing, Locke Lord
  • Robyn Bowland, Irwin IP
  • Julie Busch, Johnson & Bell
  • Allie Czerniak, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Megan Dalton, Clyde & Co.
  • Jessica Ekhoff, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury,
    Hilliard & Geraldson LLP
  • Emily Fess, HealthPartners
  • Irene Fiorentinos, Jones Day
  • Rebecca Ford, Scharf Banks Marmor
  • Tulsi Gaonkar, Bartlit Beck
  • Paulina Garga-Chmiel, Chuhak & Tecson
  • Jami Gekas, Foley & Lardner
  • Hayley Gladstone, Kunik
  • Sarah Griggs, Goldberg Kohn
  • Emily Holpert, Lathrop & Gage
  • Shannon Hughes, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun
  • Kirstin Ives, Falkenberg Ives
  • Sarah Iyer, Honigman LLP
  • Katherine Johnson, Steptoe & Johnson
  • Stephanie Jones, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP 
  • Camille Khodadad, Much Shelist
  • Anne Larson, Ogletree Deakins
  • Maria Maras, Accenture
  • Tina Martini, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Gray Mateo-Harris, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Kim Metrick, Walgreen Co.
  • Joanna Nicholas, Mayer Brown
  • Ramina Odishoo, Aon Risk Solutions
  • Margo Wolf O'Donnell, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Katie Rak, McGuireWoods
  • Sonya Rosenberg, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • Ashley Schumacher, Jenner & Block
  • Emer Simic, Green, Griffith, & Borg-Breen
  • Brianne Straka, Quinn Emanuel
  • Kelly Turner, American Arbitration Association
  • Malaika Tyson, McAndrews Held & Malloy
  • Ann Marie Wahls, Latham & Watkins
  • Erica Zolner, Kirkland Ellis


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The Coalition’s success is driven in large part by the work of the committees that make up the organization. Member involvement in committees is imperative. We urge you to become a member of one or more of the committees from your chapter, and to encourage those attorneys in your organization to do so as well. Committee membership provides a unique opportunity for developing a leadership role, particularly for more junior attorneys in firms and companies. 

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