Leadership Team

2020 Officers & Board of Directors

Chicago Officers:

Chicago Board Members:

  • Nicole Auerbach, Valoren Law Group
  • Denise Beihoffer, Equity Residential
  • Carolyn Blessing, Locke Lord
  • Robyn Bowland, Akerman LLP
  • Jami Brodey, Goldberg Kohn
  • Julie Busch, Johnson & Bell
  • Kathleen Carlson, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Allie Czerniak, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
  • Megan Dalton, Clyde & Co.
  • Deb Dezelan, GE Health
  • Irene Fiorentinos, Jones Day
  • Tulsi Gaonkar, Bartlit Beck
  • Jami Gekas, Foley & Lardner
  • Hayley Gladstone, Kunik
  • Jennifer Gust, Resolute Management, Inc.
  • Kristin Hudson, Paulina Garga-Chimiel
  • Shannon Hughes, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun
  • Kirstin Ives, Falkenberg Ives
  • Stephanie Jones, Gordon & Rees
  • Camille Khodadad, Much Shelist
  • Anne Larson, Ogletree Deakins
  • Maria Maras, Accenture
  • Sarah Marmor, Scharf Banks Marmor
  • Gray Mateo-Harris, Fox Rothschild LLP
  • Kim Metrick, Walgreen Co.
  • Jennifer Mikulina, McDermott Will & Emery
  • Leslie Minier, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Joanna Nicholas, Mayer Brown
  • Ramina Odishoo, Aon Risk Solutions
  • Margo Wolf O'Donnell, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP
  • Marcia Owens, Hamilton Thies & Lorch
  • Katie Rak, McGuireWoods
  • Meredith Ritchie, Alliant Credit Union
  • Sonya Rosenberg, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
  • Ashley Schumacher, Jenner & Block
  • Sarah Shaw, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP
  • Emer Simic, Green, Griffith, & Borg-Breen
  • Catherine Smith, Wolters Kluwer
  • Kelly Turner, American Arbitration Association
  • Danielle Twait Schmidt, Lathrop & Gage
  • Maliaka Tyson, McAndrews Held & Malloy
  • Ann Marie Wahls, Latham & Watkins


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