Our Board


Dear Reader: 

Reflecting on the past year of impact for Civic Consulting Alliance fills me with a great sense of pride as well as with excitement for all that lies ahead.

Civic Consulting Alliance drives impact through collaborative pro bono investments, bringing together leaders across all sectors to get big things done for Chicago. We’re committed to addressing Chicago’s greatest challenges, and engaging the right people and resources to generate solutions and create a more prosperous, equitable city. The incredible dedication of the individuals and organizations listed in this report make that happen. In the most recent year (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019) they collectively invested more than $13 million to: build safer, communities; elevate our education system; and grow an economy that works for everyone.

We have many more opportunities to advance our mission than our current resources allow, and the need for our services continues to grow. As a result, working in collaboration with our staff, the Board undertook a strategic planning process last year, with the goal of increasing Civic Consulting Alliance’s impact.

We are extremely grateful to our Board members, staff, clients, pro bono, and philanthropic partners who provided candid feedback that shaped our planning. In listening to input from our stakeholders, it was clear that Civic Consulting Alliance enjoys a strong foundation of trust, respect, and goodwill, as well as a track record of achieving impact. We also heard a strong belief in our unique model for leveraging cross-sector collaboration and its ability to tackle complex challenges.


As we look to the future, Civic Consulting Alliance is committed to harnessing the energy that has been catalyzed by Chicago’s Mayoral transition and other important public and private sector efforts impacting the city and region. At the same time, we are committed to modeling a more inclusive approach to civic leadership. This includes a commitment to creating a vibrant organization in which individuals with diverse backgrounds experience a sense of belonging, have the opportunity to lead, and contribute to making our region a great place for everyone. We’re proud that dedicated efforts over the past two years have increased diversity of both our staff and Board, and we will continue to examine ways to achieve greater inclusion and equity within our organization and in everything that we do.

I am grateful for and inspired by all of our Board members, staff, clients, pro bono, and philanthropic partners, who work with every day to make the Chicago region a great place for everyone. I hope that you will read on and appreciate this incredible list of individuals.

Thank you for your invaluable contributions that continue to make our work possible.




Deborah L. DeHaas, Chair
Civic Consulting Alliance

Our Board

Our Board is comprised of senior leaders from Chicago’s most prominent corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations provide invaluable resources - including pro bono project teams, “on loan” executives, philanthropic support, access to new networks, and counsel - that maximize the impact of our work. The following members served on our Board in FY2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).

Deborah L. DeHaas*  |  Chair
Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer and National Managing Partner of the Center for Board Effectiveness, Deloitte

Paula Allen-Meares, PhD
Chancellor Emerita, University of Illinois
John Corbally Presidential Professor Emerita, Professor of Medicine
UIC Chicago College of Medicine

Larry A. Barden
Partner and Chairman of the Management Committee
Sidley Austin LLP

Frank V. Battle, Jr.*^
Retired Partner
Sidley Austin LLP

Sally Blount^
Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Strategy
Kellogg School of Management 

Bram Bluestein*
Managing Partner
Bluestein and Associates, LLC

James B. Coleman
Chicago Office Managing Director, Products Operating Group Managing Director

Michael Collins*
Chief Financial Officer and Partner
Bain & Company 

Michelle L. Collins
Cambium, LLC

Matthew C. Crowl
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP 

A. Steven Crown
General Partner
Henry Crown and Company 

Gillian Darlow
Chief Executive Officer
Polk Bros. Foundation

Daniel Diermeier
The University of Chicago 

Michael C. Evangelides

Charles L. Evans
President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Michael Fassnacht
CEO and President
FCB Chicago 

John Garabedian*
Senior Partner and Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group 

Sunil Garg
Solutions Lead, Energy

Brent Gledhill
Managing Director, Global Head of Investment Banking 
William Blair & Company

 James T. Glerum, Jr.*^
Managing Director and Chairman, Regional Banking for North America
Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

 Larry J. Goodman, MD*
Former Chief Executive Officer
Rush University Medical Center

Graham C. Grady
Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP 

David Hackett*
Baker McKenzie

 Jake Henry^
McKinsey & Company

Linda Imonti
Principal, Advisory Services

Kish Khemani
A.T. Kearney 

Tom Kilroy
Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company 

Liam Krehbiel
Founder + Chair
A Better Chicago 

Anne Ladky*
Former Executive Director
Women Employed  

Bruce Lubin
Executive Managing Director & President of Illinois Commercial Banking

Paul C. Maranville
Managing Partner
Lantern Partners 

John W. McCarter, Jr.*
Chair, Board of Regents
Smithsonian Institution 

Dorri McWhorter
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago 

Cindy S. Moelis
The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation 

Laurence Msall
Civic Federation 

David Narefsky*
Mayer Brown LLP

Christopher A. O’Herlihy
Vice Chairman
Illinois Tool Works 

James D. Pajakowski
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Quality

Anne R. Pramaggiore
President and Chief Executive Officer

Curtis Reed, Jr.
Managing Director and Region Manager - Chicago
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 

Robert G. Reiter, Jr.
Chicago Federation of Labor


 Sheli Z. Rosenberg^
Of Counsel
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

E. Scott Santi
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Illinois Tool Works, Inc. 

Mark Shadle
Managing Director, Corporate Affairs
Zeno Group

Goli Sheikholeslami
Former President and CEO
Chicago Public Media/WBEZ 

Maurice Smith
Health Care Service Corporation 

K. Sujata^
Senior Advisor
pfc Social Impact Advisors 

Tina Tabacchi
Partner in Charge, Chicago
Jones Day 

William Von Hoene*
Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
Exelon Corporation 

Frederick H. Waddell
Northern Trust Corporation
Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago

Kelly Welsh*
Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago 

Robert Wislow*
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Parkside Realty, Inc.

*Executive Committee Member
^ Term ended in FY2019
(before June 30, 2019)