Leadership Council

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Our Leadership Council of executive- and partner-level business leaders bring their stature and considerable experience to bear on the challenges and opportunities on which we work. Council members review our current and developing project portfolio, gather insight from their colleagues and networks, recruit pro bono partners, and provide regular guidance on our work. The following members served on our Leadership Council in FY2019 (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019).

Bill Abolt
Vice President, Energy
AECOM 

Peter Bresler
Vice President, Digital Performance
AVIA 

Kevin Brockenbrough
Vice President and Director of Account Planning
Burrell Communications

Randy Burt
Principal
A.T. Kearney, Inc. 

Michael Chiappetta
Director, Chicago Market Development
Accenture 

Jamie Cleghorn
Partner
Bain & Company 

Anusha Dhasarathy
Partner
McKinsey & Company

Barbara Ford*
Partner
Phoenix Strategic Advisors 

Brian Greenblatt
Managing Director
CIBC 

Gareth Hayes
Partner
Roland Berger Strategy Consultants LLC

Adam Hecktman
Director, Civic Engagement
Microsoft Philanthropies

Katherine C. Jahnke Dale
Associate
DLA Piper 

Akshay Kapur
Partner
McKinsey & Co. 

Joanna Krupa
Senior Vice President
Zeno Group 

Peggy McTigue
Senior Vice President
CBRE Group, Inc. 

Josh Milberg
Vice President of Technology Strategy and Transformation
The Allstate Corporation 

Kedra Newsom
Principal
Boston Consulting Group

Michelle Russell
Partner and Managing Director
Boston Consulting Group

 Doug Scott*
President
A Better Chicago 

Carmita Semaan
Founder & President
The Surge Institute

 Meghan Shehorn
Partner
Bain & Company

Whitney Smith
Head of Regional Philanthropy for North America
Global Philanthropy, JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Robert (Robb) Soles
Partner, Advisory, IT Audit & Assurance
KPMG LLP

Shelley Stern Grach^
Director of Civic Engagement
Microsoft Corporation 

Mike Stringer
Co-Founder & Partner
Datascope Analytics

Susana Vasquez
Associate Vice President
University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement

Stephanie Wagner
Partner
Mayer Brown, LLP

Lawrence Wojcik
Partner
McDermott Will & Emery

Maria Wynne
Chief Executive Officer
Leadership Greater Chicago


* Co-chairs
** Former co-chairs
^ Term ended in FY2019
(before June 30, 2019)