Board of Directors

Women’s Business Development Center is enormously grateful to its stellar Board of Directors for its advice, counsel and support.

2013-2014 WBDC Board of Directors


Debra Jennings-Johnson, Director, Supplier Diversity, BP America, Inc.

Vice Chairperson

Linda Chaplik Harris, Partner, SNR Denton


Pam McDonough, CEO, DeAngelo/McDonough Construction Management Company


Sandra Rand, Former Supplier Diversity Director, United Airlines

Audit Committee Chair

Norma Lauder, Director, MS Tax Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Laurel G. Bellows, Principal, The Bellows Group P.C.
Michelle Blaise, VP Engineering & Project Management, ComEd
Alison Chung, President, TeamWerks
Risa R. Davis, Vice President, Corporate Development, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Emilia DiMenco, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Business Development Center
Carol Dougal, Founder and Co-President Emeritus, Women's Business Development Center
Rona Fourte, Director, Supplier Diversity, Walgreens
Elizabeth Minnella Gonzalez, Managing Director, Media and Telecom, Citi Corporate Banking
Beth Kieffer Lenoard, CPA, Managing Partner, Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, LLP
Jennifer Mariani, SVP, Small Business Manager, Bank of America
Hedy Ratner, Founder and Co-President Emeritus, Women's Business Development Center
Arabel Alva Rosales, President, AAR & Associates, Ltd.
Cassandra Sanford,CEO and Co-Founder, Kelly Mitchell Group, Inc.
Shelley Stern, Director-Civic Engagement, Microsoft Corporation

Ex-Officio Members

Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments, LLC and Chairman, Ariel Mutual Funds Board of Trustees
Terry Savage, Financial Analyst and President, Terry Savage Productions, Ltd.
Pamela B. Strobel


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