Our Board

Temporary Ex-Officio
Debra Jennings-Johnson, Retired Senior Director, Supplier Diversity, BP America, Inc.

Acting Chairperson
Sandra Rand, Retired Director of Supplier Diversity, United Airlines, Inc.

Vice Chairperson
Linda Chaplik Harris, Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP

2nd Vice Chairperson
Michelle Blaise, Senior Vice President, Technical Services, ComEd

Secretary
Alison Chung, Founder and President, TeamWerks

Assistant Secretary
Cassandra Sanford, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, KellyMitchell Group, Inc.

Acting Treasurer
Eva Brown, Segment Leader, Minority and Women Owned Businesses, U.S. Bank

Audit Committee Chair
Beth Kieffer Leonard, CPA, Managing Partner, Lurie, LLP

Audit Committee Vice Chair
Rona Fourte, Vice President, Global Supplier Diversity, CBRE

Members
Laurel Bellows, Managing Principal, The Bellows Law Group, P.C.
Linda McGill Boasmond, President, Cedar Concepts Corporation
Risa Davis, Former Vice President, Corporate Development, United Way of Metropolitan Chicago
Emilia DiMenco, President and Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Business Development Center
Carol Dougal, Co-Founder and Co-President Emeritae, Women’s Business Development Center
Megan Everett, Director, Veterans Program, Robert R. McCormick Foundation
Patty Greene, Retired Manager, Community Affairs & Grassroots, Southwest Airlines
Mary Houpt, Retired Manager, Community Partnerships, Peoples Gas & North Shore Gas/WEC Energy
Michelle Kantor, Member, McDonald Hopkins LLC
Jennifer Mariani, Senior Vice President, Small Business Merchant Segment Performance Executive, Bank of America
Hedy Ratner, C0-Founder and Co-President Emeritae, Women’s Business Development Center
Arabel Alva Rosales, President and CEO, AAR & Associates, Ltd.
Renee Sang, Managing Director, Consulting & Innovation, Accenture
Jennifer Schlott-Rouzan, Managing Director, Professional Development Commercial N.A., BMO Harris
Amy Yuhn, Vice President, U.S. Chief Marketing Officer & Head of Communications, CIBC

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