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Board of Directors

Executive Leadership:

Chairperson:
Zed Francis
Retired
Bank of America

Vice Chairperson:
Laura Jensen
Retired

Secretary:
Bill Strons
Managing Shareholder
Huck Bouma PC 

Treasurer:
Mike Viola
Director
BMO Harris Equipment Finance


Members-at-Large

Greg Crawford
SVP, Human Capital Management
Assured Partners Illinois

Matt Dmytryszyn
Principal
LaSalle Street Capital Management

Matt Doucet
EVP, CE&A Group
Wintrust

Chad Fischer
Principal & Director of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Systems Inc
Ed Foreman
Lead Tax Partner
Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Joseph Hoff
Retired
HSBC, Financial Services

Kathy Madigan
VP, Assistant General Counsel
Ulta Beauty

Bob Mitchum
Retired CEO
Network Services Company

Joli Murphy
Institutional Consulting Relationship Manager
Graystone Consulting

Ann Pitcher
Founder
Pitcher Communications

Sara Stolmeier
VP, People & Development
McMaster-Carr Supply Co.
 

The vast majority of our families are headed by single moms. Their average age is 29. Last year, while at least 68% of those who entered our program have at least some postsecondary school if not higher education degrees, their average income at entry was $14/hour - well below a living wage.