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Board of Directors

Executive Leadership:

Chairperson:
David Larson
Regional President
Wintrust Financial

Vice Chairperson:
Stephanie Pierce
Founder
Bridge Builders

Secretary:
Bill Strons
Managing Shareholder
Huck Bouma PC 

Treasurer:
Mike Viola
Senior Vice President
RBS Citizens Bank


Members-at-Large

Laura Allen
Co-founder
Lives in Transition

Tim MacKenzie
Managing Director 
Merit Capital Partners
Joseph Hoff
Retired
HSBC, Financial Services 
 

Lainie Kennedy
Vice President of Human Resources
Surgery Partners

Ed Foreman
Pricewaterhouse Coopers
Zed Francis
Retired
Bank of America

Chad Fischer
Principal & Director of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering
Engineering Systems Inc.

Coleman Tuggle
Principal
Triform, LLC 

Karen Wells
Owner
The Goddard School, Plainfield

Laura Jensen
Retired
"As a mentor, I feel that I have received more than I have given...the goal of a mentor might be to help families find resources to further their education, get out of debt, and plan for the future, but one soon realizes that it is the social and emotional support that is most essential.  Being a mentor has taught me patience, compassion, and perseverance.  It has changed my definition of success and increased my gratitude toward family, friends and God."