Board of Directors

Board Officers

Steven N. Miller, Biography
Principal and Co-Founder,Origin Ventures, Northbrook

Vice President
Stephanie Pendexter
Senior Manager of Communications, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Chicago

Virginia Fitzgerald
Director of Visitor Services, Chicago History Museum, Chicago

S. Cody Engle
Principal, Engle Associates, Chicago


Steven H. Adelman
Partner, Locke, Lord, Bissell & Liddell, Chicago

Frederick N. Bates
(Retired) Corporate Counsel, ITW – Illinois Tool Works Inc., Chicago

Pam Capitanini
Advertising & Marketing Director, Italian Village Restaurants

Regina Cross 
Private Wealth Advisor, Goldman Sachs

Edward Ford
Owner, Ford Jewelers, Chicago

David Glasner
Vice President, Bernstein Global Wealth Management, Chicago

Gabrielle Griffin
Director & Senior Vice President, Abbot Downing, a Wells Fargo Business

Charles Harris, II
Partner, Mayer Brown LLP

Sidney Lee
Vice President & General Counsel, Golden Country Oriental Foods, Chicago

Sylvia Margolies
Assistant Director of Development, Midwest Region, American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science, Chicago

Chris Mannelli
Interim Managing Director, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago

Jeffrey C. Rappin
President & CEO, Evergreen Real-Estate Services, Chicago

Carol Rosofsky
Counsel to Programming, Development, and Special Events, Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago

Anupy Singla Gupta
Journalist, Author, Blogger

A. Kirk Twiss
Consultant, Ingenix Consulting, Chicago

Susan Weiss
Vice President of Business Services Company Operations, Exelon Corporation, Chicago

Chay Yew
Artistic Director, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago