Our greatest asset is our people.

Our management

Our team

Our board

The board of Civic Consulting Alliance comprises senior leaders from Chicago’s most prominent corporate, professional service, nonprofit and philanthropic organizations. They provide valuable resources such as pro bono project teams, “on loan” executives and counsel that helps our work have the greatest possible impact.
  • Deborah L. DeHaas*
    Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer
    and National Managing Partner
    of the Center for Corporate Governance
    Deloitte LLP
  • Paula Allen-Meares
    Chancellor Emerita,
    Professor of Medicine, John Corbally Presidential Professor University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Frank V. Battle, Jr.*
    Retired Partner
    Sidley Austin, LLP
  • Sally Blount
    Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
  • Bram Bluestein*
    Managing Partner
    Bluestein and Associates, LLC
  • The Honorable Edward M. Burke
    Ex-Officio Member
    Chairman, Committee on Finance
    City of Chicago
  • James B. Coleman
    Chicago Office Managing Director,
    Products Operating Group Managing Director
  • Michael Collins*
    Partner and Chief Financial Officer
    Bain & Company
  • Michelle L. Collins
    Cambium LLC
  • Matthew C. Crowl
    Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP
  • A. Steven Crown
    General Partner
    Henry Crown and Company
  • Gillian Darlow
    Chief Executive Officer
    Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Rob Dongoski
  • Michael C. Evangelides
    Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Charles L. Evans
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Tyrone C. Fahner*
    The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago
  • John Garabedian*
    Senior Partner and Managing Director
    The Boston Consulting Group
  • James T. Glerum, Jr.*
    Managing Director, Chairman,
    Regional Banking North America
    Citigroup Global Markets, Inc.
  • Larry J. Goodman, MD*
    Chief Executive Officer
    Rush University Medical Center
  • Jake Henry
    McKinsey & Company
  • David H. Hoffman
    Sidley Austin LLP
  • Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Ed.D.
    DePaul University
  • Linda Imonti
    Principal, Advisory Services
  • Kish Khemani
    A.T. Kearney
  • Anne Ladky*
    Executive Director
    Women Employed
  • Bruce Lubin
    Executive Managing Director
    and President of Illinois Commercial Banking
    The PrivateBank
  • John W. McCarter, Jr.*
    Chair, Board of Regents
    Smithsonian Institution
  • Laurence Msall
    Civic Federation
  • David Narefsky*
    Mayer Brown
  • David C. Parry
    Vice Chairman
    Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
  • Eric A. Reeves
    General Counsel and Managing Director
    Duchossois Capital Management
  • Daniel E. Reidy
    National Practice Leader
    for Litigation
    Jones Day
  • Sheli Z. Rosenberg
    Consultant to
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • E. Scott Santi
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    The Commercial Club of Chicago
  • Nancy Searle*
    Senior Advisor
    Civic Consulting Alliance
  • William Von Hoene*
    Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
    Exelon Corporation
  • Frederick H. Waddell
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer,
    Northern Trust Corporation
    The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago
  • Robert Wislow*
    CBRE Chicago
  • * Executive Committee Member

Our Leadership Council

The Civic Consulting Alliance Leadership Council is a group of executive- and partner-level business leaders who bring their stature and considerable experience to bear on the issues and opportunities we work on. As Council members they review our current and developing project portfolio, gather input from colleagues in the business community, recruit new pro bono partners and provide regular guidance on our work.
  • Bill Abolt
    Vice President
  • Peter Bresler
    North American Practice Leader, Health Analytics
    Towers Watson
  • Kevin Brockenbrough
    Vice President and Associate Director of Account Planning
    Burrell Communications
  • Andrew Burroughs
  • Randy Burt
    A.T. Kearney, Inc.
  • Michael Chiappetta
    Director, Chicago Market Development
  • Theodore Chung
    Jones Day
  • Jamie Cleghorn
    Bain & Company
  • Barbara Ford
    Griffin Strategic Advisors LLC
  • Brian Greenblatt
    Managing Director
    Private Bank
  • David Hackett
    Baker & McKenzie
  • Gareth Hayes
    Roland Berger
  • Peggy McTigue
    Senior Vice President
    CBRE Group, Inc.
  • Michelle Russell
    Partner and Managing Director
    The Boston Consulting Group
  • Doug Scott
    A Better Chicago
  • Michael Segobiano
    Senior Manager; Client Relationship Executive
    Deloitte Services LLP
  • Joseph Seliga
    Mayer Brown, LLP
  • Mark Shadle
    Managing Director, Corporate Affairs
    Zeno Group
  • Whitney Smith
    Philanthropic Giving Lead, Midwest
    JP Morgan Chase & Co.
  • Shelley Stern Grach
    Director of Civic Engagement
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Mike Stringer
    Co-Founder & Managing Director
    DataScope Analytics
  • Lawrence Wojcik
    DLA Piper
  • Maria Wynne
    Chief Executive Officer
    Leadership Greater Chicago
I find working with Civic Consulting especially satisfying because of the scale of the work. With a government client, you have the power to affect thousands of lives – the $33 million we saved in the first year of City-County collaboration can be put into public safety and save lives.

Matt Crowl

Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Co-chair, Civic Consulting

Leadership Council

Life Members of our board

Life Members of Civic Consulting Alliance’s Board are former Board members who, during their tenure as Board members, played a special, usually long-term role in developing our organization. Life members include former Board Chairs and others who, over the past three decades, have made Civic Consulting Alliance what it is today.
  • William Best
    Vice President
    AT Kearney
  • Clark Burrus
    Retired Vice Chairman
    First Chicago Capital Markets, Inc.
  • Sandra P. Guthman
    Polk Bros. Foundation
  • Leon Jackson
  • Phyllis Lockett
    Chief Executive Officer
    LEAP Innovations
  • R. Eden Martin
    Of Counsel
    Sidley Austin LLP
  • Lester H. McKeever, Jr.
    Managing Principal
    Washington, Pittman & McKeever LLC
  • Henry C. Mendoza
    Henry C. Mendoza & Associates
  • Richard Morrow
    Retired Chairman of the Board
    Amoco Corporation
  • Michael Moskow
    Vice Chairman and Senior Fellow
    Chicago Council on Global Affairs
  • Mary Nelson
    President Emeritus
    Bethel New Life
  • Thomas Patrick
    Chairman, President and CEO
    Peoples Energy Corporation
  • Kenneth Porrello
    Deloitte Consulting
  • Pamela Strobel
    Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
    Exelon Corporation