Our greatest asset is our people.

Our management

Our team

Our Board

Our Board is comprised of senior leaders from Chicago’s most prominent corporate, nonprofit, and philanthropic organizations. They provide invaluable resources, including pro bono project teams, “on loan” executives, funding, and counsel that maximize the impact of our work.
  • Deborah L. DeHaas*
    Vice Chairman, Chief Inclusion Officer
    and Managing Partner for the
    Center for Board Effectiveness
  • Paula Allen-Meares
    Chancellor Emerita, University of Illinois
    John Corbally Presidential Professor Emerita, Professor of Medicine, UIC Chicago College of Medicine
  • Larry A. Barden
    Partner and Chairman of the Management Committee
    Sidley Austin LLP
  • Frank V. Battle, Jr.*
    Retired Partner
    Sidley Austin, LLP
  • Sally Blount
    Michael L. Nemmers Professor of Strategy
    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
  • Daniel Diermeier
    University of Chicago
  • Michael C. Evangelides
  • Charles L. Evans
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • John Garabedian*
    Senior Advisor
    The Boston Consulting Group
  • Sunil Garg
    Solutions Lead, Energy
  • 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
  • David Hackett
    Baker McKenzie LLP
  • Jake Henry
    Senior Partner
    McKinsey & Company
  • Linda Imonti
    Principal, Advisory Services
  • Kish Khemani
    A.T. Kearney
  • Liam Krehbiel
    Founder + Chief Executive Officer
    A Better Chicago
  • Anne Ladky*
    Executive Director
    Women Employed
  • Bruce Lubin
    Executive Managing Director
    and President of Illinois Commercial Banking
  • Paul C. Maranville
    Managing Partner
    Lantern Partners
  • John W. McCarter, Jr.*
    Chair, Board of Regents
    Smithsonian Institution
  • Dorri McWhorter
    Chief Executive Officer
    YWCA Metropolitan Chicago
  • Cindy S. Moelis
    The Pritzker Traubert Foundation
  • Laurence Msall
    Civic Federation
  • David Narefsky*
    Mayer Brown
  • Christopher A. O'Herlihy
    Vice Chairman
    Illinois Tool Works Inc.
  • James D. Pajakowski
    Executive Vice President, Strategy and Quality
  • Anne R. Pramaggiore
    President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Curtis Reed, Jr.
    Managing Director and Region Manager - Chicago
    JPMorgan Chase
  • Eric A. Reeves
    Managing Director & Chief Administrative Officer
    Duchossois Capital Management
  • Sheli Z. Rosenberg
    Consultant to
    Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • E. Scott Santi
    President and Chief Executive Officer
    The Commercial Club of Chicago
  • Mark Shadle
    Managing Director, Corporate Affairs
    Zeno Group
  • Goli Sheikholeslami
    President and CEO
    Chicago Public Media/WBEZ
  • Maurice Smith
    Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • K. Sujata
    Chicago Foundation for Women
  • Tina Tabacchi
    Partner in Charge, Chicago
    Jones Day
  • William Von Hoene*
    Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer
    Exelon Corporation
  • Frederick H. Waddell
    Northern Trust Corporation
    The Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago
  • Kelly R. Welsh*
    The Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago
  • Robert Wislow*
    CBRE Chicago
  • * Executive Committee Member

Our Leadership Council

Our Leadership Council is comprised of a group of executive- and partner-level business leaders who bring their stature and considerable experience to bear on the issues and opportunities on which we work. Council members 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 Director of Account Planning
    Burrell Communications
  • Randy Burt
    A.T. Kearney, Inc.
  • Michael Chiappetta
    Director, Chicago Market Development
  • Jamie Cleghorn
    Bain & Company
  • Anusha Dhasarathy
    McKinsey & Company
  • Brian Greenblatt
    Managing Director
  • Gareth Hayes
    Roland Berger
  • Michael Hughes
    Managing Director
    West Monroe Partners
  • Katherine C. Jahnke Dale
    DLA Piper LLP (US)
  • Akshay Kapur
    McKinsey & Co.
  • Joanna Krupa
    Senior Vice President, Corporate
    Zeno Group
  • Peggy McTigue
    Senior Vice President
    CBRE Group, Inc.
  • Joshua C. Milberg
    Vice President of Technology, Strategy and Transformation
    The Allstate Corporation
  • Kedra Newsom
    The Boston Consulting Group
  • Michelle Russell
    Partner and Managing Director
    The Boston Consulting Group
  • Carmita Semaan
    Founder & President
    The Surge Institute
  • Meghan Shehorn
    Bain & Company
  • Whitney Smith
    Philanthropic Giving Lead, Midwest
    JPMorgan Chase
  • Shelley Stern Grach
    Director of Civic Engagement
    Microsoft Corporation
  • Robert Soles
    Partner, Advisory, IT Audit & Assurance
  • Mike Stringer
    Executive Design Director, Data Science
  • Susana Vasquez
    Associate Vice President
    University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement
  • Stephanie Wagner
    Mayer Brown, LLP
  • Lawrence Wojcik
    McDermott Will & Emery LLP
  • 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

Former Co-Chair,

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
  • Pamela Strobel
    Retired Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer
    Exelon Corporation