JA’s Board of Directors is comprised of executives and business leaders who represent a wide range of backgrounds and professional expertise. Bringing a great wealth of wisdom, insight and experience, this dedicated team provides a hands-on approach to positioning JA as a leader in economic education. The list below is as of September 2016.

* Executive Committee Member
** Division Board Chairperson

Thomas E. Richards*
Chairman & CEO
CDW Corporation

Sandy L. Daffé*
Junior Achievement of Chicago

Michael M. Froy *
Dentons US LLP

Dennis D. Howarter*
Partner, Chicago Markets Leader

Jeffrey L. Albee
Managing Director
BDT Capital Partners, LLC

Constantine G. Alexandrakis*
Managing Director, Area Manager of Chicago
Russell Reynolds Associates, Inc.

Bruce A. Anderson
General Manager, Global Electronics Industry

Richard W. Ashley*
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development

Walter W. Barrett**
Serves as Suburban Cook Division Board Chairperson

Steve Battreall
President & CEO, Commercial Distribution Finance
Wells Fargo

Melissa L. Bean*
Chairman of the Midwest
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Thomas L. Bindley
Bindley Capital Corporation
Serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee

Hillary T. Bochniak
Managing Director, Human Resources

Catherine M. Bourke
Vice President of Public Affairs
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

S. Biff Bowman*
Chief Financial Officer
Northern Trust

Alexander G. Campbell
Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer
Serves as Co-Chairman of the Marketing and Communications Committee

Neal J. Campbell
SVP and Chief Marketing Officer
CDW Corporation
Serves as Chairman of the Golf Committee

Stephen Carmichael**
Discover Financial Services
Serves as Northern Division Board Chairperson

David R. Casper*
President & CEO
BMO Harris Bank, N.A.
Serves as Chairman of the 2016-2017 Personal Giving Campaign

William J. Chase*
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
AbbVie Inc.

Jeffrey J. Childs
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ulta Beauty

Robert B. Chodos*
Vice Chairman
Newmark Grubb Knight Frank

Thomas Clarkson*
President, West Territory
Allstate Personal Lines

John J. Compernolle
SVP and Market Executive
Bank of America, N.A.

James C. Cotting
Chairman and CEO (retired)
Navistar, Inc.

Bryan C. Cressey*
Co-Founder and Partner
Cressey & Company, LP

Marsha Cruzan
Regional President
US Bank

Beatty D’Alessandro
EVP and CFO (retired)
Univar USA, Inc.

Kenneth G. Daubenspeck
Founder and President
Daubenspeck & Associates, Ltd.

Ghram K. Debes
Managing Director, Head of Dealer Finance
BMO Harris Bank, N.A.

Patrice P. DeCorrevont*
Executive Vice President, GIB Division Manager
Wells Fargo

Donna Dorsey
Chief Human Resources Officer
Navistar, Inc.

Charles B. Edelstein
Senior Advisor and Retired Co-CEO
Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Daniel P. Fallon
President & COO
GFMI Metalcrafters

W. James Farrell

Joseph Fitzpatrick
President, Midwest Region

Susan M. Forsell
Vice President, Sustainability
McDonald’s Corporation

Ian S. Foster
Managing Director
Goldman, Sachs & Company

Kristen P. Freund
Managing Director
The PrivateBank and Trust Company
Serves as Co-Chairperson of the Volunteer Committee

T. Brian Gauen
Managing Director
Marsh USA Inc.

David J. Geary
Executive Vice President, Business Integration

Pantelis A. Georgiadis
President & CEO
Synetro Group

Peter K. Gillespie
President & CEO, Chicago Region
FirstMerit Bank

John R. Golden
Owner & General Manager
Keyrenter Property Management, Chicago North

Shelley Goodman*
Vice President, General Manager-Illinois/Wisconsin

Stephen J. Grabek*
President, Field Operations

Stedman Graham
Chairman & CEO
S. Graham & Associates LLC

Paul Green
Partner, Tax Services
Ernst & Young LLP

Anders Gustafsson
Chief Executive Officer
Zebra Technologies Corporation

Chip W. Hardt
Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Hartman
Regional Vice President
UPS Freight

Denis J. Healy, Sr.
Turtle Wax, Inc.

Roberto R. Herencia
Chairman of the Board, Byline Bank
President & CEO, BXM Holdings, Inc.

Gary E. Holdren*
Founder and CEO
Garland Capital

John R. Horne
Chairman of the Board (retired)
Navistar, Inc.

José A. Isasi II
Jones Day

Dr. Janice K. Jackson
Chief Education Officer
Chicago Public Schools

James V. James
Chairman & CEO
IDEAL Industries, Inc.

Catherine M. Jaros
Managing Director
Peakstone Group

Donna Jennings
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
DeVry Education Group

George E. Johnson
Chairman Emeritus (retired)
Johnson Products Company, Inc.

Kip Kelley
Aon Affinity Insurance Services, Inc.

Anthony K. Kesman
Kesman Group LLC

Lester B. Knight
Founding and Managing Partner
RoundTable Healthcare Partners, L.P.

David C. Koch**
Caterpillar Inc. (retired)
Serves as Western Division Board Chairperson

Jeff Langenbach
Chief Administrative Officer
Apollo Education Group, Inc.

Katie Lawler
SVP-Chief Human Resources Officer
ITW Corporate

F. David Leiter, Jr.*
Chicago Metro Business Unit Partner in Charge – Tax

Richard H. Lenny*
Information Resources, Inc.

Trish Lukasik
Chief Customer Officer
PepsiCo Chicago

Curtis N. Maas
CEO & Chairman
The RDI Group

Jeffrey A. Malehorn
President & CEO
World Business Chicago

Don Manning
South Suburban College

Terry McCafferty, CPA, CPCU
Head of Group Captives
Zurich Programs & Direct Markets

Anthony McCain**
Nicor Gas, an AGL Resource Company
Serves as Will County Division Board Chairperson

Stephen McLaughlin
Managing Partner
Bain & Company, Inc.

Elaine Melonides
International Director

Carla R. Michelotti
Carla Michelotti LLC

Michael Mikhail
Dean, College of Business Administration
University of Illinois Chicago

Paul Miller
Paul Miller Associates
Serves as Co-Chairman of the Marketing and Communications Committee

Drew T. Mitchell**
Holladay Properties
Serves as Northwest Indiana Division Board Chairperson

Heather A. Mooney
President & CEO
Helco Corporation

Brian Morgan
Plante Moran

William L. Morrison*
Northern Trust
Serves as Chairman of the Development Committee

Wade Mynatt
Vice President
Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc.

David W. Nelms *
Chairman & CEO
Discover Financial Services

Stephen R. Nesbitt*
EVP- Chief Risk & Administrative Officer

John D. Nichols*
Vice Chairman (retired)
Marmon Holdings, Inc.

Larry P. Nieman
Dean, School of Business Administration &
Vice President for Curriculum and Instruction
Robert Morris University

Roger Odle
Field Senior Vice President, Midwest Region
Allstate Insurance Company

Robert O’Keef
Corporate Vice President of Finance
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Edmond F. Opler
Chairman & CEO
World’s Finest Chocolate, Inc.

Charmaine P. Owens**
XO Communications
Serves as Central Division Board Chairperson

DJ Paoni
Managing Director, Midwest Region
SAP America, Inc.

Alberto Paracchini
President & CEO
Byline Bank

Robert L. Parkinson, Jr.*
Chairman and CEO (retired)
Baxter International Inc.

J. David Pepper*
Chairman and CEO
Pepper Construction Company

David M. Pilotto
Lathrop & Gage LLP

Amy L. Pflueger
Vice President, Global Procurement
Ingredion Incorporated

Nicholas K. Pontikes*
Kenny’s Kids

Frank S. Ptak*
Chairman & CEO
Marmon Holdings, Inc.
Serves as Chairman of the 2016 Major Gifts Campaign and 2017 Area Campaign

Paul E. Purcell
Robert W. Baird & Company

Zain Raj
Chairman & CEO

Mark A. Roche
SVP, General Counsel & Secretary (retired)
Fortune Brands, Inc.

Patrick Roxworthy
Vice President, Tax
Sabre Corporation

Jimmy Samartzis
Vice President, Food Services and United Clubs
United Airlines, Inc.

E. Scott Santi*
Chairman & CEO

Gale E. Sayers
President & CEO
Sayers 40, Inc.

Katherine M. Scherer*
Managing Partner, Business Tax Services
Serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee

William H. Scherr
Managing Director, Investments

Rod Schrader
Chairman & CEO
Komatsu America Corp.

Rex L. Sessions
Winston & Strawn LLP

Erik Severinghaus
VP of Strategy and Architecture, Personalization
Rise Interactive

Stephen E. Sheridan
Managing Director
Houlihan Lokey

Luis M. Sierra
CEO – Global Aromatics

Laura Slagter**
Fidelity Institutional Wealth Services
Serves as DuPage County Board Chairperson

Denis E. Springer
Senior Vice President (retired)
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation

Steven J. Strobel
Chief Financial Officer

John B. Sullivan
Strategic Account Management
Aon Risk Services, Inc. of Illinois

Robert A. Sullivan*
President and CEO
Fifth Third Bank, Chicago

John Tackett
Director, Continuous Improvement
Broadwind Energy

Michael J. Tower*
Managing Partner, North America
A.T. Kearney, Inc.
Serves as Co-Chairman of the Volunteer Committee

Mary Ann Travers
Valuation Services Practice Leader
Crowe Horwath LLP

Daniel R. Van Aken
Portfolio Manager & Director
Wells Fargo

Robert R. Vogel
Q4 Impact Group, LLC

Donn T. Vucovich
Managing Partner
MVP Advisory Group LLC

Mark A. Wagner *
Sr. Vice President and Managing Director, International Retail
Walgreen Co.

Kristi Weaver
McKinsey & Company, Inc.

Jens Welin
Executive Vice President & Managing Director
Serves as Co-Chairman of the Marketing and Communications Committee

Larry Wert
Tribune Media

Norman H. Wesley*
Chairman and CEO (retired)
Fortune Brands, Inc.

Bryn Wiley
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
Molex Incorporated

Spencer Williams**
State Farm
Serves as Southern Cook County Board Chairperson

Maxine Winer
Senior Partner & General Manager
Fleishman-Hillard Inc.

Desmond C. Wong
President & CEO
Sino Strategies Group, LLC