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.

Upcoming Area Board Meeting Dates

Next Meeting:

Board Meeting with Committee Meetings

Thursday, January 15, 2015
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Union League Club of Chicago
65 W Jackson Blvd
Chicago, IL 60604

*Executive Committee Member
**Division Board Chairperson

David W. Nelms*
Chairman and CEO
Discover Financial Services

Thomas E. Richards*
Chairman and CEO
CDW Corporation

Sandy L. Daffé*
Junior Achievement of Chicago

Michael M. Froy*

Dennis Howarter*
Partner-Chicago Markets Leader

Jeffrey L. Albee
Managing Director
Goldman, Sachs & Company

Patty Albo**
Chicago Marriott O’Hare
Serves as Suburban Cook County Board Chairperson

Constantine Alexandrakis*
Managing Director/Area Manager of Chicago
Russell Reynolds Associates

Charles M. Allen, CPA
Crowe Horwath LLP

Bruce Anderson
General Manager, Global Electronics Industry

Richard W. Ashley*
Executive Vice President,
Corporate Development

Steve Battreall
Chief Commercial Officer
GE Capital

Barbara Byrd-Bennett
Chicago Public Schools

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

Catherine S. Brune*
President, Eastern Territory (Retired)
Allstate Insurance Company
Serves as Co-Chairperson of the Technology Committee

Francis X. Buckley, Jr.
Managing Partner
Thompson Coburn LLP

Alexander G. Campbell
Co-Founder and CEO
Serves as Co-Chairman of the Marketing & Communications Committee

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

Jeffrey J. Childs
EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Robert B. Chodos*
Colliers International

Sheila Clary
Founder and President
Six Degrees Inc.

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

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

Bryan C. Cressey*
Cressey and Company LP

Marsha Cruzan
Chicago Market President
U.S. Bank

Ghram Debes
Head of Dealer Finance
BMO Harris Bank

Patrice P. DeCorrevont
Government, Not-for-Profit, Healthcare Commercial Banking
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Thomas M. Detelich
Grandview Capital

Charles B. Edelstein
Senior Advisor
Apollo Education Group

Melissa Erhardt
Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Daniel P. Fallon
VP Global Infrastructure/Operations
Serves as Co-Chairman of Marketing & Communications Committee

W. James Farrell*

Kristen P. Freund
Managing Director
The PrivateBank and Trust Company

T. Brian Gauen
Managing Director

David J. Geary
President, Wireless Division

Pantelis A. Georgiadis
President & CEO
Synetro Group

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

John R. Golden
Former Director of Business Banking
Charter One Bank

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

Dan (Chip) W. Hardt
Managing Director
Hardt Enterprises LLC

Kevin Hartman
Vice President Central Region, UPS Freight

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

Thomas J. Healy
Chief Operating Officer
Turtle Wax, Inc.

Roberto R. Herencia
President & CEO
BXM Holdings, Inc.

Gary E. Holdren
Founder and CEO
Garland Capital

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

James V. James
Vice Chairman and CEO
IDEAL Industries, Inc.

Mary Catherine Jaros
Managing Director
Peakstone Group

Donna Jennings
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
DeVry Education Group

George E. Johnson
Chairman Emeritus
Johnson Products Company, Inc.

Kip Kelley
Regional Managing Director
Aon Risk Services Central, Inc. — Illinois Division

Anthony K. Kesman
Kesman Group LLC

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

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

John Kujawa
U.S. Vice President, Global Franchising
McDonald’s USA

Jeff Langenbach
Chief Administrative Officer
Apollo Education Group

Kurt Laufer
Vice President, U.S. Customer Development
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

F. David Leiter*
Chicago Metro Business Unit Partner in Charge-Tax

Brian Leonard
President and CEO
Cardio Partner Resources

Robert A. Livingston*
President and CEO
Dover Corporation

D. Rick Lowes
SVP, Business Development and Operational Services
USG Corporation

Trish Lukasik
Senior Vice President,
Warehouse Sales & Chilled DSD

Curtis N. Maas
CEO and Chairman
The RDI Group

Jeffrey A. Malehorn
President & CEO
World Business Chicago

Don Manning
South Suburban College

Stephen McLaughlin
Managing Partner
Bain & Company, Inc.

Elaine Melonides
International Director
Jones Lang LaSalle Americas Inc.

Carla R. Michelotti
EVP, Global Chief Legal, Government & Corporate Affairs Officer
Leo Burnett Worldwide

Michael Mikhail
UIC College of Business Administration

Paul Miller
Vice President, U.S. eCommerce

Phil Miller**
Vulcan Construction Materials LP
Serves as Will County Board Chairperson

Heather A. Mooney
President and CEO
Helco Corporation

Brian Morgan
Regional Tax Leader & Partner
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

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

Wade Mynatt
Vice President
Dovenmuehle Mortgage, Inc.

Stephen R. Nesbitt*
EVP, Chief Risk and Administration Officer

John D. Nichols*
Vice Chairman (Retired)
The Marmon Group

Larry Nieman
Dean, School of Business Administration
Robert Morris University

Robert O’Keef
Corporate Vice President and Treasurer
Motorola Solutions, Inc.

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

Charmaine Owens**
Verizon Enterprise Solutions
Serves as Central Division Chairperson

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

J. David Pepper*
Chairman and CEO
Pepper Construction Company

David Pilotto
Much Shelist

Nicholas K. Pontikes*
Kenny’s Kids

Camille Popiolek
VP and Mid West/Far West Area Manager
Chicago Title & Trust Company

Frank S. Ptak*
President and CEO
The Marmon Group LLC

Paul E. Purcell
Chairman and CEO
Robert W. Baird & Company
Zain Raj

Kathi M. Regas
Vice President, Human Resources (retired)
Molex Incorporated

Mark Roche
Retired SVP, General Counsel & Secretary
Fortune Brands, Inc.

Patrick Roxworthy
Senior Vice President, Tax (Retired)
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

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

Katherine M. Scherer*
Central Region Tax Managing Partner
Deloitte Tax LLP
Serves as Chairperson of the Audit Committee

William H. Scherr
Director and Regional Manager
Wealth and Investment Management

Nicole R. Schmied**
Serves as Northwest Indiana Division Chairperson

Rod Schrader
CEO & Vice Chairman
Komatsu America Corp.

Joy Schwartz
Partner & Managing Director
Barrie D’Rozario DiLorenzo

Michael D. Scimo
Managing Director, US Human Capital & Diversity
Serves as Co-Chairman of the Technology Committee

Rex L. Sessions
Winston & Strawn LLP

Stephen E. Sheridan
Managing Partner
Bridge Strategy Group LLC

Stephen E. Shute
Senior Vice President, Managing Director

Luis M. Sierra
President, BP Aromatics (Chemicals), the Americas, Europe and Middle East

Laura Slagter**
Fidelity Investments
Serves as DuPage County
Board Chairperson

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

Chase Stevenson
BDT Capital Partners, LLC

Steven Strobel
McGough Road Advisors
Serves as Co-Chairman of the Volunteer Committee

John B. Sullivan
Strategic Account Management
Aon Risk Services Central, Inc. —Illinois Division

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

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

Valerie J. Van Meter
CFO, EEO Officer and Director,
Office of Minority & Women Inclusion
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Robert R. Vogel
Q4 Impact Group

Donn T. Vucovich
Managing Partner
MVP Advisory Group LLC

Mark Wagner*
President, Operations and
Community Management
Walgreen Co.

Harvey Walden III**
Walden & Associates
Serves as Southern Cook County
Board Chairperson

John H. Walker
Global Brass and Copper, Inc.

Jens Welin
Executive Vice President and Managing Director

Larry J. Wert
Tribune Broadcasting Company

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

Maxine Winer
Senior Partner and General Manager

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

Colleen Zambole
Discover Financial Services
Serves as Northern Division Board Chair