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Chicago Lights Board of Directors

The members of Chicago Lights Board of Directors are generous with their time, resources, and networks as they provide fiduciary and programmatic oversight and set the strategic vision for the organization.

Nicholas VanDerSchie, President
Morningstar Investment Management, L.L.C.

Amanda Felt, Vice President
University of Chicago Booth School of Business / The Center for Advanced Emotional Intelligence

Georgia Tsagalis, Secretary 
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Cindy Hull, Treasurer
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Kathryn Bates
Bates Development Services       

Cassandra Book

Justin Epps
Watermark Capital Partners

Shannon Kershner
Fourth Presbyterian Church

David Kimbell
Ulta Beauty

Naresh Koka
Valorem Reply

Marcus Mason-Vivit
Mason-Vivit Consulting Group, L.L.C.

John Marr
The Higher Learning Commission

Andrew McGaan
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Glenn Richter
Nuveen Investments

Peter Shannon
Geneva Trading

Martina Smith
Burrell Communications

Beth Truett
Aging with Grace, Inc.

Joseph E. Tyler III
Bank of America, N.A.

Gretchen VanNatta

Stacy Jackson (ex officio)
Executive Director (312.981.3562)

Chicago Lights Associates Board

The Chicago Lights Associates Board is an enthusiastic group of young professionals working to promote the mission of Chicago Lights by raising awareness of Chicago Lights and its programs through special events, volunteer opportunities, and fundraising activities.

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Members of the Chicago Lights Associates Board are charged with the following:

1. Be informed about Chicago Lights’ mission and programs, serving as a Chicago Lights ambassador in the community

2. Attend monthly Associates Board meetings

3. Serve on a committee, helping to develop, plan, and carry out events

4. Participate as a volunteer for Chicago Lights

5. Attend and participate in Associates Board events

6. Contribute financially to the Chicago Lights Annual Fund

The monthly time commitment for involvement is approximately three to nine hours. Request a membership application by emailing Devon Stewart.

Special Events

If you can’t commit to membership, but still want to be involved with the Chicago Lights Associates Board, join our email list and receive regular updates of special events in which you can participate and raise funds for Chicago Lights. Simply email Stacy Jackson and indicate you’d like to be added to the Chicago Lights Associates Board events mailing list.

Find Us on Facebook!

To receive Facebook invitations to upcoming events and newsfeed updates, “like” the Chicago Lights Associates Board on Facebook.