Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Vanessa Vergara

Vice President

Todd Palmer
Executive Director, Chicago Architectural Biennial


Vahap Uysal
Associate Professor, DePaul University Driehaus College of Business


Jessica Miley
Principal Business Analyst, Exelon Corporation

Board of Directors

Jamie Bender
Program Officer, Brinson Foundation

Steve Bynum
Producer, Worldview, Chicago Public Media

Demetrio Cardona-Maguigad
Partner and Design Strategy Director, Lime Red

David Deyhle
Vice President, Chicago History Museum

Suzanne Franklin
Non-Profit Consultant

Elsie Hernandez
President & Founder, Haitian American Museum

Jason Lesnieswicz
Director of Cultural Tourism, Choose Chicago

Monica Jirak
Executive Director, DANK Haus German American Cultural Center

Robert Price
Local Director, Head of Workplace + Strategy, China Jones Lang LaSalle

Michael Takada
CEO, Japanese American Service Committee

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