Board of Directors

Tracy Varley – President

Senior Vice-President, Marsh, Inc.

Tracy is currently a Senior Vice President at Marsh Inc. where she leads operations for the U.S. Central region, which includes 18 offices throughout the Midwest and South Central US. Prior to…

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Brian Black – Treasurer

Managing Director, LAMB Partners

Brian has worked in the securities/investment management industry for 17 years and is currently managing director and chief investment officer of LAMB Partners, a family…

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Nick Markos – Secretary

Operations, Cards Against Humanity

Nick provides a mix of pragmatism, industriousness, skepticism, and creativity to the board. He has negotiated contracts, opened for Bob Dylan, and slept outdoors. He’s…

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Moiche Crawford

P.E./Health Instructor, NKO Charter School; Intonation Parent

Moiche Crawford is a single mother of one daughter, an Intonation student for several years now. Moiche was born and raised in Chicago and attended Curie H.S. for the…

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Irene Fogelson

Group Director, Account Strategy at Rise Interactive

Irene has over 16 years of diverse management experience in business strategy, technology, marketing and brand development in Fortune 500…

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Syrennia McArthur Hanshaw

University of Chicago Charter School Campuses; Intonation Parent

Syrennia is a married mother of 3 children, all Intonation students. She is originally from AL, and eventually moved to…

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Russel Miron

Financial Services Industry Veteran

Russ spent 30 years in the financial services industry and is currently the COO of FNY Capital. Previously, he was a Managing Director at JPMorgan, a Senior Managing Director…

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Anna Shapiro

Artistic Director and Ensemble Member at Steppenwolf Theatre, Chair in Department of Theatre, Northwestern University

Anna D. Shapiro was awarded the 2008 Tony® Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage…

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Paul Simons

Financial Services Executive & Entrepreneur

Paul is a 28 year veteran of the Financial Services industry. He spent 19 years at Merrill Lynch in various positions across both the Private Client and Investment Banking…

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David Singer

Recording Artist and Composer

David is a musician and filmmaker based in Chicago. He has released five critically acclaimed records and played hundreds of shows around the world. Greg Kot of NPR’s Sound…

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Cristina Stirratt

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Noteworthy Mentoring

Cristina Stirratt is a Chicago-based freelance photography producer and the Co-Creator and Executive Director of  Noteworthy Mentoring, an art based mentoring…

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Adam Langsam

Adam Langsam - Chief Operating Officer, William-Harris Investors Adam has over 25 years in the financial services industry managing a broad array of businesses in the investment arena.  He is currently the Chief Operating Officer at William Harris Investors, the...

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Honorary Board

Paul Adelstein

Actor, Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, Prison Break, Scandal

Dan Bernstein

Radio Host, The Boers and Bernstein Show, AM 670 The Score

Liza Weil

Actor, Gilmore Girls, How to Get Away with Murder