Board of Directors

Brian Black – President

Managing Partner, Saiso Partners, LLC

Brian has worked in the securities/investment management industry for over twenty-five years including as the Chief Investment Officer for a family investment office based in Chicago…

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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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Adam Langsam – Treasurer

CEO, Parkwood LLC

Adam has over 25 years in the financial services industry managing a broad array of businesses in the investment area, working with both large institutions as well as families…

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Mawiyah Coates

Communicable Control Disease Investigator II, City of Chicago

Mawiyah is currently a member of the Board of Directors for The Ounce of Prevention and works humbly to assist in meeting the organization’s mission which is to give children in poverty the best chance…

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John Gallop

Chief Executive Officer at Intrinsic Edge Capital Management

John Gallop joined the Intrinsic Edge team in 2017 to provide strategic, operational, and institutional leadership to the firm. He spent over 13 years at Advisory Research, a Chicago based investment firm, serving on the management committee and…

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Mark Greenberg

Studio Manager, Wilco’s Loft

Mark Greenberg is the studio manager and part of the production team at The Loft, Wilco’s Chicago recording studio and HQ. He composes and produces music for film, television, and video games through his own studio…

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Syrennia McArthur

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

Partner/COO at FNY Capital Management

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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Tanyala Rodgers-Coe

Senior Executive Assistant at LAMB Partners

Tanyala worked as a Senior Executive Assistant for 12 years at LAMB Partners, a family investment office based in Chicago. She graduated from Robert Morris University earning a bachelor’s degree in business administration…

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Gabriella Pehanich

Senior Program Manager, Amazon

Gabriella is a philanthropic and workforce development professional. Earlier in her career, Gabriella served in organizations focused on nonprofit development, youth development….

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Derrick Phillip

Senior Manager, Brand Partnerships at The Economist

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Derrick is a Chicago transplant who believes that nothing is impossible and therefore questions everything. He is a grizzled advertising industry veteran…

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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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Tracy Varley

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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Beth King

Director of Donor Relations, Loyola University

Beth King served as Intonation’s Development and Communications Director for five years and Deputy Director for two years…

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Josh Fox

Associate Director, Corporate Sponsorships and Giving at Loyola University Chicago

Josh Fox is a musician, writer, and mixtape enthusiast who lives in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood. He makes his living as a…

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Honorary Board

Dan Bernstein

Radio Host, The Bernstein & McKnight Show, AM 670 The Score