Board of Directors


  • Jennifer Humke, Senior Program Officer of Digital Media and Learning – The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Vice President

  • John Rugel, Senior Vice President – Allstate Insurance Company


  • Robert Moore, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer – Lipman Hearne


  • Xavier Ramey, Senior Assistant Director of Social Innovation and Philanthropy – University of Chicago

Board members

  • Daniel O. Ash, Chief Marketing Officer – The Chicago Community Trust
  • Tracie D. Hall, Director, Culture Program – The Joyce Foundation  
  • Jordan LaSalle, Director of Education Operations – The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Andres Lombana, General Manager of Hoy - Chicago Tribune Company
  • Josh Malkin, Principal – On A Roll Trucking, Inc
  • Ross Posner, Senior Managing Director of Energy Real Asset Strategy – Ridgewood Private Equity Partners
  • John Rugel, Senior Vice President Customer Fulfillment and Underwriting - Allstate Insurance Company
  • Joe Shanahan, Founder and Owner – Metro Chicago, Smart Bar, Double Door, The Gingerman
  • Jonathan Theobald, Senior Manager of Forensic Services – Crowe Horwath LLP
  • Debbi Welch, Owner – Entertainment Plus