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Advisory Board

John Harris, Chairman

Ruane, Cuniff & Goldfarb, Inc.,  Wishbone Management, Inc.

Heather Y. Anichini

TFA-Chicago '02   President & CEO, The Chicago Public Education Fund

Dmitry Balyasny

Managing Partner, Balyasny Asset Management L.P.

Patrick Canning

Managing Partner, KPMG

Sunny P. Chico

Founder & President, SPC Educational Solutions

C. Christopher Coetzee

Managing Director, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Matthew S. Darnall

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Charles B. Edelstein

Retired Co-CEO, Apollo Group, Inc.

Paul J. Finnegan

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC.

Michael L. Keiser

President, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Janet M. Knupp

President, Progressus Therapy

Liz Lefkofsky

Executive Director, Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Peter G. Lehman

Managing Partner, Granite Creek Partners, LLC.

C.H. Randolph Lyon

Vice Chairman, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Rika Mansueto

Director, Mansueto Foundation

Michael Moore

Managing Director, Barclays Capital Inc.

Stephen Ritchie

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

John Rowsell

Partner, Canyon Road Capital

Paula A Sneed

Retired Executive Vice President, Kraft Foods

Kendra Wallace

TFA-Houston '95   Principal, The Joseph Sears School

Helen Zell

Executive Director, Zell Family Foundation

Auxiliary Board

Eric Lansing White (Charlotte '07), Chair

Franczek Radelet P.C.

Jonathan Adams

JPMorgan Chase

Alejandro Chaviano (Miami-Dade '12)

SMS Assist

Megan Clower

MetLife Real Estate Investors

Michael Cox

CME Group

Benjamin Hess

Strategic Resources, Inc.


Nikki Hwang

JPMorgan Chase


Kapil Kalokhe


Sarah Kang (New Orleans '09)

Kirkland & Ellis

Brett Kornblatt

Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Company

Dean Ladin (Chicago '10)


Katie Lencioni (Baltimore '10)

Kirkland & Ellis

Matt McKee

JPMorgan Chase

Jean Metellus


Jason Mueller

JPMorgan Chase

Matthew Nadherny


Greg Patterson

Wind Point Partners LLC

Evan Rodrigues (Chicago '13)


Ryan Schultz

Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP

Lauren Vranas (Baltimore '12)


Brian Wolfe

Kirkland & Ellis

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