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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.

Meredith Bluhm-Wolf

Director, The Bluhm Family Foundation

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.

Derek R. B. Douglas

Vice President for Civic Engagement, The University of Chicago

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

CEO, Fit Minds USA, LLC 

Peter G. Lehman

Managing Partner, Granite Creek Partners, LLC.

Darryl Lewis

Chief Technology Officer, STATS

C.H. Randolph Lyon

Vice Chairman, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Rika Mansueto

Director, Mansueto Foundation

Stephen Ritchie

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

John Rowsell

Partner, Canyon Road Capital

Kendra Wallace

TFA-Houston '95   Principal, The Joseph Sears School

Helen Zell

Executive Director, Zell Family Foundation

Brendan Carroll

Senior Partner & Co-founder, Victory Park Capital

Auxiliary Board

Eric Lansing White (Charlotte '07), Co-Chair

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jonathan Adams

JPMorgan Chase

Alejandro Chaviano (Miami-Dade '12)

SMS Assist

Michael Cox


Alec Estey


Nikki Hwang

Sterling Partners


Kapil Kalokhe



Sarah Kang (New Orleans '09)

Kirkland & Ellis


Dean Ladin  (Chicago '10)


Katie Lencioni (Baltimore '10)

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Matt McKee

JPMorgan Chase

Jean Metellus


Jason Mueller, Co-Chair

JPMorgan Chase

Matthew Nadherny


Brad Pelisek

New Harbor Capital

Evan Rodrigues (Chicago '13)


Ryan Schultz

Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP

Lauren Varnas (Baltimore '12)


Sameep Wali

Robert W. Baird & Co.

Brian Wolfe

Kirkland & Ellis

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