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Advisory Board

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

Brendan Carroll

Senior Partner & Co-founder, Victory Park Capital

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

James S. Frank

Executive Chairman of the Board,  Wheels, Inc.

John Harris, Chairman

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

Michael L. Keiser

President, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Peter G. Lehman

Managing Partner, Granite Creek Partners, LLC.

C.H. Randolph Lyon

Vice Chairman, Robert W. Baird & Co.

Rika Mansueto

Director, Mansueto Foundation

Stephen Ritchie

Partner, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

John Rowe

Chairman Emeritus, Exelon Corporation

Kendra Wallace

TFA-Houston '95   Principal, The Joseph Sears School

Helen Zell

Executive Director, Zell Family Foundation

Auxiliary Board

Eric Lansing White (Charlotte '07)    Co-Chair

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Jason Mueller    Co-Chair

JPMorgan Chase

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


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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