Board of Directors

Jeffrey M. Yordon

Board Chair

B.S. Political Science ’70

Athenex Pharmaceuticals

Michael A. Cullen

Board Vice Chair and Chair, Audit Committee

B.S. Finance ’84
B.S. Accountancy ’87

President & CEO

Chris Cole

Board Treasurer and Chair, Finance Committee

B.S. Accountancy ’75

Retired Senior Vice President Finance Strategy
McDonald’s USA, LLC

William E. Taylor

Assistant Treasurer

B.S. Accountancy ’67

Retired Partner
Deloitte & Touche

John F. (Jack) Tierney

Chair, Investment Committee

B.S. Marketing ’75
M.S.E. ’78

Executive Director, Unit Trust Division
Invesco Ltd.

Christine Speiser

Chair, Grants Committee

B.S. Education ’73, Elementary Education

M.S. Education ’83 Educational Administration


Cynthia Crocker

Chair, Leadership Committee

B.S. Marketing ’80

Retired Senior Vice President
Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Equity Group Investments

Jaymie F. Simmon

Chair, Red and Black Committee

B.S. in Education ’70

Stacey Barsema

President, Barsema Foundation

William A. Boston

B.S. Marketing ’70
M.B.A. ’71

Chairman & CEO
DynamicSignals, LLC

Brent R. Brodeski

B.S. Finance ’88

M.B.A. ’91

Chief Executive Officer
Savant Capital Management, Inc.

Kenneth C. Chessick M.D., J.D.

J.D. Law ’84

Medical Negligence Attorney
Chairman and CEO,

Carol Y. Crenshaw

B.S. Accountancy ’78

Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Chicago Community Trust

John Thomas (Tom) Futrell

M.B.A. ’79

Senior Vice President
First Trust Advisors, LLC

Montel M. Gayles

B.S. Communication Studies’83

Attorney At Law

Gayles Consulting PC

Anthony L. Kambich

B.S. Education ‘59

President, Deerfield/North Shore Montessori Schools

James B. Pick, Ph.D.

M.S. Education ’69

Professor, School of Business,  University of Redlands

Manny Sanchez

B.S. Political Science ’70

Founder and Managing Partner
Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP

Janet Viane

B.S. Management ’80

M.B. A. ’83

CEO, Evoke Productions




Catherine B. Squires CFRE

B.M. Music ’80

President and Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Lisa C. Freeman

Acting President

Northern Illinois Univsersity