Urban Gateways relies on a dedicated Board of Directors for leadership, advice, support, and encouragement. Their generous contributions to the growth of Urban Gateways help ensure a strong future for the organization. (Click on any name to learn more about our Board Members.)

Mick L. Thompson
Partner, Mercer Human Resources Consulting
Immediate Past Chair

Vice Chairs

Committee Co-Chairs
Tim Irwin
Senior Vice President, Wintrust Commercial Banking
Eric T. McKissack
Retired Founder & CEO, Channing Capital Management
Nichole Panje
Managing Director, Deloitte Greenhouse
Angela Sheehan
President - North America, WernerCo Services Inc
Christine Weirath
Head of Account Management, Implementation & Operations, Workplace Solutions, Morningstar

David Resnick
Partner, Robbins, Salomon & Patt, Ltd.


Thomas D. Abrahamson
Retired CEO, Lipman Hearne
Past Chair, Honorary Director
Wonjae Barry
Program Management Leader, First Quadrant Advisory
Kenneth P. Bergren
Retired Managing Partner, Anderson Consultants
Past Chair, Honorary Director
Dawoud Bey
Distinguished Artist & Professor at Columbia College Chicago
Honorary Director
Jane R. Bilger
Senior Program Manager, Corporation for Supportive Housing
Past Chair
Nick Cave
American Fabric Sculptor, Dancer & Performance Artist
Honorary Director
Patrick J. Condon
Retired Partner, Consultant to Deloitte & Touche, LLP
Past Chair
Kelly Coomer
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Sammons Financial Group, Inc. (SFG)
Kelly Dean
SVP - People, Green Thumb Industries
Trasha Embry
Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Chase
Ellen Engel
Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration
Past Chair
Bob Faust
Principal & Creative Director, Faust Ltd.
Honorary Director
RuthAnn Green
Retired President, Peters & Green
Honorary Director
Ronne Hartfield
Author & Arts Consultant
Honorary Director
Eileen Holzhauer
Library Media Specialist, Murray Language Academy
William Kahn
Principal, re:brandexperiences and Larchmont Creative Works
Honorary Director
Anna McCormick Kelch
Co-CEO, LPA Search Partners
Emmy King
Distinguished Citizen
Honorary Director
Mark R. Kirsons
Partner, Morgan Lewis
Kay Mabie
Retired Director, Glenbrook Meals at Home
Honorary Director
Caleb Matheny
Head of Finance, M1 Finance
Robert McNamara
Managing Director, Guidehouse
Abdur Nimeri, PhD
Head of Institutional Multi-Asset Programs, Northern Trust
Susan S. Pritzker
Distinguished Citizen
Past Chair, Honorary Director
John Redmond
CEO, Redmond Construction Corp
Nikki Rojas
Business Value Strategy - Customer Success, Salesforce
Tammy Steele
Arts Education Consultant
Honorary Director
Patrick Talano
Vice President & General Manager, Specialty Films, ITW
Amy Van Gelder
Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Judith Venturino
Tax Partner, KPMG