April 7, 2021 //

Kelly Dean

Kelly Dean joins Urban Gateways with 15 years of Human Resources experience. She has held various HR roles with Target, Apple, Crate & Barrel, and Jellyvision and is currently the SVP, People at Green Thumb Industries where she is helping to shape GTI’s culture, supporting business strategies and continuing to build a high-performing workforce. The …

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August 19, 2020 //

Trasha Embry

Trasha Embry joined the Urban Gateways Board of Directors in 2020 and is an Executive Director and Assistant General Counsel for JPMorgan Chase. As a member of the Legal Department, Trasha currently advises the Business Banking segment on matters relating to commercial lending, cash management, data privacy, marketing and communications, and government and not for …

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April 9, 2020 //

Bob Faust

By drawing upon the language and tools of the design world and capitalizing on his expertise as a typographer, Bob Faust creates visual, visceral and contextual art experiences that inform, empower and/or instigate in the service or celebration of human difference. Faust is also the studio/special projects director for artist Nick Cave, and has been …

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Nick Cave

Nick Cave is an artist and educator working between the visual and performing arts through a wide range of mediums inclusive of sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance. His solo exhibitions have toured globally from the United States through France, Africa, Denmark, Asia, South America, and the Caribbean. Cave also works as a professor at …

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April 8, 2020 //

John Redmond

John started Redmond Construction Corp in 2013 with $10,000 in capital and a few promising commercial leads, and has since grown the firm to focus on complex interior projects on track to secure more than $70 Million in contracts in 2020. The company has grown to find its niche partnering with the startup and emerging …

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Nikki Rojas

Nikki is an experienced Program and Product Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the tech industry. She’s been at Salesforce since 2016 and is currently focused on developing Business Value Strategy for the Customer Success group to ensure customers get the most out of their platform investments. Prior to her work in Value …

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January 3, 2020 //

Emmy King

A long-time Board member of Art Resources in Teaching (A.R.T.), Emmy became an ardent supporter and Board member of Urban Gateways when the two organizations merged in 2013. Emmy is widely involved in education initiatives; she spearheaded the King Conservation Science Scholars program with the Zoological Society of Chicago, through which 280 young people participate …

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October 1, 2019 //

Ronne Hartfield

Author of the acclaimed biographical memoir, Another Way Home: The Tangled Roots of Race in One Chicago Family (University of Chicago Press 2004), Ronne Hartfield is a poet, essayist, and international museum consultant. She served throughout the 1990s as the Women’s Board Endowed Executive Director for Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago and …

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September 25, 2019 //

Abdur Nimeri, PhD

A Senior Member of the Investment Solutions team at Northern Trust, Abdur leads the Institutional Multi-Asset Programs with primary responsibility for the development and management of innovative multi-asset class bespoke portfolios for the institutional marketplace. He is a member of the Northern Trust Multi-Asset Oversight Committee and the Investment Policy Committee. He has extensive public …

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Patrick Talano

Patrick Talano is Vice President and General Manager for Specialty Films at ITW. He has worked at ITW over the past 17 years and has held roles of increasing responsibility in marketing and sales. Prior to ITW, he worked for Johnson Controls and Molex in a manufacturing, design, and development capacity. Patrick holds a degree …

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