A Better Chicago's board of directors and leadership council are business and civic leaders that guide our strategic direction. They underwrite all of our operating expenses, so that 100% of donations to A Better Chicago are invested directly in our portfolio.



Stephen Beard
General Counsel
Heidrick & Struggles International

Sean Berkowitz
Partner & Global Chair of Litigation
Latham & Watkins LLP

Michael Collins
Bain & Company, Inc.

Bill Conway
Entrepreneur in Residence
Hyde Park Venture Partners

Tom Elden
Managing Partner
Origami Capital Partners

Becky Elrad
Civic Leader

John Gilligan
Managing Director
BDT Capital Partners, LLC

Jack Keller
Keller Group, Inc.

Chris Keogh
Managing Director
Goldman Sachs & Co.

Timothy Knowles
Pritzker Director
University of Chicago Urban Labs

Liam Krehbiel
Founder + CEO
A Better Chicago

Taylor O’Malley, Chair
Co-Founding Partner & Chief Risk Officer
Balyasny Asset Management LP

Trisha Rooney
Founder & CEO
R4 Services LLC

Timothy Schwertfeger
Chairman and CEO Emeritus
Nuveen Investments, Inc.

Christian Zann
Partner & Portfolio Manager
Balyasny Asset Management LP




Jeff Akers
Partner & Head of Secondary Investments
Adams Street Partners, LLC

Daniel Bryant
Managing Partner
Sheridan Road Financial

Adam Butler
VP of Marketing, Refreshment Beverages
The Kraft Heinz Company

Corrie Carrigan
Bain & Company

Kevan Comstock
Managing Director

Richard Copans
Managing Director
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

Alex DeAraujo
Operating Director
ACON Investments

Chad Feingold
Chief Administrative Officer
BDT Capital Partners, LLC

Jeremy Franklin
Managing Director
GEM Realty Capital, Inc.

William Heard
Heard Capital LLC

Adam Hitchcock
Managing Director
Guggenheim Partners

Rush Howell
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Adam Kamm
Kamm Insurance Group

Stewart Mather
Founding Partner
The Mather Group

Kim Vender Moffat
Managing Director
Sterling Partners

Rich Parisi
Senior Investment Analyst
Silver Point Capital, LP

Manoj Patel
Managing Director & Co-Head of Global Infrastructure Securities
Deutsche Bank AG

Matt Raino
Managing Director
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC

Caroline Reckler
Latham & Watkins LLP

Elaine Richards
Executive Vice President, Business Operations

Arnaldo Rivera
Senior Strategic Advisor
After School Matters

Alejandro Silva
Founding Partner
Silva Capital Management LLC

Mike Siska
Partner & Managing Director
William Blair & Company, LLC

Kathleen Steele
Managing Director
Equity Group Investments

Paul Sternlieb
Group President