Board of Directors

Our board underwrites all of our operating costs, allowing 100 percent of your donation to go directly to our grantees.

Meet Our Board

Our board of directors provides strategic guidance and oversight to A Better Chicago. Comprised of ambitious and experienced leaders from the public and private sectors, the board shares our organizational values and is deeply committed to our mission of creating opportunity for all Chicagoans.

Stephen Beard

Chief Operating Officer, Adtalem Global Education

Sean Berkowitz

Partner & Global Chair of Litigation, Latham & Watkins LLP

Michael Collins

CFO, Bain & Company, Inc.

Bill Conway

Manager, Raputs, LLC

Becky Elrad

Civic Leader

Ricardo Estrada

President & CEO, Metropolitan Family Services

John Gilligan

Managing Director, BDT Capital Partners, LLC

Jack Keller

President, Keller Group, Inc.

Chris Keogh

Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Timothy Knowles

Founder & Managing Partner, The Academy Group

Liam Krehbiel

Founder + CEO

A Better Chicago

Stewart Mather

Founding Partner, The Mather Group

Taylor O’Malley

Board Chair

Co-Founding Partner & President, Balyasny Asset Management LP

Ginger Ostro

Executive Director, Advance Illinois

Trisha Rooney

Founder & CEO , R4 Services LLC

Tracy Schwartz-Ward

Managing Principal, Schwartz Capital Group

Timothy Schwertfeger

Chairman & CEO Emeritus, Nuveen Investments, Inc.

Christian Zann

Partner & Portfolio Manager, Balyasny Asset Management LP