Board of Directors

The Agency Mission is to empower the entrepreneurial spirit through the dignity of self-employment by providing Chicagoans facing homelessness with a combination of supportive social services, workforce development resources and immediate access to gainful employment.

Name Title Company
Pete Kadens Chairman GTI
Jonathan Reinsdorf Vice Chairman FroogaliT, LLC
Karen Pittenger Vice Chairman Black Olive Co.
Collin Williams Secretary Outcome Health
Aaron Friedman Treasurer Walgreens Boot Alliance
Bradley Akers Tip Top Branding
Katie Austin William Blair & Company
Richard Boykin Barnes & Thornburg
Bruce Crane Retired/Crane Carton Company
Ray Gillette Retired/ President, DDB Chicago
Mark Johnson McGuireWoods, LLC
Mica Matsoff Mica Matsoff Consulting, LLC
Adam Meek Brownfield Management Associates
Sarah Neukom 1st Ward Events
Ajay Pattani Perfect Search Media
Ted Perlstein AmTrav Corporate Travel
Laura Reff The Big Ten Network
Scott Steward Break Bread Marketing & Media
Ben Swartz Marcel Digital
Neema Varghese NV Consulting Services
Danny Davis Emeritus U.S. Congressman 7th District
Judd Lofchie Emeritus (Founder) Judd Lofchie & Associates