Advisory Council

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
Ben Swartz Chairman Marcel Digital
Bradley Akers Buyhive Technologies, Inc.
Bruce Crane Retired/Crane Carton Company
Aaron Friedman Walgreens Boot Alliance
Amol Gavankar KPMG
Scott Goldstein Acorn Investment Partners Streeterville Productions
Deana Haynes JLL
Jon Hennessy Independent Investor and Non-Profit Consultant
Stephanie Itoken JLL
Pete Kadens Chairman Emeritus Kadens Holdings
Adam Meek Brownfield Management Associates
David Pavlik Co-Founder and Managing Partner Decennial Group
Ted Perlstein AMTRAV Corporate Travel
Karen Pittenger Black Olive Co.
Pat Quinn Former Illinois Governor
Laura Reff
Jonathan Reinsdorf FroogalPay, LLC
Neema Varghese NV Consulting Services
The Honorable Danny Davis Emeritus U.S. Congressman 7th District
Judd Lofchie Founder Judd Lofchie & Associates