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 Emeritus
Ben Swartz Chairman Marcel Digital
Mica Matsoff Vice Chair Children First Foundation
Laura Reff Vice Chair
Jonathan Reinsdorf Vice Chair Froogal Pay
Aaron Friedman Treasurer Walgreens Boot Alliance
Deana Haynes Secretary JLL
Bradley Akers Tip Top Branding
Richard Boykin Barnes & Thornburg
Bruce Crane Retired/Crane Carton Company
Andrew Feichter William Blair & Company
Amol Gavankar KPMG
Scott Goldstein Acorn Investment Partners
Jon Hennessy Independent Investor and Non-Profit Consultant
Mark Johnson Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Adam Meek Brownfield Management Associates
Sarah Neukom EPS Presents
Ajay Pattani Perfect Search Media
Ted Perlstein AmTrav Corporate Travel
Karen Pittenger Black Olive Co.
Pat Quinn Former Illinois Governor
Scott Steward Project Tech Teens
Neema Varghese NV Consulting Services
Collin Williams Reverb
Danny Davis Emeritus U.S. Congressman 7th District
Judd Lofchie Emeritus (Founder) Judd Lofchie & Associates