The City Year Chicago Board is critical to the successful performance, mission fulfillment, and sustainability of City Year Chicago. Working in partnership with our Vice President and Executive Director, Rebeca Nieves Huffman, the City Year Chicago Board serves as our first circle of leaders, champions, and stakeholders. The City Year Chicago Board includes the following dedicated corporate, government, nonprofit, and community leaders.

Board Chair

John Gilligan
Managing Director
BDT & Company

Board Members

Michael J. Alter

Steve Birchard
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kate Boege
Executive Vice President,
General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Jeff Cohodes
Executive Vice President
President of Corporate & Institutional Services, Americas and Chief Advisor for Global Counterpart Strategy

John Crowley
Regional Senior Vice President

Ravin Gandhi
CEO and Co-Founder
GMM Nonstick Coatings

William Heard 
CEO and CIO 
Heard Capital LLC

Casey Keller
Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company

Tom Livingston
Regional Vice President – Midwest State Relations Government Affairs
CSX Transportation

Linda Myers 
Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Matt Norton 
Managing Director
Madison Dearborn Partners 

Anne Olaimey
Finance Chair
Chicago for Rahm Emanuel

Stephen Quazzo
Pearlmark Real Estate Partners

Rena Hozore Reiss
Executive Vice President,
General Counsel and Secretary
Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Kristen Saranteas
Head of Treasury Management
First Midwest Bank

Jeff Smith
Deloitte & Touche LLP

Lucino Sotelo
Vice President
Marketing Grainger