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Associate Board

The Navy Pier Associate Board members serve as ambassadors of Navy Pier and support the organization’s mission through fundraising events, advocacy, volunteer service and professional engagement.

Comprised of distinguished mid-career professionals from various industries and disciplines, the Associate Board is a steadfast and energized group designed to support the Pier through fundraising, volunteer service, and professional engagement – in a collective effort to contribute to Chicago’s recovery during this critical time. As brand ambassadors for Navy Pier, they are charged to help the organization highlight its stunning array of diverse, fun, family-inclusive entertainment, events and attractions while cultivating the region’s next generation of socially-conscious philanthropic leaders.

 

Liz Butler

Liz Butler

Elrod Friedman LLP

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Danielle Parker, Community Engagement Co-Chair

Danielle Parker, Community Engagement Co-Chair

The Humanity Institute

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Roger Payne

Roger Payne

YouGov

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Tod Reynolds

Tod Reynolds

Chicago Match Race Center

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Sydney Gutilla, Marketing Chair

Sydney Gutilla, Marketing Chair

Fifth Third Bank

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Lauren Shanley, Fundraising Co-Chair

Lauren Shanley, Fundraising Co-Chair

Pegasystems

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Emanuel Smith

Emanuel Smith

Rauner College Prep

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Nick Vallorano, Executive Vice Chair

Nick Vallorano, Executive Vice Chair

Mayer Brown

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Melanie Wang, Executive Secretary

Melanie Wang, Executive Secretary

3Arts

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John Wober

John Wober

Airbrands

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Jenee Page

Jenee Page

Aon

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Brian Flynn

Brian Flynn

City of Chicago

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Enxhi Zekthi

Enxhi Zekthi

Culligan International

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Joe Jacob

Joe Jacob

BMO Harris Bank

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MaToya S. Marsh

MaToya S. Marsh

Chicago Public Schools (Simpson Academy for Young Women)

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Robert Vechiola

Robert Vechiola

Concentric Equity Partners

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Tom Zyer

Tom Zyer

Yik Yak

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Carmen McDonald

Carmen McDonald

CDW

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Clay Carter

Clay Carter

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

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Dexter Guthrie

Dexter Guthrie

Healthier Soulz

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Syreeta Harris Strickland, Executive Co-Chair

Syreeta Harris Strickland, Executive Co-Chair

William Blair

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Mike Axelrod

Mike Axelrod

GPG Strategies

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DeRondal Bevly, Board Development Co-Chair

DeRondal Bevly, Board Development Co-Chair

RubyRose Strategies

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Christine DeSousa, Events Co-Chair

Christine DeSousa, Events Co-Chair

Illinois Restaurant Association

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William Fritz, Executive Treasurer, Fundraising Co-Chair

William Fritz, Executive Treasurer, Fundraising Co-Chair

Bank of America Private Bank

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Conor Gee, Community Engagement Co-Chair

Conor Gee, Community Engagement Co-Chair

Health Care Service Corporation

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Heather Geron

Heather Geron

Talon Outdoor

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Dan Gibbons

Dan Gibbons

Clayco

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Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall

KPMG

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Alexis Hardy

Alexis Hardy

Consultant & Civic Leader

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Lilly Athamanah, Events Co-Chair

Lilly Athamanah, Events Co-Chair

The Chicago Community Trust

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Matthew Hong

Matthew Hong

Orsted

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Kristin Bradshaw

Kristin Bradshaw

Aon Service Corporation

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AJ Iriberri

AJ Iriberri

Slalom

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Corinth Jackson

Corinth Jackson

CRG (Clayco)

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Barret Kedzior

Barret Kedzior

BKZ Consulting, Inc.

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Jon Leach, Executive Co-Chair

Jon Leach, Executive Co-Chair

Chico & Nunes

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Nika Levando

Nika Levando

University of Chicago

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Qiana Nelson, Board Development Co-Chair

Qiana Nelson, Board Development Co-Chair

CDW

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Destiny Ortega

Destiny Ortega

Civic Consulting Alliance

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Join the Associate Board

New members are selected from diverse elements of the community between the ages of 25 and 45.  If you meet the Associate Board requirements and are interested in joining as a new member, please complete the online application.

ASSOCIATE BOARD EVENTS

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Savor The Summer

An evening on the Pier to mix and mingle with the Associate Board and Navy Pier Board of Directors, while learning about their commitment to supporting the Pier's mission and programs.

Associate Board at Cheer at the Pier v2

Cheer at the Pier

Raising more than $150,000 annually, this signature fundraiser is an exclusive preview of Fifth Third Bank Winter Wonderfest before it opens to the public. The evening includes a night of drinks, food, entertainment, rides, and best of all -- no waiting in line!

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About Navy Pier

More Than You Imagine

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

Since its reopening in 1995, more than 180 million guests have come to enjoy the Pier's 50 acres of unparalleled attractions and experiences. In 2021, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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600 E. GRAND AVENUE
CHICAGOIL 60611
1-800 595-PIER (7437)

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