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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.

 

Lilly Athamanah, Marketing Co-Chair

Lilly Athamanah, Marketing Co-Chair

The Chicago Community Trust

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Mike Axelrod

Mike Axelrod

GPG Strategies

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DeRondal Bevly, Executive Co-Chair

DeRondal Bevly, Executive 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, Fundraising Co-Chair

William Fritz, Fundraising Co-Chair

Bank of America Private Bank

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Conor Gee

Conor Gee

Health Care Service Corporation

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Heather Geron, Community Engagement Chair

Heather Geron, Community Engagement Chair

Talon Outdoor

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Dan Gibbons, Board Development Co-Chair

Dan Gibbons, Board Development Co-Chair

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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Syreeta Harris Strickland, Executive Co-Chair

Syreeta Harris Strickland, Executive Co-Chair

William Blair

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Matthew Hong

Matthew Hong

Orsted

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Kristin Hurley

Kristin Hurley

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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Nekesa Josey

Nekesa Josey

Barret Kedzior, Executive Treasurer, Fundraising Co-Chair

Barret Kedzior, Executive Treasurer, Fundraising Co-Chair

BKZ Consulting, Inc.

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Jon Leach, Executive Vice-Chair

Jon Leach, Executive Vice-Chair

Chico & Nunes

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Nika Levando

Nika Levando

University of Chicago

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Jack Mullen

Jack Mullen

Merrill Lynch

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Qiana Nelson

Qiana Nelson

CDW

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Destiny Ortega

Destiny Ortega

Civic Consulting Alliance

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Jenee Page

Jenee Page

Aon

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Danielle Parker

Danielle Parker

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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Keri Ricci, Board Development Co-Chair

Keri Ricci, Board Development Co-Chair

Sphera

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Sydney Schubert, Marketing Co-Chair

Sydney Schubert, Marketing Co-Chair

Fifth Third Bank

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Lauren Shanley

Lauren Shanley

Pegasystems

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Emanuel Smith

Emanuel Smith

Rauner College Prep

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Nick Vallorano, Executive Secretary

Nick Vallorano, Executive Secretary

Mayer Brown

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Melanie Wang, Events Co-Chair

Melanie Wang, Events Co-Chair

3Arts

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John Wober

John Wober

Airbrands

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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 2020, Navy Pier continues to evolve into an accessible, year-round centerpiece for Chicago’s diverse arts and cultural treasures.


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Navy Pier

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

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