Leadership Group

The Princeton Club of Chicago is led by an extraordinary group of Princeton alums and Parents who are volunteers committed to serving the local Princeton community and supporting Princeton University. 

Please enjoy reading their bios below.

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    Mike Laidlaw '94 - President

    Mike began his tenure as President in July 2017, after a term as Executive Vice President.  Mike has served on the Princeton Club of Chicago Board for the past 20 years, contributing to our Club's Membership, Annual Dinner, Annual Giving and Programs efforts. He is a Senior Vice President in Morgan Stanley’s Private Wealth Management Group in Chicago, working with ultra-high net-worth families, foundations and family offices, primarily in the Midwestern United States.  Mike and his wife, Tammy, live in the Streeterville area where they enjoy traveling, yoga, dance, all varieties of food, as well as spending time with family, friends, and clients.

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    Amy Beth Treciokas '87 - Executive Vice President

    Amy graduated Princeton with an A.B in Molecular Biology in 1987.  At Princeton, she was on the sailing team, in the Glee Club and in Tower Club.  She worked in actuarial consulting at Towers Perrin and William M. Mercer in the early 90’s, attaining the designation of a member of the Society of Actuaries in 1992. She went to India for 3 years to study yoga with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois in 1996.   She founded Yoga Now Inc. in 2003.  In 2012, she won the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Award, and in 2014 she won the Enterprising Women Award.   Amy helped to bring Bhaktifest, a 3000 person yoga and kirtan festival to the Midwest starting in 2012.  Amy is the Secretary of the Princeton Club of Chicago, and she is on the Alumni Council of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.

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    Christine O'Neill '06 S05 - Vice President, Alumni Schools Committee

    Christine serves as the Club’s Vice President for Alumni Schools. The Alumni Schools Committee coordinates the interviews of applicants to Princeton from across northern Illinois, represents Princeton at local college fairs, and welcomes newly admitted students to the local Princeton community. Christine has interviewed applicants in New York, DC, Kentucky, and Chicago since graduating Princeton, and is an Annual Giving volunteer. Christine is an attorney in Chicago.

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    Carol Obertubbesing '73 - Vice President, Communications

    Carol Obertubbesing '73 w71 - currently VP Communications for the Club in which capacity I edit the newsletter and serve on the Leadership Group; I have served as a mentor for an AlumniCorps/Princeton Project 55 fellow since 1993; I'm a Past President of the Club as well as a Past Chair of the Programs Committee, among many other activities; at the University I chaired the Committee on Academic Programs for Alumni (CAPA) and served on the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council; before moving to Chicago in December 1991, I served on the boards of the Princeton Association of New England and the Princeton Club of Washington; I've attended Reunions almost every year since graduation and have many fond memories with my late husband Mike Epstein '71, my father-in-law Herb Epstein '40, and my mother-in-law Doris Epstein as well as friends from many different classes; I have a B.A. in History with a Certificate in American Civilization from Princeton and a M.A. in American Studies from Boston College; I taught American Studies courses at B.C. and also humanities courses for senior citizens in Melrose, Massachusetts; most of my professional career was in outreach and education for public tv and radio; I currently serve as President of the Woodstock Folk Festival, a day-long Festival held each year on the 3rd Sunday of July on the historic Square in Woodstock, Illinois, 47 miles from Chicago; when not involved in Princeton or Festival activities, I enjoy travel (I've now visited 50 states, 36 countries, and 6 continents), many kinds of music, theater, film, and time with friends and my dog Dickens; I've also restored two Victorian homes and served on many non-profit boards over the years; I began life as a "Jersey girl" but have found it greatly enriched by the people I have met in the states where I have lived and the many places I have been fortunate to visit; as Bill Staines, the folksinger who will receive our Lifetime Achievement Award this year sings, "There's a song worth singing ... there's a friend worth knowing ... there's a day worth living down the road."

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    John Balfe *90 - Vice President, Graduate Alumni

    Mr. Balfe is Vice President, Graduate Alumni of the Princeton Club of Chicago.  Professionally, he is Senior Advisor to XMS, a boutique investment bank.  He is also an Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute, where he consults primarily to the Office of the Secretary of Defense.  Previously, he started and headed Lazard Frères’ Anglo-American defense and aerospace practice.  Prior to that, he headed the investment banking operations of Troika Dialog and UFG in Russia.  He began his investment banking career at Robert Fleming, a leading UK investment bank focused on emerging markets.  He received an A.M. from Princeton University and his A.B. with high honors from the University of California, Berkeley.

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    Charlene Huang Olson '88 - Vice President, Programs; Co-Chair, Orange & Black Committee; Co-Chair, Princeton in Chicago Schools

    Charlene also serves as co-chair of the Orange and Black committee and chair of the Princeton in Chicago Schools Scholarship Committee.  She is a former president of the Princeton Club of Chicago and has held various roles in service to Princeton including Class President, Chair of the Committee on Regional Associations, Reunions Registration Chair, and Chair of the Alumni Schools Committee.  She was a member of the Chicago steering committee of the Aspire Campaign and is a volunteer with Annual Giving.

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    Julia Schwartz '08 - Vice President, Programs

    Julia Schwartz '08 currently serves as the Vice President of Programs of the Club. Previously she was the Club's Young Alumni Chair. Julia works as a law clerk to a federal judge.




  • Brigitte Anderson '02 - Vice President, Programs

    Brigitte Anderson is a Principal at Orange Vista LLC, a boutique consultancy focused on growing enterprises.  She began her career in the financial services industry and spent nearly a decade with JP Morgan, Bank of America and Barclays in a variety of strategic and operational roles in Chicago, New York, London, Johannesburg and Nairobi. In addition to her Princeton degree in Anthropology, Brigitte holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In her free time, Brigitte enjoys playing tennis, traveling and going to comedy shows.

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    Rishi Jaitly '04 - Vice President, Technology

    Rishi Jaitly '04 is CEO of Times Bridge, the U.S.'s largest investment firm bringing the world's best ideas to India. The firm's current portfolio includes Airbnb, Coursera, Houzz, MUBI, Thrive, Uber and Vice. Jaitly is also the Founder of Citizen Lights, a Chicago non-profit producing stories, experiences and technology about leaders, creators and the places that matter to them. Jaitly is the former Vice President, Asia Pacific/Middle East for Twitter. Earlier, Jaitly was the Managing Director of Twitter India, the Head of Public/Private Partnerships for Google India, and a Director of the Knight Foundation and College Summit. He's the co-founder of Michigan Corps (an online service platform for Michiganders everywhere), Kiva Detroit (America's first peer-to-peer microlending initiative) and the BMe Community (now America's largest storytelling/leadership network by/for black males who lead in their hometowns). He is a former Trustee of Princeton University, a former Commissioner of Higher Education in New Jersey and a member of the Princeton Technology Advisory Council.

  • Anna Huang '07 - Vice President, Careers & Networking

    Anna Huang ’07 is a member of the Global Trading and Equity Quantitative Research COO team at Citadel LLC. She earned a BSE from Princeton majoring in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and a MBA from Kellogg School of Management. Prior to joining Citadel, she was a senior consultant with L.E.K. Consulting and began her career at Morgan Stanley in Fixed Income.

  • Jason White '96 - Treasurer

    By day, Jason is a Director of Asset Management (oversees a portfolio of power plants in New York) for J-Power USA Development Co. The remainder of his time is managed by his wife around the activities of three young children.

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    Greg Wong '02 - Secretary

    Greg is the A4P (Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton) Liaison to the Princeton Club of Chicago and co-leads planning efforts for the PCC Leadership Group Retreat. Greg was an ASC interviewer during his years in Boston and NYC, was the Class of 2002 Alumni Faculty Forums Chair for his 5th Reunion, is volunteering for the 15th reunion, and serves as a Governor and Regional Chair of A4P. Greg co-founded Princeton Tutoring with his brother, Kevin Wong ’05. Princeton Tutoring is a boutique educational services company that provides private tutoring and college counseling. Greg also co-founded Immersion Academic, a startup that partners with carefully selected US high schools to create and manage exceptional international student programs. Outside of his professional life, Greg enjoys playing tennis and training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

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    Eric Macey '73 - Counsel

    Eric Macey is a founding partner of Novack and Macey LLP, a sophisticated business litigation boutique.  Eric is considered one of the country’s top commercial litigators and is consistently rated as one of the top 100 Lawyers in Illinois by Super Lawyers.  Although he is always happy to see a client’s case through to a successful settlement short of trial, Eric is most at home in the courtroom.  He has extensive trial experience in state and federal courts throughout the country and has acted as both an arbitrator and mediator.  Eric ‘s commitment to education for all is reflected in his service as a past Chairman and current National Board member of The Posse Foundation in Chicago.  The Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes and extends them the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence at partner universities.

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    David Stone P17 - Counsel

    David currently serves as Co-Counsel of the Club along with Eric Macey. He is the proud parent of recent graduate Rachel Stone ’17.  David practices law at Neal Gerber & Eisenberg where he is Chair of the Corporate & Securities Practice Group, Co-Chair of its Cross-Border Practice Group, and a member of its Corporate Governance Practice Group, representing clients in complex corporate and securities transactions, including public and private equity and debt offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate and governance matters. He is also a member of the Neal Gerber & Eisenberg Executive Committee.

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    Rob Khoury '90 - Past President & Chair, Nominating Committee

    Rob is the immediate Past President of the Club.  His prior roles have been Vice President of the Club and V.P. of Careers Networking (PCNG).  Rob has enjoyed contributing to Princeton and the Club through Annual Giving Phonathons and through prospective student interviews with Alumni Schools Committee (ASC), among other Club activities.  When not doing PCC work, he is Chief Operating Officer at Esulep Management, working with fellow Princeton alumnus, Matt Peluse '02.  Rob is married with two young children.

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    Jess Gonzalez '95 - Co-Chair, Annual Dinner Committee

    Jess currently serves as the co-Chair of the Annual Dinner Planning Committee.  She has enjoyed contributing to Princeton and the Club through prospective student interviews with Alumni Schools Committee (ASC) and through Princeton Club Diversity Club events, among other Club activities.  When not doing PCC work, she is a Senior Counsel at BP America Inc. handling environmental issues for the company.  Jess was born and raised on the Northwest side of Chicago, a graduate of the Chicago Public School elementary school system (before leaving home at 14 for Andover), and now lives in Old Town.

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    Cheryl Stevens '10 - Co-Chair, Annual Dinner Committee

    Cheryl Stevens ’10 currently serves as the co-Chair of the Annual Dinner Planning Committee.  She has enjoyed staying connected to Princeton through prospective student interviews with the Alumni Schools Committee (ASC), involvement with the Friends of Princeton Basketball group, and by joining the leadership team for the Princeton Club of Chicago in 2014.  Cheryl works at PierceGray, a retained executive search firm specializing in supply chain and operations leadership, and lives in the Lakeview neighborhood.

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    Peter Baugher '70 - Chair, Distinguished Service Awards

    Peter Baugher ’70 (Woodrow Wilson School) is the Club’s Awards Chair and is past-President of the Club. He is a lawyer and arbitrator concentrating in business lawsuits and arbitrations (www.baugherlegal.com). Peter is President of the Chicago International Dispute Resolution Association and principal author of the Illinois International Commercial Arbitration Act. Peter is a director of the Grant Park Orchestral Association, which produces the summer classical concerts in Millennium Park. He and his wife Robin live in Wilmette.

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    Shirley Lee '13 - Co-Chair, Membership Committee

    Shirley currently serves as a Director of the Club, where she enjoys contributing by driving membership growth on the Membership Committee and interviewing prospective students with the Alumni Schools Committee. Outside of PCC, Shirley is an Investment Banking Analyst at William Blair & Company, where she focuses on equity capital markets. At Princeton, Shirley majored in Economics and was active in several causes, including Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) and Student Global AIDS Campaign (SGAC). Shirley is a native of Hollywood, Florida and has been happily living in Chicago since July 2013.

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    Ryan Ruskin '90 - Chair, Other Ivies Committee

    Ryan is president & COO of The Ruskin Group, a global paper and packaging company. Prior to joining his family business, Ryan was a management consultant with A.T. Kearney. Ryan graduated from Princeton in 1990 with a degree in history and American Studies. He attended Northwestern University where he received an MBA from The Kellogg School and an MEM from the McCormick School of Engineering, both in 1994. Ryan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Alumni Council where he chairs the Awards for Service to Princeton Committee; and has been involved with Princeton in a variety of activities: as a member of the Alumni Schools Committees in Pittsburgh and Chicago, as the producer of the Triangle Show, and as a member of the Princeton Club of Chicago’s leadership group since 2005, serving as both Triangle Chair and Annual Dinner Co-Chair. He serves on the boards of Heartland Alliance, Chicago Humanities Festival, Field Museum, Chicago Botanic Garden, Goodman Theatre, and Shady Side Academy. Ryan is an active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and the 2013 Class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute.

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    Janice Levy Block '84, P'21 - Co-Chair, Parent Committee

    Janice is the Chief Legal and Human Resources Officer for Kaplan Inc., a global education company owned by Graham Holdings. Janice has been with Kaplan for over 10 years and has practiced law in Chicago for nearly 30 years.  A member of Princeton's Class of 1984, Janice also earned a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and her law degree from Columbia University. Janice is active with the Center for Women in Law and Global Leaders in Law, and serves on the board of directors of the Respiratory Health Association, the Oxford University Center for Buddhist Studies, and numerous Kaplan educational entities in the U.S. and overseas. Janice is married to Ron Chaddock and is the mother of Sara, Alex and Francesca '21. She spends the majority of her free time in ice rinks, enthusiastically watching Ron play hockey and Francesca figure skate, and rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks. Janice is thrilled to now be serving as a Co-Chair of the Parents Association of the Princeton Club of Chicago's School's Committee.

  • Jakee Miller Cohen P '16, P '21 - Co-Chair, Parent Committee

    Jakee currently serves as a Co-Chair of the Princeton Club of Chicago's Parent Committee. She graduated from Indiana University with degrees in history and political science and Northwestern University School of Law. Jakee served on the Board of Directors of Mount Sinai Hospital and as a Commissioner for the Human Relations Commission for the City of Highland Park. With her husband Brad Cohen, Jakee splits her time living in Highland Park, Illinois and Palmas Del Mar, Puerto Rico. Jakee looks forward to visiting her children, Azza, Jonny and Daniella in their various endeavors around the globe!

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    Gweneth "Gigi" Lane Johnson P '19, P '21 - Co-Chair, Parent Committee

    Gigi is a native Chicagoan who is currently back at her alma mater New Trier High School coaching crew. She graduated from Connecticut College with degrees in Government and Art History. Gigi spent 25 years working in Global Communications and Product Management in her family test instrument business. She is active on the Woman’s Board of the Field Museum, the Board of the Antiquarian Society of the Art Institute and the Woman’s Board of Rush Medical Center. Gigi is married to Jim Johnson and is the mother of Jordan, Hunter ’19 and Lauren ’21. Gigi is excited to be a Co-Chair of the Parents Association of the Princeton Club of Chicago.

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    Lauren Goebel '00 - Co-Chair, Princeton in Chicago Schools

    Lauren serves as co-chair of the Princeton in Chicago Schools Scholarship Committee and mentor to PICS scholars. She currently is the executive administrator for the Department of Internal Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. While at Princeton, Lauren studied economics, was a Glee Club member, resident adviser, and president of Kappa Kappa Gamma. She holds an MHSA and MBA from the University of Michigan. She lives in Lincoln Park with her husband and two children.

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    Marquis Parker '99 - Co-Chair, Princeton Prize in Race Relations

    Marquis Parker graduated from Princeton in 1999 with a degree in Computer Science and also holds an MBA and MA in Education from Stanford University (2006) and an MS in Management of IT from the University of Virginia (2003). He currently work as a Vice President of Business Services and Strategy at Management Recruiters International Inc., which is a subsidiary of CDI Corporation (portfolio company of AE Industrial Partners), and is a former Management Consultant at McKinsey & Company. Outside of work, he spends his time helping his wife Traci Burch '02 chase around their son Thomas and participating in a range of other activities, including mentoring students and young professionals, travel, sports (huge Bulls fan), and advising people on careers and graduate education. He has been a member of the Princeton Club of Chicago Leadership Team since 2011 and has worked on several activities, including his primary role as Chair of the Princeton Prize in Race Relations for Chicago.
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      Irene Burke '16 - Chair, Young Alumni Committee

      Irene Burke studied Politics with certificates in Spanish Language and Culture and Humanistic Studies.  Irene is pursing a Master of Public Policy at the Harris School at the University of Chicago and serves on the Young Professional Board of Deborah’s Place.  While at Princeton, she served as Vice President of the Princeton University Art Museum Student Advisory Board, a member of the Office of International Programs Student Advisory Board, and a fellow of the Program on Religion, Diplomacy and International Relations.  She was a Bridge Year Program volunteer in Peru, a Princeton International Intern in India, participated in the Humanities Sequence research trip in Greece, and presented her thesis in Lisbon, Portugal.  She is excited to dive into projects with the Princeton Club of Chicago!

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    Lindie Wang '14 - Liason, Association of Asian American Alumni

    Lindie currently serves as the A4P Liaison and a Regional Chair for the Alumni Schools Committee and is an MBA Candidate at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She was formerly the Chair of Young Alumni and Senior Consultant in IBM's Global Business Services.  She enjoys getting involved in the community and with Princeton through activities such as prospective student interviews and pro bono consulting with the Arts and Business Council of Chicago.  She enjoys playing racquetball, racing sailboats on Lake Michigan, and exploring Chicago's many neighborhoods and restaurants in her spare time.

    • Nat Piggee '96 - Association of Black Princeton Alumni

      Born in the Garden State.  Raised by a fan of Aaron Copland, Sly & the Family Stone, Anne Murray & the Oak Ridge Boys.  Proud father & lucky husband.​

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    Brian Johnson '99 - Liason, FFR BTGALA

    Brian Johnson '99 currently serves as the Vice President of Regional Impact for Leadership for Educational Equity where he works to get over 30,000 teachers and former teachers across the country more politically and civically active. He began his career as a first grade teacher in Baton Rouge, LA., and later went on to serve as Executive Director of Teach For America Los Angeles, a role in which he oversaw the placement of nearly 800 teachers in schools throughout the city. Brian also served as Executive Director of the Larchmont Schools, a small public charter school network whose two schools were among the highest performing in Los Angeles during his tenure. In addition to being a proud tiger, he is also an alumnus of the Law School and Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.  He lives in Lakeview with his fiance Toby, an attorney at Arnstein & Lehr.

  • Nicholas Antoine '12 - Director

    Nicholas Antoine is Co-Founder and Partner at Red Arts Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in lower middle market supply chain-related companies. Before launching Red Arts, Nick previously served as Special Assistant to the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ariel Investments, an $11 billion asset management firm. He began his career as an Equity Research Analyst for Princeton Global Asset Management before moving to Chicago first to join Ariel Investments as an Equity Research Associate. Outside of finance, Nick serves on the Chairmen's Advisory Council for the Big Shoulders Fund and the Fundraising Committee for the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic.

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    Stephen Ban '84 - Director

    Stephen P. Ban is a Managing Director at Nuveen Asset Management, a global investment manager of fixed income, equities, real assets, and asset allocation and quantitative strategies with over $120 billion under management as of 12/31/2015.  Nuveen Asset Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nuveen Investments, Inc. He is on the board of directors of MetroSquash, a literacy, tutoring, and sports program serving challenged youth in the city of Chicago.  He is an active member of the Princeton University Alumni Council, where he serves on the Alumni Schools Committee and on the board of the Princeton Club of Chicago, and is a former President of the Princeton Class of 1984. Stephen is on the national USA Triathlon team, is ranked as an All-American in his age group, and is a two-time Ironman triathlon finisher.  He is a largely retired championship singles and doubles squash player, a USA Hockey referee, an undistinguished youth hockey coach, and a frustrated, if committed musician.

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    Aaron Bianco '05 - Director

    Aaron is a Research Analyst at Ariel Investments (Founder, John W. Rogers, Jr. '80; President, Mellody Hobson, '91). At Princeton, Aaron was active in student government, Chicano Caucus and Sprint Football. He is a member of the Chicago Advisory Board of Facing History and Ourselves. Aaron holds an MBA in Analytic Finance from UofC and a JD from U. of California, Berkeley. He is a member of American Mensa, Ltd.


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    Diana Bonaccorsi  '08 - Director

    Diana Bonaccorsi ’08, also known as D.Bo, is currently completing her family medicine residency with a focus on adolescent medicine. While at Princeton, she was a rower for the Women's Lightweight Crew team, social chair of the University Cottage Club and a spinning instructor.

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    Megan Bowen '13 - Director

    Megan Bowen works in retained executive search at Russell Reynolds Associates. Russell Reynolds Associates is a global leader in assessment, recruitment and succession planning for boards of directors, chief executive officers and key roles within the C-suite. She is a member of the firm’s Consumer & Commercial Financial Services Practice within the Financial Services Sector. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Megan worked on senior leadership roles within the search industry. She successfully helped fill global, senior-level functional and business unit executive positions. From global corporations to start up organizations, Megan has worked with diverse leadership teams on their talent agenda. Prior to joining the search industry, Megan began her career in asset management at Ariel Investments. Megan received a B.A. in politics from Princeton University and was a member of the Women’s Basketball Team.


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    Al Chan '91 - Director

    Al Chan is currently the Associate Director of the MSc in Analytics program at the University of Chicago, leading a team on recruitment, student and faculty support, and alumni engagement projects. Al majored in mechanical and aerospace engineering at Princeton. He subsequently spent nine years in Sweden working and studying in the fields of ecological and environmental engineering, culminating in a licentiate of engineering degree from Chalmers University of Technology. Since returning to the U.S. he has been active as an Alumni School Committee interviewer and with the Asian American Alumni Association for Princeton (A4P), in addition to serving as a director and treasurer for the Princeton Club of Chicago.

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    Edgar Gonzalez '02 - Director

    Edgar Gonzalez is a Managing Director at Nuveen Investments, a leading global investment manager with $886bn in assets under management. He is a key member of Nuveen’s corporate and affiliate development team, evaluating Nuveen’s strategic alternatives and assessing acquisition opportunities to support Nuveen’s growth objectives. Prior to joining Nuveen in 2015, he was a Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs, where he focused on corporate transactions in financial services, focused largely in the commercial banking industry. He serves on the Emerging Leaders Council of Bottom Line, a Chicago nonprofit that helps low-income, first-generation students get into college, graduate from college, and go far in life. Additionally, he serves on the Leadership Advisory Council for Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, a neighborhood school that provides a Catholic, college preparatory education and professional work experience to students from Spanish speaking families with limited financial means. He graduated from Princeton University in 2002 and received his MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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    Mike Guerreri '74 - Director

    Mike has enjoyed several careers since graduating from Princeton. In his early years, he helped develop the first global meta-operating system for the Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet. Later, he served as Chief Information Officer for Aerial Communications (now a division of T-Mobile), and was an independent floor trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. Mike also owns and manages several Chicago commercial real estate properties. He has been a dedicated volunteer and board member for several nonprofit organizations in Chicago. Mike’s Bachelor degrees from Princeton are in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology, and has completed the Kellogg executive program. Mike lives in Oak Park and is the proud father of two sons.

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    Ed Hosty '96 - Director

    Ed Hosty is a native Chicagoan who played varsity football and studied economics at Princeton. He lives in Lincoln Park with his wife, Laura, and three sons, EJ, Frankie and Will.

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    Nick Jachim '88 - Director

    Nick P. Jachim is a Managing Director and Head of SRR’s Investment Banking Group. Mr. Jachim has over 25 years of experience providing advice on a wide range of topics including mergers and acquisitions, transaction structuring, strategic alternatives, deal negotiation and execution to public corporations, privately held companies, family businesses, and portfolio companies of private equity funds. Mr. Jachim’s experience encompasses a wide range of industries including food & beverage, consumer products, industrial markets, business services, healthcare and financial services.

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    Candace Jackson-Akiwumi '00 - Director

    Candace serves as the Club’s Vice President for Alumni Schools. The Alumni Schools Committee coordinates the interviews of applicants to Princeton from across northern Illinois, represents Princeton at local college fairs, and welcomes newly admitted students to the local Princeton community. Candace is also a Princeton Project 55 mentor-at-large and a former one-on-one mentor. Candace is an attorney with the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois, where she represents indigent defendants in federal district court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

  •     Whitney Spalding Spencer '17 - Director (Princeton AlumniCorps) 

    • Whitney Spalding Spencer works as a financial analyst at the wealth management firm Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth (BRF). Prior to joining BRF, Whitney worked in education for over 10 years. She started as a Princeton Project 55 Fellow at the Chicago Public Schools and later spent several years at an education non-profit consulting nationwide with organizations that oversee charter schools. Outside of work, Whitney enjoys volunteering with Project 55, racing sailboats, hiking and camping, listening to indie music, cooking vegan food, exploring her neighborhood of Logan Square, and spending time with her husband, Ian, and their two cats.
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    David Kay '95 - Director

    David Kay is the Executive Director of MetroSquash - a non-profit serving over 400 Chicago Public School students in 5th grade through college graduation each year.  The MetroSquash program uses the game of squash as a vehicle to engage students through academic support, wellness, mentoring, enrichment, and community service and operates out of a 21,000 sq/ft center on Chicago’s South Side.  Previously, David coached the men’s squash team at the University of Rochester and was the head squash professional at the Union Club in NYC.  A native of Canada, David was Princeton class of 1995 where he was a member of the 1993 National Championship team.

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    Christina Mahon '08 - Director

    Christina Mahon is the Vice President, Careers for the Princeton Club of Chicago. She helps to organize career and networking events across all industries for Chicago alums. Christina is currently pursuing an MBA at the Kellogg School of Management. Prior to business school, Christina was in executive recruiting with Russell Reynolds Associates. At Russell Reynolds she concentrated on senior level recruitment across the Healthcare Industry, with a particular focus on biotechnology, medical devices and diagnostics companies. Christina graduated from Princeton University in 2008 and was a four year member of the Women's Lightweight Crew team. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Sean Mahon '08, and their newborn daughter.

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    Kristine Mighion '86 - Director

    Dr. Mighion is Managing Director and CEO of Healthcare Consultants International (HCI). She has over 20 years experience consulting in the health care arena with physician practices, hospitals and health systems, Universities, and medical product, technology, pharmaceutical and biotech companies. Her areas of expertise include business and regulatory planning, strategy and business development, and product and technology development and design. Prior to heading up HCI, Dr. Mighion worked in corporate banking and in the health care divisions of three internationally recognized consulting firms. She is also the Creator and Host of Intimetv’s Healthcare Executive Show, a live online talk show educating and informing health care executives nation-wide. Dr. Mighion earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Princeton University, her MBA with a concentration in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and her MD from Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine.

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    Mary Newburn '97 - Director

    Mary Newburn has been an active member of the Princeton Club of Chicago for over a decade.  Within the PCC, Mary served in a number of roles, including past president, vice-president, annual dinner chair, and social media chair, and is now focused on the Club’s welcoming efforts. Originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin (where her NFL football affiliations still lie), Mary lives in Lakeview with her husband and two sons.

  • Joe Robinson '04 - Director

    Mr. Robinson is a Vice President in Houlihan Lokey’s Industrials Group, with broad advisory experience across packaging, machining, manufacturing, distribution, and industrial services industries. Prior to business school Mr. Robinson focused on affordable housing finance and non-profit community development work. Mr. Robinson earned a Bachelor's degree in Sociology and a certificate in African American Studies, and he received the Allen Macy Dulles ’51 Award, as well as the Art Lane ’34 Award. He earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management in 2012. Mr. Robinson is an Executive Committee Co-Chair of A Better Chicago’s Impact Council, a venture philanthropy fund focused on improving educational outcomes for Chicago’s children. He lives in Chicago with his wife Natasha ’04, daughter Avery and son Maxwell.

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    Bruce Rosenberg '69 - Director

    Bruce Rosenberg has been a member of the Princeton Club of Chicago for over 45 years.  He has been a volunteer tutoring math at Roosevelt High School for the past 20 years and for the past seven has been a leader of PICS.  He is a self-employed CPA in Chicago.  He and his wife, Debbie, enjoy traveling and have visited all 50 states, all seven continents and all 59 United States National Parks.

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    Michelle Silverthorn '04 - Director

    Michelle Silverthorn is the Diversity and Education Director at the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. Michelle expands the Commission’s national presence through blogs, social networking, and online discussion groups on legal education, diversity and young lawyers. Michelle works with law schools, law students and other legal groups, developing interactive and dynamic education courses and workshops. She also spearheads the professionalism education goals of the Commission presenting at conferences and developing professionalism programs. Prior to joining the Commission, Michelle worked as a litigation associate with two Am Law 100 law firms in Chicago and New York City. She also previously worked as an arts and entertainment journalist in Trinidad and Tobago, a legal researcher in Puno, Peru and Geneva, Switzerland, and a volunteer teacher in Gaborone, Botswana and Almaty, Kazakhstan. Michelle grew up in the Caribbean and now lives in Chicago with her husband Daniel and their 2 year-old daughter. She volunteers in her local and professional community, including serving as Co-Chair of the Michigan Law Alumni Club of Chicago and as an elected Community Representative for her Local School Council. Michelle received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and her law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.