Since 1990, we've served more than 370,000+ families, returning $560 million in tax refunds to clients.

Our Team

The Center for Economic Progress is led by an accomplished team of professionals. Representing diverse disciplines, this team shares a common goal: helping hard-working families achieve financial security.

View our leadership team:

Board of Directors

Executive Committee:

Greg Goldner, Board Chair
Resolute Consulting

George Wright, Vice Chair
Citi 

Mary Alberts, Secretary & Treasurer
MB Financial

Brendan Lynch, Chair, Nomination & Governance
Bank of America

David May, Chair, Internal Affairs
Audrey Ventures

Jodie Winnett, Chair, External Affairs
Winnett Civic Ingenuity

Members:

Lisa Canafax
Towers Watson

Michael Fayhee
McDermott Will & Emery

Eddie Gershman
Deloitte

Eric Grant
Polaris
 

Jon Maul
JPMorgan Chase

James Pyle
US Foods Inc.

Jacob Ringer
Reyes Kurson, Ltd.

Mukul Sharma, Board Fellow, Ex Officio
Kellogg School of Management - Northwestern University

Harlan Teller 
FTI Consulting

Associate Board

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Leadership:

Gopi Vajravelu, Board Chair
WH Trading

Sarah Marshall, Fundraising Co-Chair
North Side Community Federal Credit Union

Steve Zeller, Fundraising Co-Chair
Citigroup

John Bonner, Outreach Co-Chair
Recycled Energy Development

Elizabeth Dwyer, Outreach Co-Chair
Lendr, BarterBuilt

Laura Suhr, Membership & Alumnae/i Director
Northern Trust

Kristine Strom, Treasurer
Transco Inc.

Members:

Amanda Askew
Seaway Bank & Trust Company

Dale Cabreira
KPMG

Ioana Calcev
Boston Consulting Group

Kelly Goodall
Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Tom Hack
Starcom MediaVest Group

Nathan Ingersoll
US General Services Administration

Andrew Jadin
Gogo

Raymond King
Discover Financial

John Lamszus
Aon Corp.

Guinevere Moore
Holland & Knight LLP

Jennifer Ptak
Cook County Bureau of Economic Development

Ivy Sack
JP Morgan Chase

Sara Stutz
Surgical Care Affiliates

Staff

Raissa Allaire
COO

Satori Bailey
Director, Financial Capability

Dylan Bellisle
EITC Pilot Program Manager

Sheila Bibbs
Accounting & Payroll Specialist

Alex Costakis
Development Manager

Tyrone Dobson
Volunteer Engagement Manager

April Friend
Senior Director, Tax Services

Lorena Gonzalez
Financial Coach

Brian Grundy
Finance Manager

Paul Harrison
Director, Tax Clinic

Nicole Haskins
Outreach & Volunteer Engagement Specialist

Sayer LaGalle
Attorney, Tax Clinic

Eliot Klein
Director, Development 

Leslie Malz
Program Coordinator, Tax Services & Volunteer Engagement

David Marzahl
President & CEO

Jacob Peniston
Operations Manager, Tax Services

Brian Rivera
Innovation Manager

Isabelle Rodriguez 
Outreach and Community Building Coordinator

Carmen Sanchez
Client Services Associate

Alicia St. Clair
Program Coordinator

Eric Sternberg
Staff Attorney, Tax Clinic

Cheryl Travers
Human Resources Business Partner

Juan Villalobos
Director, Community Building