Center for Economic Progress Elects New Board Members

CHICAGO - The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is excited to welcome new expertise to its Board of Directors. Recently elected members Jon Maul of Chase and James Pyle of US Foods, Inc. bring expertise in banking and management and extensive legal knowledge to CEP, a trusted provider of free tax and financial services to low-income families.

With the addition of their skills and knowledge, the Board of Directors has an even better advantage in advising CEP in ways to continue to provide innovative, volunteer-driven services for Illinois families to reach financial stability.


Jon Maul is a 26-year banking professional with experience in management, commercial banking, retail banking, workout and problem credits, recruiting and development of people, systems conversions and piloting new products and processes. He is currently a Senior Vice President & Market Manager at Chase and manages the Illinois and Wisconsin Business Banking Group, which covers businesses between $500,000 and $20 million in annual revenues. He also served as the Board Chairman of Accion Chicago, a nonprofit that specializes in microfinance and small business lending.

James Pyle is an accomplished corporate attorney with extensive in-house and private practice experience advising public and private companies. He is currently the Associate General Counsel at US Foods, Inc. in the Corporate, Finance, Litigation & Bankruptcy area. He received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center. US Foods’ legal department was recognized as 2013 National Law Journal Chicago Legal Department of the Year. In addition, he is the leader of "Rosemont Connects" - US Foods’ Rosemont campus-wide-volunteer programs.