Our team

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

Staff

Carmen Aguirre-Cuevas

Carmen Aguirre-Cuevas

Coordinator

Tax Clinic

Satori Bailey

Satori Bailey

Director

Asset Building Programs

Noah Bazis

Noah Bazis

Volunteer Coordinatior and Database Administrator

Liz Brooks

Liz Brooks

Program Coordinator

Asset Building Programs

Anna Connelly

Anna Connelly

Coordinator

Development

Lorena Gonzalez

Lorena Gonzalez

Program Coordinator

Brian Grundy

Brian Grundy

Director

Finance and Administration

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

Director

Tax Clinic

Anthony Haskins

Anthony Haskins

Program Associate

Eliot Klein

Eliot Klein

Director

Development

Kaye Oberhausen

Kaye Oberhausen

Senior Director

Development

Udodi Okoh

Udodi Okoh

Operations Manager

Jacob Peniston

Jacob Peniston

Data and Evaluation Manager

Brian Rivera

Brian Rivera

Senior Innovation Manager

Isabelle Rodriguez

Isabelle Rodriguez

Coordinator

Volunteer and Community Engagement

Joy Rosenberg

Joy Rosenberg

Director

Volunteer Engagement

Eric Sternberg

Eric Sternberg

Staff Attorney

Tax Clinic

Juan Villalobos

Juan Villalobos

Director

Community Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

Board of Directors

Officers

George Wright

Board Chair

Citi

Jodie Winnett

Vice Chair

Winnett Civic Ingenuity

Mary Alberts

Treasurer

Chair - Internal Affairs MB Financial

Gopi Vajravelu

Secretary

WH Trading

Members

Amanda Applebaum

Ex-Officio

Northwestern Kellogg School of Management

Amanda Bajic

Bank of America

Amy Bickers

Chair - Fundraising

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Michael Fayhee

McDermott Will & Emery

Ann Fox

CPA (Retired)

Eddie Gershman

Chair - External Affairs

Deloitte

Janice Knight

Health Care Service Corporation (Retired)

Jon Maul

JPMorgan Chase

Steve Mesirow

Mesirow Financial

Carleton Nolan

City of Chicago

James Pyle

Chair - Governance and Development

US Foods Inc.

Jacob Ringer

Chair - Nominating

mHUB

Nicole Robinson

Greater Chicago Food Depository

Associate Board

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Leadership

Kristine Strom

Board Chair

DHR International

Matt Guth

Fundraising Co-Chair

Intercontinental Exchange

Jonathan Meneses

Fundraising Co-Chair

Outcome Health

Amanda Askew

Outreach Co-Chair

Seaway Bank and Trust Company

Kaitlyn Rossi

Outreach Co-Chair

Northern Trust

Ken Lewis

Membership and Alumnae/i Director

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Joe Holberg

Treasurer

Holberg Financial Members

James Bien

McKinsey & Co.

Nicky Chaybasarskaya

Family Office Exchange

Aman Choudhury

Northern Trust

Elizabeth Dwyer

MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth / News Deeply

Dana Bowie Earles

University of Chicago

Kevin Hayes

Capital One

Nathan Ingersoll

US General Services Administration

Eric Mangahis

US Public Health Service

Farah Manjiyani

Northwestern University

Shirley Michel

Jenner & Block

Daniela One

Consulate General of Japan

Bethany Patten

Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development

Tom Pigozzi

Goldman Sachs

Ashley Ramchandani

S&P Global

Christopher Smith

Merrill Lynch

Siri Vemuri

Blaze Portfolio

Scott Walbrun

Truck Hero Inc.