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 hardworking families achieve financial security.

Staff

Carmen Aguirre-Cuevas

Carmen Aguirre-Cuevas

Paralegal

Tax Clinic

Noah Bazis

Noah Bazis

Manager

Volunteer Engagement

Liz Brooks-Zak

Liz Brooks-Zak

Senior Coordinator

Tax Assistance Program

Christine Cheng

Christine Cheng

Executive Director

Evelyn Espinosa

Evelyn Espinosa

Coordinator

Volunteer Engagement

Paul Harrison

Paul Harrison

Director

Tax Clinic

Kate Hermann Stone

Kate Hermann Stone

Director

Development

Lilly Lavner

Lilly Lavner

Director

Tax Assistance Program

Denise Ledsinger

Denise Ledsinger

Coordinator

Volunteer Engagement

Lupe Marin

Lupe Marin

Senior Coordinator

Financial Capability Program

Brian Martin

Brian Martin

Coordinator

Development

Carly Oishi

Carly Oishi

Director

Financial Capability Program

Udodi Okoh

Udodi Okoh

Manager

Asset Building Programs

Jeanne Marie Olivieri

Jeanne Marie Olivieri

Director

Finance & Administration

Becky Santiago

Becky Santiago

Senior Coordinator

Tax Assistance Program

Eric Sternberg

Eric Sternberg

Staff Attorney

Tax Clinic

Greg Williams

Greg Williams

Senior Coordinator

IT & E-file

Board of Directors

Robert Burke

Chairman & CEO

Burke America

John Chandler

Vice President

Saint Ignatius College Prep

Jamie O’Brien

Professor

University of Notre Dame

Mark Sneider

Co-Founder

Firefly Group

Associates Board

Leadership

Many members of the CEP Associate Board are now part of Ladder Up's Associates Board.

Bruce Klink

Chair

Capital One

Chan-Yu Wang

Membership Chair

Crowe LLP

Ali Skaife

Sponsorship Chair

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Benjamin Abbott-Molina

Daniels Health

Daniel Ampon

Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Thomas Blythe Reske

Thomas J. Dwyer & Associates LLC

Chris Brodecki

Deloitte LLP

Jack Buechel

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

Adam Burns

United Airlines

Abir Chippa

JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Roxanne Chow

EY

David DeCarlo

Latham & Watkins LLP

Feiman Ding

Walgreens

Elizabeth Dwyer

MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth / News Deeply

Tuya Enkhbayar

Deloitte LLP

Kevin Hayes

Capital One

Nathan Ingersoll

US General Services Administration

Ambreeka Jain

Lincoln International

Lily Keefer

The Claro Group, LLC

Kathryn Kinas

Akuna Capital

Jacob Koch

Grant Thornton

Catherine Lake

KPMG LLP

Eric Langston

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Clare McGuire

Urban Labs

John Moynihan

Skadden Arps

Daniela One

Consulate General of Japan

Bethany Patten

Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development

Tim Pollard

Madison Capital Funding

Sam Prescott

EY

Bryan Ricketts

Office of the Governor, State of Illinois

Raxit Shah

Jones Day

Sachin Sharma

Prism Healthcare Partners

Vincent Skokandic

Huron Consulting Group

Lindsay Smith

Sidley Austin LLP

Edward Stroud

Lincoln International

Sulka Tyagi

United Airlines, Inc.

Scott Walbrun

Truck Hero Inc.

Ed Weaver

Grant Thornton

John Woodward

BDO USA, LLP