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Board of Directors

Vicky Arroyo
President, Community Development Corporation
MB Financial Bank

Dr. Michael Burnside
Community Representative, South Suburbs
New Name Missionary Baptist Church

James Carr
Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress

Steven J. Casey
Associate Director, Grants Management
MacArthur Foundation

Ramon Cepeda
Senior Vice President – Managing Director
Northern Trust Bank

Abraham Lacey
Executive Director
Far South Community Development Corporation

Bruce Martin
Sr. Vice President
Community Development Group
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Robert V. McGhee - (V.P Neighborhood Strategy)
Vice President, Community Development Manager

Don Meyer
Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking
Byline Bank
Allen A. Rodriguez
(V.P. Resource Development)

Matthew Roth - (Treasurer)
Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie Seweryn
Metro Board Representative
Latin School of Chicago

Tony Smith
Community Development Banking
Market Manager
The PNC Financial Services Group

Betty Jo Swanson - (Secretary)
Community Representative
Auburn Gresham

William W. Towns
Executive Director
Benefit Chicago

Beth Witczak – (President)
Managing Director
CRA & Fair Lending Officer
The Private Bank

Angela Hurlock
Executive Director
Claretian Associates, Inc.

Andy Mooney
Community Representative

The Trustee Committee provides NHS with an organized network of recognized leaders familiar with economic, community development, and housing issues within their respective industry and geographic areas. Members of the Trustee Committee are leaders who have demonstrated active support for community development and housing issues and whose interest, leadership, and resources may be mobilized to provide ongoing support for both NHS and the community development movement.


Charles L. Evans (Honorary Co-Chair)
President & CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Mitchell Feiger
President & CEO
MB Financial Bank


Dane Cleven
President & Chairman
Community Savings Bank

Marsha Cruzan
Chicago Market President
U.S. Bank

William M. Farrow III
President & CEO
Urban Partnership Bank

Philip B. Flynn
President & CEO
Associated Bank

Steve ‘Mac’ MacLellan
Executive Vice President
Wealth Management business, The Northern Trust Company
Peter Gillespie
President & CEO- Chicago Region
Huntington Bank

Larry Richman
President and Chief Executive Officer
The PrivateBank

Robert Sullivan
President & CEO
Fifth Third Bank

Alberto Paracchini
Byline Bank
Andrew Salk
First Eagle

Scott Swanson
Regional President Illinois

Ed Wehmer
Chief Executive Officer
Wintrust Financial Corporation

Peter Stickler
Inland Bank
2014 NHS Metro Board

The Metro Board of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) is comprised of emerging civic and business leaders who assist NHS by raising funds and awareness of NHS and its commitment to affordable housing and to promoting Chicago's great neighborhoods.

Helen Alexopoulos
MB Financial Bank

Jeff Allen
BMO Harris Bank

Edward Beavers
COUNTRY Financial

Dustin Bernstein
Silverman Consulting

Rachel Evans

Edgar Flagg

Erica Frazier
BBVA Compass

John Gholar
JP Morgan Chase

Sarah Greenberg
EZRA Multi-Service Center
Damion Heron
JP Morgan Chase

Karl Riley II
US Bank

Brad Jaffe
HomeScout Realty

Alonzo Rushing
American Family Insurance

Dan Ruzich

Stephanie Seweryn
The Anti-Defamation League

Alexandria Willis
Truven Health Analytics

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Arthur Neville
Community Savings Bank

Vice President
Thomas FitzGibbon

Manuel Jimenez, Marquette Bank

Board Members

Sheila Barber
Associated Bank

Faruk Daudbasic
First Eagle Bank

Bruce Martin
JP Morgan Chase

Robert Tucker
Chicago Community Loan Fund

Karen Thomas
MB Financial Bank

Terry Young
Urban Partnership Bank


Kristine Jurmu, U.S. Bank

Vice President
Bonnie McDonald, Landmarks Illinois

Christine Kolb, Focus Development

Paul Vlamis, JP Morgan Chase

Board Members

Molly Ekerdt
Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)

Allison Porter-Bell
BMO Harris Bank

John Sadler
Home Depot

Daniel Siadak
Bank of America

Adrienne Whitney

Paul Wilkowski
Equity Lifestyle Properties

Matt Williams


Allen Rodriguez

Vice President
Carl Pietraszewski, Bank of America

Chair of Finance
Tuan Nguyen, First Midwest Bank

Chair of NeighborWorks Day
Stephanie Burks

Board Members

Frank Binetti
Inland Home Mortgage

Ben Henrickson
RE/Max Horizon

Laura Ann Spencer
Perma-Seal Community Foundation

Rick M. Zonts
Elgin State Bank