The City Year Chicago Associate Board was formed for the purpose of supporting the mission of City Year Chicago through fundraising and public relations. The Associate Board is comprised of a highly energized and dedicated team of young professionals who contribute to the mission through volunteer work on at least one fundraising event. The City Year Chicago Associate Board includes the following dedicated group of young professionals. 

Associate Board Chair

Rachel Gerds
BMO Harris

Associate Board Chair

Kara Navin 
Chicago Youth Centers 


Associate Board Members 

Karun Ahuja
Ernst & Young

Mercedes Bender
InterSport

Jen Behrens
Deloitte

Will Boeglin
Northern Trust

Sally Blatz
PepsiCo/Quaker Oats

Josh Carlson
BDO

Joey Carr 
Carr Realty Advisors 

Kevin Clark
Deloitte

Michael Davis

Nikki Drake
Deloitte

Tom Ehrhart
GTCR

Steve Feest
Experis/Manpower

Jillian Granato
Wintrust

Kelly Johnson
BMO Harris

Ari Krigel
Freeborn & Peters

Mark Kroeger
First Trust Capital Partners

Ron Liberman
Sterling Partners

Patrice Louis
Wintrust / FIRST Life Funding

Melissa Mancini

Erica Miller
PepsiCo/Quaker Oats

Kelly Moen
Northern Trust

Victor Monroy
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Elizabeth Pollock
PepsiCo/Quaker Oats 

Jill Remenar
Guggenheim Partners

Tim Richards

Lauren Sullivan
Sterling Partners

Kiet Ta
Gensler

J'Tia Taylor
Argonne National Laboratory

Tom Van Grinsven
Chicago Jesuit Academy

Talia Weidberg
PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Lauren Williams
BP