BOARD OF DIRECTORS

2020-21 CHIWIP COMMITTEE ROSTER​

 

Annual Dinner

Chairs: 

Emma Bienias, Stout

Emily Kappers, Brinks Gilson & Lione

Members:

Allison Fox, Aon

Anne Gerspach, Charles River Associates

Judy He, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Nikki Little, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

 

Committee Development

Chairs: 

Catherine Klima, Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

Rebecca Rokos, Rush University Medical Center 

 

Community Involvement

Chairs:​ 

Amy Adler, Shure Incorporated

Anthoula Pomrening, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Members: 

Caroline Teichner, The Kraft Heinz Company

Meghan Tierney, K&L Gates LLP

Jaclyne Wallace, Foley & Lardner LLP

 

Finance

Chair: 

Laurel Palluzi, Elastic

Members: 

Emma Bienias, Stout

Gia Velasquez, Loeb & Loeb LLP

 

Foundation Exploration

Chairs: 

Janet Garetto, Nixon Peabody LLP

Michelle Zimmermann, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

Members: 

Jennifer Mikulina, McDermott Will & Emery

Anne Sutton, Sidley Austin LLP

  

Marketing

Chairs: 

Kristine Bergman, Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP

Calista Mitchell, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

Members:

Dani Johnson, Goldberg Kohn Ltd.

Hillary Maynard, Ulmer & Berne LLP

Shandice Sluch, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Irina Sullivan, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

 

Mentoring Circles

Chairs: 

Carolyn Blessing, Locke Lord LLP

Candice Cornelius, Stout

Members:

Jacqueline Brousseau, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Amanda O’Donnell, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

Sara Suleiman, Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

 

Outreach

Chairs: 

Katie Becker, Banner Witcoff, Ltd.

Donielle Robinson, Jayaram Law Group

Members: 

Manon Burns, Irwin IP LLC

Alexis Lavko, Epsilon Economics LLC

Stephanie Nikitenko, Braun IP Law

Emily Sample, Irwin IP LLC

 

Professional Development

Chairs: 

Anisha Mehta, K&L Gates LLP

Stephanie Nelson, Perkins Coie LLP

Members: 

Francyn Brown, Partridge Partners, P.C.

Kelley Gordon, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Victoria Hanson, Amin Talati Wasserman, LLP

Angela Kalsi, Amin Talati Wasserman, LLP

 

Social Events

Chairs: 

Francesca Cardillo, K&L Gates LLP

Christine Filarski, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Members: 

Lisa Carlson, Banner Witcoff, Ltd.

Mia LaFlore, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Sara Siegall, Chapman Spingola LLP

 

Special Events

Chairs: 

Helen Ji, Schiff Hardin LLP

Nikki Little, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

Members: 

Julianne Hartzell, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Susan Hallen, IBM

Laura Labeots, Lathrop GPM LLP

Liz Michalowska, Circuit Court of Cook County

Laurel Palluzi, Elastic

Chair

Chair

Nikki Little Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

Chair-Elect

Chair-Elect

Rebecca Rokos Rush University Medical Center

Vice Chair

Vice Chair

Catherine Klima Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.

Secretary

Secretary

Francesca Cardillo K&L Gates LLP

Treasurer

Treasurer

Laurel Palluzi Elastic

Member

Member

Emma Bienias Stout

Member

Member

Molly Keelan Ocean Tomo, LLC

Member

Member

Julie Langdon Dunlap Codding P.C.

Member

Member

Calista Mitchell Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP

Member

Member

Anne Sutton Sidley Austin

Member

Member

Michelle Zimmermann Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

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