Impact Investing Advisory Council

YWCA Metropolitan Chicago has created an Impact Investing Advisory Council (IIAC) to help harness emerging, innovative financial resources available to the social sector as more investors seek ways to use business and capital markets to effect social change. Bringing together some of the best thought leaders in business, finance, law and marketing, the IIAC supports our efforts to effectively explore, evaluate and engage these new revenue streams to maximize our ability to deliver innovative, sustainable programs to improve the lives of all women and their families.

With the support of the IIAC’s leadership and insight, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago partnered with non-profit investment manager and ETF issuer Impact Shares to create the Impact Shares YWCA Women’s Empowerment Exchange Traded Fund (Ticker: WOMN) which launched on the New York Stock Exchange on August 27, 2018.

Our FY23 IIAC members are:

Tom Alexander
Founding Partner

Leslie Anderson
SVP, Business Banking—U.S. Head of Treasury and Payment Solutions
BMO Harris Bank

Carmin Awadzi
Founder and CEO
Magnolia Custom Homes

Patti Barnett
Head of Internal Audit – US Region

Gerald Beechum
Managing Partner
White Cornus Lane Investments

Susan L. Beverly
Head of Worldwide External Relations & Strategic Partners

Dorothy Bossung, CFP, CIMA, CPWA, RMA
Executive Vice President
Lowery Asset Consulting

Julia Bristow Briggs
Smart to the Top™

Beth Burns, CPC
Investment Program Manager, Client Consultant, Associate Partner
AON Hewitt Investment Consulting

William Campbell
Slayton Lewis

Jim Casselberry
Chief Investment Officer
4S Bay Partners, LLC

Al Chaney
Chaney Marketing Strategy, LLC

Yolanda Daniel
Financial Services Industry Executive
Fellow of the Aspen Institute Finance Leaders Fellowship

Blair duQuesnay, CFA, CFP
Investment Advisor
Ritholtz Wealth Management

Dana Earles
Options Clearing Corporation

Zed Francis, Jr.
Portfolio Manager
SpiderRock Advisors

Rodrigo Garcia, CTP, AIF

Ilyce Glink
CEO and Founder
Think Glink Media/Best Money Moves LLC

Seth Green
Dean, Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies
University of Chicago

Tina Herrera
Senior Director, Sharper Granite LLC
Vice Chair, YWCA USA National Board of Directors

Kym Hubbard
Board Director
State Auto Financial Corporation and PIMCO Funds

Mary Christine Jackman
City of New York

Kirstin L. Jones
Finance Analyst
The Obama Foundation

Kerry Jordan
Chief Operating Officer
D’Orazio Capital Partners

Ryan Klaus
Masters of Public Affairs Student
Princeton University

Michelle L. Kosmin
Tax Managing Director | Chief of Staff – Tax Leadership
Deloitte Tax LP

Sabrina Lamb
Founder and Executive Director
World of Money

Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane
Executive Director
Thirty Percent Coalition

Carolyn Leonard
Founder and CEO

Tara Leweling
Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Corporate Thought Leadership

Kai Mayahara
Co-Director of Professional Development
University of Chicago Impact Investing Group

Megan McCann
CEO & Founder
McCann Partners

Kim McGarry
Global Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Dorri McWhorter
President & CEO
YMCA Metropolitan Chicago

Edgartt J. Melton, PMP, CSM, CISA, CRISC, CFE
7th Echelon LLC

Mary Lee Montague
Managing Partner
Montague & Associates

Abdur Nimeri, Ph.D.
Senior VP, Sr. Investment Strategist, ETF Group Asset Management
Northern Trust

Emily Nordquist
Director of Early Stage Membership

Jill O’Donovan
Impact Advisor

Marvin Owens
Chief Engagement Officer
Impact Shares

Priya Parrish
Managing Partner
Impact Engine

Trak Patel, CPA, PCIP
ARCC Consulting

Greg Petersen
Chief Administrative Officer
Keystone Alliance

Allison Pink
USB Financial Services, Inc.

Cynthia Plouche
Independent Board Director, Northern Funds/Northern Institutional Funds
Northern Trust

Jabari Porter
Chief Investment Officer
Metanoia Capital

Ethan Powell, CFA, CPA
Founder and President
Impact Shares

Gillian Robinson
Social Enterprise Professional

Robert Rose

Therese Rowley
Chief Executive Officer
The Conscious Business Network

Julie Scott
Chief Executive Officer
CTS Holdings

Beverley Sibblies, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
BAS Financial Corp.

Amy K. Singh, Esq.
Law Offices of Amy K. Singh, P.C.

Stephen Skardon, JD
Senior Advisor and Council, City of Chicago
Office of the Mayor

Joan Steel
Founder and Managing Principal
Alpha Wealth Advisors, LLC

Karen Tulloch
Vice President, Corporate Human Resources

Paroo Uppal
VP, Innovation Consulting
Klick Health

Rekha Vaitla
Director of Portfolio and Risk Analytics
Illinois State Treasurer

Kristina VanLiew, CIMA
Managing Director — Wealth Management
Graystone Consulting

James White
Head of Diversity & Inclusion
Lord Abbett & Co. LLC

Sharon Zackfia, CFA
William Blair