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 FY19 IIAC members are:

Tom Alexander
Founding Partner
Holistic

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

Carmin Awadzi
Founder and CEO
Magnolia Custom Homes

Sukanya Bala
Marketing Professional

Patti Barnett
Head of Internal Audit – US Region
CIBC US

Gerald Beechum
Managing Partner
White Cornus Lane Investments

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

Melissa Bradley
Managing Director
Project 500

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

Shelia Carnicelli
Member of the Board of Directors
YWCA USA

Alejandra Castillo, JD
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA USA

Jim Casselberry
Chief Investment Officer
Sarowitz Family LLC

Al Chaney
Principal
Chaney Marketing Strategy, LLC

Tanjia Coleman
Director of Human Resources
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

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

Zed Francis, Jr.
Portfolio Manager
SpiderRock Advisors

Demetria Gallagher
Member of the Board of Directors, YWCA USA
Co-Founder & Senior Director for Social Innovation, The Jamii Group

Rodrigo Garcia, CTP, AIF
Deputy Treasurer and Chief Investment Officer
Illinois State Treasury

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

Seth Green
Founder Director/Executive Lecturer
Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility
Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business

Tina Herrera
Senior Director, Sharper Granite LLC
Investment Committee Co-Chair, YWCA USA National Board of Directors

Kym Hubbard
Board Director
State Auto Financial Corporation and PIMCO Funds

Kerry Jordan
Chief Operating Officer
D’Orazio Capital Partners

Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane
Executive Director
Thirty Percent Coalition

Danielle Levitt
Executive Director
Leading Women Executives

Kim McGarry
Global Controller & Chief Accounting Officer
Morningstar

Dorri McWhorter
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Edgartt J. Melton, PMP, CSM, CISA, CRISC, CFE
Management Consultant

Mary Lee Montague
Managing Partner
DHR International

Halleemah Nash
Chief Partnerships Officer
The Academy Group

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

Jill O’Donovan
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Trak Patel, CPA, PCIP
Accountant
ARCC Consulting

Greg Petersen
Chief Administrative Officer
Keystone Alliance

Jabari Porter
Chief Investment Officer
City of Chicago

Ethan Powell, CFA, CPA
Founder and President
Impact Shares

Robert Rose
Executive Director
Cook County Land Bank Authority (CCLBA)

Therese Rowley
Chief Executive Officer
The Conscious Business Network

Laura Sailer
Chief Financial Officer
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Julie Scott
Chief Executive Officer
CTS Holdings

Beverly Sibblies, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
BAS Financial Corp.

Molly Silverman
Chief Strategic Engagement Officer
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

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

Stephen Skardon, JD
Attorney

Joan Steel
Founder and Managing Principal
Alpha Wealth Advisors, LLC

Kurt Summers
Treasurer
City of Chicago

Sandra Talbott, JD
Assistant Attorney General
Illinois Attorney General

Karen Tulloch
Vice President, Corporate Human Resources
ITW

Paroo Uppal
VP, Innovation Consulting
Klick Health