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 FY20 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

Sukanya Bala
Marketing Professional

Patti Barnett
Head of Internal Audit – US Region

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

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

Sheila Carnicelli
Board Consultant
Audit, Finance, Investment Committees

Alejandra Castillo, JD
Chief Executive Officer

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

Dana Earles
Options Clearing Corporation

Zed Francis, Jr.
Portfolio Manager
SpiderRock Advisors

Demetria Gallagher
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

Toya Griffin
Chief Financial Officer
YWCA Metropolitan 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

Kerry Jordan
Chief Operating Officer
D’Orazio Capital Partners

Ryan Klaus
Innovative Finance Analyst
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

Charlotte Laurent-Ottomane
Executive Director
Thirty Percent Coalition

Carolyn Leonard
Founder and CEO

Danielle Levitt
Executive Director
Leading Women Executives

Tara Leweling
Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and Corporate Thought Leadership

Kim McGarry
Global Controller & Chief Accounting Officer

Dorri McWhorter
Chief Executive Officer
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

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

Mary Lee Montague
Managing Partner
Montague & Associates

Halleemah Nash
Chief Partnerships Officer
The Academy Group

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

Emily Nordquist
Senior Program Manager, Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise and Responsibility
Loyola University Chicago Quinlan School of Business

Jill O’Donovan
Chief Innovation Officer
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

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.

Jabari Porter

Ethan Powell, CFA, CPA
Founder and President
Impact Shares

Gillian Robinson
Social Enterprise Professional

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

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.

Molly Silverman
Chief Strategic Engagement Officer
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

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

Kurt Summers
Institutional Investor, Leader & Advisor in ESG, Alternative Investing, Fixed Income and Infrastructure

Karen Tulloch
Vice President, Corporate Human Resources

Paroo Uppal
VP, Innovation Consulting
Klick Health

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

Rekha Vaitla
Deputy Director – Corporate Governance & Sustainable Investment
Illinois State Treasurer

Kristina VanLiew, CIMA
Managing Director — Wealth Management
Graystone Consulting

Sharon Zackfia, CFA
William Blair