Chicago Founders

In July of 2014, a group of people came together to form the Private Directors Association. This included business leaders, board members and professionals all interested in creating an organization that is focused on the advancement and development of Private Company Boards of Directors and Advisors. The Founders established the basis for a national organization supported by local chapters.

NAME TITLE COMPANY NAME
Claudia Allen Senior Advisor KPMG Board Leadership Center
Leslie Anderson Senior Vice President BMO Harris Bank
Daniel Bayston Managing Director Cognient Advisors, LLC
David Bergonia Managing Partner North American Funds LLC
Randy Bridgeman Partner Perkins Coie LLP
Cindy Burrell President DIVERSITY in BOARDROOMS
Adela Cepeda Managing Director PFM Financial Advisors LLC
Phyllis Cochran Board Member Board Member
Ted Cornell Partner Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Venita Fields Partner Pelham S2K Managers LLC
William Finn Investor & Advisor Isovac Products
Joseph Ginsburg Managing Partner Levin Ginsburg
Bruce Goldstein Managing Director MorrisAnderson & Associates, Ltd.
Bill Hass CEO Teamwork Technologies
M. Jay Heilbrunn Partner The Distributor Board LLC
Don Hempson Principal The Allen Group
Lorraine Herr Board Member Verde Sustainable Solutions
Kenneth Hoganson, Jr. Managing Partner RBI Advisors, LLC
Tom Horne President The Full Picture
Maureen Hurd President Beal Associates LLC
Erik Kantz Counsel Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Jared  Kaplan Board Member Consultant
Dennis Kessler President & Founder Midwest Family Business Advisors
Christopher Lee Partner FAA Investments
JoAnn Lilek CFO & COO Accretive Solutions, Inc.
Bob Lindeman Managing Director & Founder The Overture Group
Martha McGuire Executive Vice President First Bank of Highland Park
Daniel McHugh Senior Vice President PNC Financial Services Group
Bill McNitt Principal Thurston Group
Arthur Mertes Partner Synergy Law Group, LLC
Jennifer Nichols Associate General Counsel Banner Apartments, LLC
Harry Novak President Novak Financial Services, LLC
Mona Pearl Founder & COO BAS, Inc.
Shep Pryor Board Member Board Member
Jerry Rixie Wealth Management Consultant The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
Victoria Rock President Victoria Legal & Corporate Services
Brian Ruddy Senior Vice President Bank of America N.A.
Morris Saunders Shareholder Levin Ginsburg
Jamie Weiner Co-Founder Inheriting Wisdom
Rebecca Wing COO, General Counsel & Corp Secretary LW Lands Inc.
Mark  Zorko Principal Brentwood Advisory, LLC