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 affiliates.

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 Sherman Advisors, LLC
M. Jay Heilbrunn President The Distributor Board, Inc.
Don Hempson Principal The Allen Group
Lorraine Herr District Sales & Operations Director Kohler Signature Stores by First Supply
Kenneth Hoganson, Jr. Managing Partner RBI Advisors, LLC
Tom Horne President The Full Picture
Maureen Hurd President Beal Associates LLC
Erik Kantz Counsel Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP
Jared Kaplan CEO Delaware Place Advisory Services, LLC
Dennis Kessler President & Founder Midwest Family Business Advisors
JoAnn Lilek CFO & COO Board Member
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 Tucker Ellis LLP
Shep Pryor Managing Director Teamwork Technologies
Victoria Rock Principal Victoria Legal + Corporate Services, a Veritext Company
Jerry Rixie Senior Vice President U.S. Trust Bank of America
Brian Ruddy Senior Vice President Bank of America N.A.
Morris Saunders Shareholder Levin Ginsburg
Rebecca Wing COO, General Counsel & Corp Secretary LW Lands Inc.
Mark  Zorko Principal Brentwood Advisory, LLC