CLASS OF 2020

EMERGING LEADERS
CLASS OF 2020

Each year, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs selects a highly competitive cohort of Chicago’s up-and-coming professionals to participate in its Emerging Leaders Program. Emerging Leaders become part of a network of globally fluent leaders who will continue to raise the bar for Chicago as a leading global city. Meet this year's class.

EMERGING LEADERS
CLASS OF 2020

Each year, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs selects a highly competitive cohort of Chicago’s up-and-coming professionals to participate in its Emerging Leaders Program. Emerging Leaders become part of a network of globally fluent leaders who will continue to raise the bar for Chicago as a leading global city. Meet this year's class.

Jenna Anderson

Principal, Boston Consulting Group

TJ Augustine

Vice Chancellor, Innovation, University of Illinois at Chicago

Brian Axelrad

Chief Investment Officer, Beyond Capital Fund

Bobby Bacci

CEO, Prominence Advisors

Jonathan Chaparro

Founding Chicago Site Director, Braven

Regina Cross

Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Appreccia Faulkner

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Global Strategists Association

Janice Giddens

Director, Health and Wellness Partnerships, National Dairy Council

Mariam Huss

Founder and Managing Director, Axxum Consulting

Jamia Jowers

Director, Obama Foundation Scholars Program, University of Chicago

Dan Misch

Federal Project Director, US Department of Energy

Matt Pelton

Manager, KPMG LLP

Jon Quinn

Senior Advisor, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Shima Rayej

Cofounder and Chief Investment Officer, Safe Rate

Amanda Spikes

Economic Sanctions and Export Control Officer, KPMG LLP

Edward Weaver

Senior Manager, Grant Thornton

Nina Wieda

Lecturer, Northwestern University

Austin Wright

Assistant Professor, University of Chicago

Abizer Zanzi

Assistant United States Attorney, US Attorney's Office, Northern District of Indiana

Emerging Leaders at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs become part of a network of globally fluent leaders who will continue to raise the bar for Chicago as a leading global city.

Learn more about the program
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization that provides insight – and influences the public discourse – on critical global issues. We convene leading global voices, conduct independent research, and engage the public to explore ideas that will shape our global future. The Council on Global Affairs is committed to bringing clarity and offering solutions to issues that transcend borders and transform how people, business, and governments engage the world.

 
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