CLASS OF 2021

EMERGING LEADERS
CLASS OF 2021

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 2021

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.

Suchi Bansal

Senior Researcher, Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry & Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health, University of Chicago

Barbara R. Barreno-Paschall

Commissioner, State of Illinois Human Rights Commission

Brandon Bodor

Business Development Manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation

Claudia Carravetta

Senior Director, External Affairs – Japan, Emerging Markets, and Australia, AbbVie

Ainsley Cathcart

SVP, Global Head of AML Risk Management Oversight, Citigroup

Manuel Chavez

Managing Director and Partner, William Blair

Lauren Densham

Director, Public Sector Strategy, KPMG

Kay Fillingham

Senior Product Manager, BMO Financial Group

Joi Freeman

Founder, Remnant Strategy

Sonia Gabrielson

Chief of Staff, BMO Financial Group

S. Mayumi "Umi" Grigsby

Chief of Policy and Advocacy, Office of the City Clerk of Chicago

Rachel Hermes

Research and Evaluation Partner, Rotary International

Jon Horek

Project Manager, Sargent & Lundy

Elizabeth McCostlin

Regional Managing Director, Midwest, UNICEF USA

Paul Mower

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

Allison Myers

Senior Manager, Growth and Strategy, Accenture

Christopher Myers

M&A Senior Director, EY-Parthenon

Nelson M. Rosario

Principal, Smolinski Rosario Law, PC

Jason Rosensweig

Assistant Director, American Jewish Committee

Kendra Stead

Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Meredith Stricker

Chief of Staff, Crime and Education Labs, University of Chicago

Kim H. Tran

Chief of Staff, Chicago State University

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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