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Sarah Catt

Director of choirs

Elk Grove High School

Kim Vandenbroucke

Game inventor/developer

Brainy Chick Inc.

Karen Thole

Engineering professor, department head

Penn State

James Holzhauer

Professional sports gambler

Jeopardy! record setter

Bob Gibson

Associate judge

DuPage County

Warren Stippich


Grant Thornton LLP

Lesley Millar-Nicholson

MIT director

Technology Licensing Office

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Jeffrey Lieber

TV/film screenwriter/producer

‘Lost’ co-creator

Cheryl W. Thompson

NPR investigative reporter

Shared 2002 Pulitzer at Washington Post

Heather (Foley) Hiltzik

Digital content & PR manager

David Leadbetter Golf

Ed Krol

Internet Hall of Famer

‘Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Internet’ author

Ed Sherman

Longtime Chicago sportswriter

President, ShermanReport.com

Bhibha Das

Assistant professor, East Carolina

3-time Jeopardy! contestant

Chris Jenkins

Director of communications

Metropolitan Milwaukee Assn. of Commerce

Tracey Meares

Walton Hale Hamilton Professor

Yale Law School

Kristy Green

Business director

ASTRO Studios

Alex Burge


Excel Sports Management

Mike Lorber

Helicopter reporter

NBC 5 Chicago

Robbie Schnitzer

Accountant, Wipfli LLP

Past Illini Hillel president

Craig Cinotto

Executive adjuster

Litigation Adjusters

Graham Grady

Chicago law partner

Taft Stettinius & Hollister

Lori Garrett

Professor of human anatomy, physiology

Parkland College

Mark Kesler

Founded O’Malley’s

Parkland business instructor

Jim Clewlow

Chief investment officer/executive VP

CenterPoint Properties

Chelsea Norton

Director of marketing, communications

Champaign Park District