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Julie Freischlag

CEO, Wake Forest Baptist Health

Dean, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Don Edwards

Flexpoint Ford CEO

Chair, UI board of trustees

Sandeep Pandya



Marty Welch


Hawaii Employers Mutual Insurance Company

Dave Cocagne

President/CEO, Vermilion Development

Chairman, Silver Birch Living

Sonny Tai

CEO/co-founder, Actuate

Marine Corps veteran

Michael Martella

Economic dev. coordinator

Village of Winnetka

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Shondra Clay

Assistant Professor, School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions

Northern Illinois U

Justin Breen

Founder, BrEpic Communications LLC

Journalism Chair, College of Media Alumni Board

Irving Azoff

2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee

CEO, Azoff MSG Entertainment

Dr. Luke Sewall

Hinsdale physician

Played on ’83 Rose Bowl team

Stephanie Rosa

Festivate CEO & business dev. director

Festival Squad founder

Phil DeRuntz

Board chairman

iPrime Fund

Dan Gusanders

Founder, CEO

Pure Processing LLC

Lothar Soliwon

President, CEO

ZG Worldwide Consultants

April Warren-Grice


Liberated Genius, LLC

Cary McMillan

CEO, True Partners Consulting

2004 Chicago Illini of Year

Jake Becraft

Co-founder, CEO

Strand Therapeutics

Rich Stanbaugh


NuArx, Inc.

Dan Tonkery


Content Strategies

Ryan Coon

CEO, co-founder


Suzanne Bates

Longtime TV anchor

Bates Communications CEO

Beth Bugdaycay

Former Rebecca Taylor CEO

Co-founded Foundrae jewelry line

Jim Vermette

CEO, UI Alumni Association (1967-84)

Executive VP, Cozad Asset Management

Graham Grady

Chicago law partner

Taft Stettinius & Hollister