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Stephanie Moore

Assistant dean of the arts

University of California-Santa Cruz

Janet Hoffman Mathis

2021 ACES Award of Merit recipient

President/CEO, Elevate Illinois

George Danos


Champaign County

Raul Gouvea

Professor, International Management

University of New Mexico

Trevor Riggen

Senior VP, Disaster Cycle Services

American Red Cross

Pat Fitzgerald


Meyer Capel of Champaign

David Olsen

State representative

Former BP analyst

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Scott Brown


Carpet Weaver’s of Champaign

Dr. Garth Walker

Emergency physician

Jesse Brown Veteran Affairs

Chris Esbrook

Founding partner

Esbrook Law LLC

Linda Blumberg

Health economist and institute fellow

The Urban Institute

Cesar Escalante

Professor, University of Georgia

Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics

Dowoo Lee

Global strategy associate director

MediaCom of London

Perry Beaumont

Lecturer, Columbia U

Head of data and actuarial science, Distinguished Programs

Steven Deller

Professor, Community Development Specialist

University of Wisconsin Extension

Zenobia Ravji

NY-based writer, journalist

Spent 2 years as reporter/producer in Israel

John Matras

Automotive writer, photographer

Owner, John Matras Media LLC

Lance Landeck

Oakland schools superintendent

Illini football manager, 1987-89

Brian Courtney Wilson

Gospel & contemporary Christian singer

2015 Traditional Gospel Album Of Year

Nisa (Agrawal) Johnson

Brand manager

Modelo Especial/Constellation Brands

Merrill Thompson


Created Merrill and Emma Thompson Endowment Fund

Jim Nowlan

Author, columnist, publisher

Former state representative

Donald Harris

Stanford professor emeritus

Kamala Harris’ dad

Andy Marx

Director of provider contracting

Health Alliance

Dawn Hopkins

Founder, president

Inspiritus Yoga Wholisitic Wellness & Training