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Amber McReynolds

CEO, National Vote At Home Institute and Coalition

Co-author, ‘When Women Vote’

Pam Kuforiji

Past president, UI Black Alumni Network

AVID coordinator, Tefft Middle School of Streamwood

Sheila Repeta

Head of People


Priya Harjani

Associate VP, deputy general counsel

Northwestern University

Airies Davis

Founder, principal

WorkforcEQi LLC

Immanuel Chu

Georgia pastor, public speaker

Prized Ron Zook football recruit

Don Edwards

Flexpoint Ford CEO

Chair, UI board of trustees

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Joy Williamson-Lott

Dean, Graduate School

University of Washington

Tom Sinak

2-time all-Big Ten outfielder

Area manager, New American Funding

Blake Mathias

Assistant professor of entrepreneurship

Indiana University

Dorothy Capers

Senior VP, general counsel

National Express LLC

Lisa Ligon

Nat’l sales/marketing manager

AeroPress, Inc.

Cheryl W. Thompson

NPR investigative reporter

Shared 2002 Pulitzer at Washington Post

Graham Grady

Chicago law partner

Taft Stettinius & Hollister

Barbara Crowder

Retired judge

Madison County Circuit Court

Scott Chantos

VP, sales and marketing


Elizabeth Austin

Editorial consultant

Social media strategist

Eric Guenther

Former Illini linebacker

State Farm

Leslie Bardo Gordon

Writer, marketer, strategist

LeslieWrites, LLC

Paul Farahvar

Chicago attorney, comedian

Farahvar Law Group

Bob Axelrod

Senior VP


Josey Miller

Actress, singer, writer

WCIA alum

Joan Cetera

Senior director/PR


Marra Gad

Director, president

Egad! Productions

Matt Coldagelli

Senior VP