Chicago Founders

    In July of 2014, a group of people came together to form the Private Directors Association. This included business leaders, board members and professionals all interested in creating an organization that is focused on the advancement and development of Private Company Boards of Directors and Advisors. The Founders established the basis for a national organization supported by local chapters.

    Name Title Company
    Claudia H. Allen Senior Advisor, Board Leadership Center KPMG LLP
    Leslie J. Anderson Senior Vice President BMO Harris Bank
    Daniel Bayston   Cognient Advisors, LLC
    David Bergonia Managing Partner North American Funds LLC
    Randy Allen Bridgeman   Perkins Coie LLP
    Cindy Burrell   DIVERSITY in BOARDROOMS
    Adela Cepeda   A.C. Advisory, Inc.
    Phyllis E Cochran    
    Ted Cornell   Seyfarth Shaw LLP
    Venita E. Fields Partner Pelham S2K Managers LLC
    William Finn Investor / Advisor Isovac Products
    Joseph Ginsburg   Levin Ginsburg
    Bruce I Goldstein   MorrisAnderson & Associates, Ltd.
    Bill Hass, CTP   Teamwork Technologies
    M. Jay Heilbrunn Partner The Distributor Board LLC
    Don Hempson   The Allen Group
    Lorraine Herr Business Development, Marketing Executive  
    Kenneth B. Hoganson, Jr.   RBI Advisors, LLC
    Tom Horne   The Full Picture
    Maureen Hurd President Beal Associates LLC
    Erik Lewis Kantz   Arnstein & Lehr LLP
    Jared Kaplan Senior Counsel McDermott Will & Emery LLP
    Dennis Kessler   Midwest Family Business Advisors
    Christopher Lee   FAA Investments
    JoAnn S. Lilek   Accretive Solutions, Inc.
    Robert Lindeman   The Overture Group
    Challis M. Lowe Board Director Seaway Bank and Trust Company
    Martha McGuire   First Bank of Highland Park
    Daniel McHugh Senior Vice President PNC Financial Services Group
    Willard C. McNitt   Thurston Group
    Arthur E. Mertes Partner Synergy Law Group, L.L.C.
    Jennifer E. Nichols Associate General Counsel Banner Apartments, LLC
    Harry R. Novak CEO Novak Financial Services, LLC
    Mona Pearl Founder & COO BAS, Inc.
    Shep Pryor   Teamwork Technologies
    Jerry Rixie   The Private Client Reserve of U.S. Bank
    Victoria E. Rock   Victoria Legal & Corporate Services
    Brian Ruddy Senior Vice President Bank of America N.A.
    Morris Saunders   LEVIN GINSBURG
    Jamie Weiner Co-Founder Inheriting Wisdom
    Rebecca J Wing   LW Lands Inc.
    Mark Zorko Principal Brentwood Advisory, LLC.