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Board of Directors

Vicky Arroyo
President, Community Development Corporation
MB Financial Bank

Dr. Michael Burnside
Community Representative, South Suburbs
New Name Missionary Baptist Church

James Carr
Senior Fellow
Center for American Progress

Steven J. Casey
Manager, Grants & Budget
MacArthur Foundation

Thomas Harazim (V.P. Finance)
Senior Vice President

Eric Lindsay
Community Representative
North Lawndale
West Side Insurance

Bruce Martin
Sr. Vice President
Community Development Group
JPMorgan Chase Bank

Robert V. McGhee
Vice President, Community Development Manager

Don Meyer
Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking
Byline Bank

Andy Mooney
Community Representative
Allen A. Rodriguez
(V.P. Resource Development)

Matthew Roth
Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie Seweryn
Metro Board Representative
Latin School of Chicago

Tony Smith
Community Development Banking
Market Manager
The PNC Financial Services Group

Betty Jo Swanson
Community Representative
Auburn Gresham

William W. Towns
Assistant Vice President - Neighborhood Initiatives Office of Civic Engagement
The University of Chicago

Beth Witczak – (President)
Managing Director
CRA & Fair Lending Officer
The Private Bank

The Trustee Committee provides NHS with an organized network of recognized leaders familiar with economic, community development, and housing issues within their respective industry and geographic areas. Members of the Trustee Committee are leaders who have demonstrated active support for community development and housing issues and whose interest, leadership, and resources may be mobilized to provide ongoing support for both NHS and the community development movement.


Charles L. Evans (Honorary Co-Chair)
President & CEO
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Mitchell Feiger
President & CEO
MB Financial Bank


Dane Cleven
President & Chairman
Community Savings Bank
Marsha Cruzan
Chicago Market President
U.S. Bank
William M. Farrow III
President & CEO
Urban Partnership Bank
Peter Gillespie
President & CEO- Chicago Region
FirstMerit Bank
Larry Richman
President and Chief Executive Officer
The PrivateBank
Robert Sullivan
President & CEO
Fifth Third Bank
Scott Swanson
Regional President Illinois
Bruce Taylor
Chairman, President & CEO
MB Financial Bank
Ed Wehmer
Chief Executive Officer
Wintrust Financial Corporation
2014 NHS Metro Board

The Metro Board of Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago (NHS) is comprised of emerging civic and business leaders who assist NHS by raising funds and awareness of NHS and its commitment to affordable housing and to promoting Chicago's great neighborhoods.

Jeff Allen
BMO Harris Bank
Edward Beavers
COUNTRY Financial
Dustin Bernstein
Silverman Consulting
Evelyn Berthold
MB Financial Bank
Rachel Evans
Edgar Flagg
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause
Erica Frazier
BBVA Compass
Elizabeth Ginsberg
Chicago Community Loan Fund (CCLF)
Sarah Greenberg
EZRA Multi-Service Center
Damion Heron
JP Morgan Chase
Karl Riley II
US Bank
Alonzo Rushing
American Family Insurance
Dan Ruzich
The PrivateBank
Marlon Sanders
Stephanie Seweryn
Latin School of Chicago
Jake Stern
SomerCor 504
Bobby Thapar
Anchor Tree Development, LLC
Alexandria Willis
Truven Health Analytics

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Arthur Neville, President
Community Savings Bank
Thomas Oliveri, Vice President
First Bank of Highland Park
Manuel Jimenez, Secretary
Marquette Bank
Karen Thomas
MB Financial
Terry Young
Urban Partnership Bank
Thomas Fitzgibbon, Jr.


Kristine Jurmu, U.S. Bank
Vice President
Bonnie McDonald, Landmarks Illinois
Christine Kolb, Focus Development
Paul Vlamis, Chase

Board Members

Molly Ekerdt
Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH)
Elena Lugo
FirstService Residential
Allison Porter-Bell
BMO Harris Bank
John Sadler
Home Depot
Dan Siadak
Bank of America
Paul Vlamis
Adrienne Whitney

Matt Williams

Paul Wilkowski
Equity Lifestyle Properties


Allen Rodriguez
Vice President
Carl Pietraszewski, Bank of America
Co-Chair of Finance
Stephanie Burks
Co-Chair of Finance
Tuan Nguyen, First Midwest Bank

Board Members

Frank Binetti
Inland Home Mortgage
Ben Henrickson
RE/Max Horizon
Laura Ann Spencer
Perma-Seal Community Foundation
Rick M. Zonts
Elgin State Bank