Twelve members of the Executive Advisory Council stand together

Current members

"Graduated" Members
2018-2019 Meeting Dates
Executive Advisory Council Charter

Carrie Horton (Chair)
Financial Management Associate
ACCO Brands

Heather Acerra
Senior Director of Human Resources
AAAHC

Jack Butler
Retired Executive
Medline

Daniel J. Carini
Business Performance Advisor
Insperity

Debbie Cortez
Latino Business Development Officer
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity

Dwight Curtis
Vice Chairman
Labelmaster

Eytan Dallal
Vice President of Technology
Land of Lincoln Health

Tim Fleming Sr.
Executive Vice President of Marketing & Development
Strube Celery & Vegetable Co.

Freddy Flores
Regional Business Development Manager
Thyssen Krupp Elevator Company

Jose Ignacio Sordo-Galarza
President and Founder
Hispanic Innovation Center Chicago

Carine Gatabazi
Vice-President Branch Management
Wintrust Bank Sauganash

Richard Gendon
Managing Director
Center for Professional Management

Thomas Gramins
Financial Consultant
Gem Financial Advisors Inc.

Geoffrey J. Harlow
Partner
Wipfli, LLP

Monica Lopez
Human Resources Consultant
The Synergy Companies, Inc.

Quintin S. Marx 
Executive Vice President and Owning Partner
New World Van Lines

Chuck Mishoulam
Security Consultant
Alert Protective Services, Inc.

Alyxander Pfannes
Tax Manager
Deloitte Tax, LLP

Eva Prokop
COO
GetSet Learning, LLC

Gina Purpura
Accounting Specialist
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Daniel F. Rahill
Tax Partner
BDO, LLC

Elaine Richards
President and COO
Wyzant

Hans H. Roderich
Retired VP Finance
Chicago Title and Trust Company

Raul Rosas, Jr.
Founder
Fluxee

Ken Santiago
Dean, Wright College Humboldt Park
Wilbur Wright College

Andy Shafer
Owner
Shafers Innovation and Business Building Services

Ed Stuart
Retired Faculty
NEIU

David Swanson
Retired Managing Director
Antares Capital

Janita Tucker
Executive Director
Peterson-Pulaski Business and Industrial Council

Eric Vazquez
Chief Technology Officer
Office of the City Clerk, Anna Valencia

George Wang
Chief Marketing Officer
Peterson Technology Partners

Allan Zarach
Executive Vice President of Marketing & Development
Edward J. Zarach & Associates Customs Brokers and International Freight Forwarders

"Graduated" Members

Judith N. Aburmishan
Partner
FGMK, LLC

Nicole Ashmore
Assistant Manager/ Assistant Manager of Marketing and Internal Operations
A Cortland Properties, Inc./ AJ Building and Grounds, Inc.

Daniel Bara
President
4th Wave Consulting

Christopher F. Beaulieu
Partner
FSB&W LLC

Omar A. Brown
Human Capital/Organization Transformation & Talent
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Robert Conforti
Director-Domestic Taxes
Trans Union

Edwin Eisendrath
Managing Director
Huron Consulting Group

Jose Fulgencio
Founder
LDMS Media

Jose Galarza
President and Founder
Hispanic Innovation Center Chicago

Jerry Goldstein
Retired Executive Vice-President
JP Morgan Chase

Paul Gross
Retired CIO
Schwans

Doug Hanslip
Career Counsel
Hanslip Group Career Consulting

Jennifer Hill
Senior Manager
Centric Consulting

Janice Howse
District Sales Manager
Grainger

Dave Jordan
Account Manager
Thomson Reuters Corporation

Pete Karakosta
Director - National Accounts
American Transport Group, LLC

Ray Kim
Past President
Korean American Chamber of Commerce

Linda Klute
Senior Partner/Engagement Partner Retired
Tatum, a Randstad Company

Alicia Mendoza
Graduate Student Representative
Marketing, 2016, NEIU
M.B.A, 2018, NEIU

Luis Diaz-Perez
External Affairs Manager
Commonwealth Edison Company

J. Todd Phillips
Founder and CEO
Parson Partners

Martin D. Rule
MST, CPA, CFP

Christopher Sulla
Director, Global IT
Sensient Technologies Corporation

George Vukotich
Senior Vice President of Programming
1871

Tom White
Retired CEO
Zurich Financial Asia

2018-2019 Meeting Dates

All meetings are scheduled for 7:30-9 a.m.

September 7, 2018
November 16, 2018
January 25, 2019
April 19, 2019