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    Brad Keywell

    Founder & Chairman, Chicago Ideas and Founder & CEO, Uptake

    Rahm Emanuel

    55th Mayor of the City of Chicago

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    Principal & Founder, Eagle Vista Partners

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    Founder & Chairman at Cresset Capital

    Carrie Kennedy

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    Rachel Graham

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    Ivy Tzur

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    Tom Packard

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    Isaac Israilevich

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    Mary McDonnell


    Denise Notz

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    Mel Safford

    Founder, Body Worship Workout; Sr. Director, Programming & Experience at WW

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    Julia Dilday

    Project Manager for the Bluhm/Helfand Social Innovation Fellowship

    Clayton Guse

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    Ross Peabody

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    Suzanne Singer

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    Gregg Latterman

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    Don Hahn


    Suzanne Sahloul

    Founder & Executive Director, Syrian Community Network

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    Jill Tarter

    Bernard M. Oliver Chair, SETI Institute

    David Anthony

    Managing Editor, Chicago Ideas

    Claire Lacy

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    Alexa Reghanti

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    Katie Valenti

    Catalina Marulanda

    Melissa Jesser

    Strategic Partnerships Associate

    Orrin Murray

    Director of Technology and R&D, UChicago Impact

    Chay Yew

    Artistic Director, Victory Gardens Theatre

    Teri Arvesu

    Vice President, Content, Univision Chicago

    Lindsay Knight

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    Michael Slaby

    Vanessa M. Buenger

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    Liz Lewis

    Director of Strategic Partnerships

    Daniela Moreno

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    Kevin Beerman

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    Sarah Ruth

    Executive Producer

    Jay Porter

    CEO, Revere

    Wendy Abrams

    Founder, Cool Globes, Inc.

    Rachel Winer

    President, Edelman Chicago

    Brooke Skinner Ricketts


    Jackie Kaplan-Perkins

    Midwest Director, Human Rights Watch

    Bob Teitel

    Partner, State Street Pictures

    Harriet Seitler

    CMO, OWN

    Holly Copeland

    Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability & Impact, Horizon Therapeutics

    Heidi Mitchell


    David Burstein

    Founder, Run for America & Generation18

    Matthew Summy

    Regional Vice President, External Affairs, Comcast

    Rina Ranalli

    Editorial Director

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    Network & Communications Manager, BHSI

    Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot

    Co-Chairperson, Chicago Ideas; 56th Mayor of the City of Chicago

    Jacolyn Bucksbaum

    Co-Founder, The Focus Foundation

    Madison Crompvoets

    Megan McDonald Paulson

    Executive Director

    Grace Piotrowski

    Strategic Partnerships Associate