Executive Committee & Trustees

The Trust is a dedicated team of individuals who strive to make good happen every day. We are honored, challenged and inspired by the daily opportunities to help make change in our communities. We look forward to connecting with you.

Mural in Auburn Gresham neighborhood.
Photo: A Rahmann Statik mural in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood.

Executive Committee

For over a century, The Chicago Community Trust has been guided by a dedicated Executive Committee made up of our region’s civic leaders who have led the wise use of donor advised and endowed funds for the benefit of millions of residents who call our region home. 

  • James Reynolds, Jr.

    Executive Committee Chair

    James “Jim” Reynolds, Jr. is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Loop Capital. He currently serves on the boards of buildOn, Chicago United,…

  • Bryan Traubert

    Executive Committee Vice-Chair

    Bryan Traubert is chairman of the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, a philanthropy dedicated to equalizing opportunity in Chicago. A practicing ophthalmologist in Chicago for over 30…

  • Leslie Bluhm

    Executive Committee Member

    Leslie Bluhm is founder and president of Chicago Cares Inc., a nonprofit volunteer service organization. Chicago Cares builds stronger communities in Chicago through volunteerism and…

  • Martin Cabrera, Jr.

    Executive Committee Member

    Martin Cabrera is the CEO and Founder of Cabrera Capital Markets (CCM) and Cabrera Capital Partners (CCP).  Cabrera Capital Markets (CCM) provides global investment banking…

  • Omar Duque

    Executive Committee Member

    Omar Duque is president of The Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC), the premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives who…

  • Steven Koch

    Executive Committee Member

    Steven Koch served as Deputy Mayor of the City of Chicago from September 2012 to August 2017, leading key initiatives related to economic development, planning,…

  • Anne Ladky

    Executive Committee Member

    Anne Ladky is a nationally recognized expert on workforce development and higher education access, equal opportunity policy, job quality and issues affecting low-paid working women.…

  • Connie L. Lindsey

    Executive Committee Member

    Connie L. Lindsey is the former Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Northern Trust, Chicago.  Prior to her retirement in November,…

  • Renetta E. McCann

    Executive Committee Member

    Renetta McCann is the chief talent officer at Leo Burnett, where she leads the agency’s people & culture department with oversight of the agency’s U.S.…

  • Ethan Meers

    Executive Committee Member

    Ethan Meers is a principal of Kinship Capital, responsible for building and managing Kinship’s long-duration multifaceted real estate portfolio. His responsibilities include managing commercial real…

  • Sandra Cordova Micek

    Executive Committee Member

    Sandra Cordova Micek is President & CEO of WTTW|WFMT, Chicago’s PBS station and classical music radio station. She has over 30 years of management experience…

  • Luis P. Nieto, Jr.

    Executive Committee Member

    Luis P. “Lou” Nieto, Jr. is president of Nieto Advisory, LLC, an advisory firm that works primarily with small and mid-cap consumer food companies. He…

  • Terry Peterson

    Executive Committee Member

    Terry Peterson is vice president of government affairs at Rush University Medical Center where he leads, develops, and implements federal, state, and local government relations…

  • Mary B. Richardson-Lowry

    Executive Committee Member

    Mary B. Richardson-Lowry is a former partner at Mayer Brown LLP, where she represented clients in general commercial transactions. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in…

  • Heather A. Steans

    Executive Committee Member

    Heather A. Steans chairs her family’s foundation, the Steans Family Foundation. From 2008 through February, 2021 she represented Illinois’ 7th District in the Senate.  As…

  • Margie Stineman

    Executive Committee Member

    Margie Stineman has diverse experience in nonprofit management and philanthropic leadership. Stineman began her career at Young and Rubicam, followed by roles at Esprit and…

  • Linda S. Wolf

    Executive Committee Member

    Linda S. Wolf retired as chairman and CEO of Leo Burnett Worldwide in April 2005 after a 27-year career with the global advertising agency. As…

Trustees

Five financial institutions manage a large portion of the Trust’s assets. Trustees appoints up to five members of the Executive Committee, approves other appointments, and advises on the development of the Trust.

  • David Casper

    Trustee

    David Casper is president and chief executive officer of trustee bank BMO Harris Bank, N.A. Mr. Casper began his career with BMO Financial Group working…

  • Rita Sola Cook

    Trustee

    Rita Sola Cook is a Managing Director and President of Bank of America Chicago, as well as Division Executive for the Midwest and Mid Atlantic…

  • Marsha Cruzan

    Trustee

    Marsha Cruzan is market president for trustee bank U.S. Bank in Chicago. Cruzan comes to U.S. Bank from J.P. Morgan where she had served since…

  • Michael O’Grady

    Trustee

    Michael O’Grady is chief executive officer and president and a member of the board of directors of trustee bank The Northern Trust Company. Prior to…

  • Curtis Reed, Jr.

    Trustee

    Curtis Reed is Managing Director and the Chicago Region Manager for JPMorgan Chase. He has 26 years of experience in the banking industry and 19…