James Lillis is the director of shared services for The Chicago Community Trust.
James leads the accounts payable and grants disbursement teams at the Trust, in addition to implementing process improvements and managing transformational projects. He joined the Trust after working for 13 years at Northern Trust in operations management, project management, and product development.
James has over a decade of experience managing multimillion dollar projects with over 30 project team members spread across three continents. Additionally, his prior experience includes asset management, risk management, and data governance.
James is currently a member of the Project Management Institute and a coach in the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO). He is originally from Rock Island, Illinois. He holds a BA from Saint Louis University, an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, and a certificate in process design from MIT.