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New Leaders Council

New Leaders Council Chicago

NLC Chicago was founded in 2009. You can follow the Chicago Chapter on Facebook and on Twitter.

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Chapter Directors | Executive Board and Roles | Advisory Board and Roles | Elected Officials and Dignitaries | Fellows | Alumni | Previous Leadership


New Leaders Council is only possible because of our tremendous volunteers and supporters in communities across the country. 

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 Meet the 2016 Fellows:

 ~ Take a look at our previous classes ~

Class of 2015:

Class of 2014:

Class of 2013:

Class of 2012:

Class of 2011:

Class of 2010:

  ~ Meet our previous leadership ~

Chapter Directors

Connie Kresge,
Nora Gruenberg,

Chicago Executive Board and Roles

Sunny Williams, Communications
Anne Klingeberger, Communications
Ryan O'Leary, Curriculum
Marlon Cummings, Curriculum
Hicham Zerhouni, Curriculum
Jourdan Sorrell, Finance & Fundraising
Eloise Bahrmasel, Finance & Fundraising
Tejas Shah, Finance & Fundraising
Gisella Faggi, Mentorship
Rachel Arfa, Alumni
Kibby JC, Alumni
Chelsea Sprayregen, Alumni
Mary Miro, Recruitment
Jack Bentley, Recruitment
Morlie Patel, Recruitment
Kevin Borgia, Selections
Traci Thibodeaux, Selections
Katrina Weimholt, By-Laws & Advisory Board Liaison
Allyson Gold, At Large
Pete Kalenik, Ex Officio

Chicago Advisory Board and Roles

Pam Bozeman-Evans, Member
Adam Crouch, Member
Anna Edwards, Member
Adolfo Hernandez, Member
Rachel Hoge, Member
Pete Kalenik, Member
Kevin Lampe, Member
Marquell Smith, Member
Jay Vincent, Member
Katrina Weimholt, Member

Elected Officials and Dignitaries that support our NLC mission in Chicago

John Arena, Alderman City of Chicago
James Cappelman, Alderman, City of Chicago
Manuel Flores, Former Alderman City of Chicago
Bridget Gainer, Cook County Commissioner (IL)
Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Cook County Commissioner (IL)
Ricardo Munoz, Alderman City of Chicago
Stephanie Neely, Treasurer, City of Chicago
Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President (Chicago)
Mike Quigley, US Congressman (IL)
Scott Waguespack, Alderman City of Chicago
Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Treasurer
Representative Mike Smiddy of Illinois 71st District
Kurt Summers, Treasurer, City of Chicago
Carlos Rosa, Alderman, City of Chicago

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New Leaders Council is a 501 (c) (3) public charity dedicated to educating a new generation of leaders and to providing those leaders with the tools they need to succeed. NLC does not engage in political or legislative activities of any kind, does not support or oppose any candidate for public office, and serves only as an educational leadership training ground.