Staff


Alya Adamany Woods

Executive Director, ChicagoNEXT

Leroy Allala

Executive Vice President, Chicago Sister Cities International

Sean Anderson

Communications Associate

Tom Bartkoski

Director of International Business Development

Ben Berlin

Director of Corporate Partnerships

Lori Bush

Vice President of Business Development

Phoebe Chen

Anchor Relationship Manager, CASE

Genevieve Coady

Executive Vice President, Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs

Nilla Cooper

Financial Accounting Consultant

Dennis Craig

Chief Operating Officer

Kyle DeGiulio

Director of Business Development

Ieva Dilytė

Senior Manager of International Programs, Chicago Sister Cities International

JoAnn Eckmann

Special Projects Coordinator (Consultant)

Valerie Egon

Manager of Research

Amy Ellingson

Research Analyst

Ashley Renee Evans

Business Relationship Manager, CASE

Myrna Farmer

Administrative Chief of Staff

Paula Galbraith

Financial Accounting Consultant

Vernita Gary

Administrative Assistant

Terrance Hall

Manager of Cluster Growth

Thomas Hulseman

Managing Director, Metro Chicago Exports

Iryna Iakusheva

Metro Chicago Exports

Benjamin Kelner

Director, Strategy and External Relations, Chicago Sister Cities International

Abin Kuriakose

Program Manager, ChicagoNEXT

Alejandro Leza

Program Manager, CASE

Jennifer Lowe

Executive Assistant to President & CEO

Joy Lyu Monahan

General Counsel and Director of Special Projects

Anel Montes

Director of International Programs, Chicago Sister Cities International

Nitika Nautiyal

Executive Director, CASE

Jimmy Odom

Director of Inclusive Entrepreneurship, ChicagoNEXT

Shumeca Pickett

Director of Civic Partnerships

Lisa Reijula

Program Manager, Metro Chicago Exports

Yolanda Richards

Manager of Business Development

Maggie Rosado

Senior Administrative Assistant

Ayris Scales

Vice President, Plan for Economic Growth & Jobs

Carrie Simmons

Director of Operations and Human Resources

Andrew Spinelli

Director of Global Strategic Initiatives

Christal Stinson

Chief Development Officer

Mary Sudie

Financial Accounting Consultant

Erin Sullivan

Manager of Workforce Development

Karley Sweet

Public Relations Specialist (Consultant)

Tanya Tan

Associate Director of International Business Development

Adrienne Tongate

Deputy Director, Chicago Sister Cities International

Benjamin Van Loon

Communications Manager

Dennis Vicchiarelli

Executive Vice President of Business Development

Jessica Wiltse

Communications Manager

Kathryn Yaros

Anchor Relationship Manager, CASE