Kevin Holme has more than 25 years of management experience in banking and financial markets at large firms including Bank of America, BP PLC, and Bank of Montreal. In his most recent role at MB Financial, he was responsible for developing a client-driven fixed income derivative and hedging solutions business for middle market clients at the mid-sized Chicago institution. Kevin has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors at KIPP Ascend in Chicago. Kevin earned a BA in Economics from Michigan State University and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Prashant Kolluri is an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois. Prior to that, he was an associate at the Chicago office of McDermott Will & Emery LLP where he specialized in complex commercial litigation and class actions. Before law school, Prashant taught high school math for two years through the New York City Teaching Fellows program. He holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, an MS in Mathematics Education from St. John’s University, and a JD from Washington University.
Susan Goldman received a BA from Barnard and a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh. Now in her work, Susan’s research interests are in learning and assessment in subject matter domains such as literacy, mathematics, history and science. She also is interested in roles for technologies in supporting assessment, instruction, and learning; digital literacy assessment; multiple source comprehension; technology supports for learning; educational change and teacher learning; and discourse analytic methodologies.
Leonidas Stellakis is a Principal an owner of ARCO/Murray, a full-service design/build general contractor. He has worked in the design and construction industry for 12 years and has helped ARCO/Murray expend and diversify their business. Lee and his wife Jordan are city of Chicago residents who enjoy keeping their three kids (Marie, Jack, and Frankie) out of trouble. Lee has been involved with a handful of initiatives to increase educational access including funding the Bike Ride for the Kids, Lego First, and Bottom Line. He earned a BA in Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MS in Structural Engineering from Stanford University.
Stacey D. Mitchell is a cisgender, Black woman, wife and mother of three from the South Side of Chicago. Stacey is the Founder of SAGEli [sayj – lee] Consulting, which specializes in organizational development, talent management and coaching in a way that yields greater diversity, equity, inclusiveness (DEI) to achieve positive social impact. Stacey’s career began as a 6th grade Reading, Language Arts and Social Studies teacher, where she was selected as Teacher of the Year by her peers. Since then, she has worked in service of marginalized communities in her roles as the Senior Managing Director of Staff DEI at Teach For America, Vice President of People and Equity at Educators for Excellence and most recently as the head of the Obama Foundation’s People department. She graduated with distinction from the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign.
Reggie Moore is a strategic sales and marketing leader with more than 20 years of experience in the food and beverage industry. Currently, he serves as the Senior Vice President of sales, marketing & innovation at Land O’Frost. In this role, he is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of strategies that support the company’s business goals and growth initiatives. Reggie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in marketing from Morehouse College and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Strategy from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. Prior to joining Chicago Collegiate, Reggie served on the board of directors for Grace Lutheran School and Leap Empowers.
Anna Kucaj is an educational consultant focused on school reform initiatives involving the creation of new school models, including charter and federally-funded magnet schools. Her clients are school districts and state education agencies across the country seeking to provide high-quality school options for students and families. Prior to this work, Dr. Kucaj served as Charter Authorization and Special Projects Manager for the Tennessee Achievement School District (ASD) where she was responsible for the refinement and execution of the ASD’s annual charter authorization process, intended to turn around the lowest-performing schools across the state. Dr. Kucaj has held teaching positions in the Los Angeles and San Jose Unified School Districts. She earned a B.S. in Agricultural Science from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, an M.ED. from UCLA, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy from Vanderbilt University.
David Wales is a recently-retired executive, having spent 35 years in the financial services industry with GCM Grosvenor, a Chicago-based alternatives investment firm, and Bank of Montreal. David received his B.A. (Economics) from the University of British Columbia and holds both the Chartered Financial Analyst (C.F.A.) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (C.A.I.A) designations.
Dwetri Addy leads Google Staffing’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategy team. She has built a career around understanding the needs of stakeholders and connecting them with the opportunities, products, and services that meet those needs. Across the many roles Dwetri has had, equity, diversity, and inclusion have always been situated at the core. After graduating from Princeton University, Dwetri joined Teach For America where she taught high school English in Los Angeles. Following her tenure in the classroom, Dwetri completed an MBA at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management where she focused on social entrepreneurship and marketing. She then went on to hone her business leadership skills by working in brand management at ConAgra Foods before she was recruited back to Teach For America to conceptualize, launch, and manage the organization’s first Community Partnerships team in Chicago. In that capacity, Dwetri led the team responsible for mapping, tracking, and managing key stakeholder relationships, as well as asset mapping Chicago’s lowest resourced neighborhoods in order to support improved teaching and student outcomes. She has leveraged her business acumen, expertise in equity, diversity, and inclusion, and management skills to now set the DEI strategy for Google’s global 3,000+ person staffing organization.