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Michael Crowley
Board Chairman

Michael Crowley

Michael Crowley brings more than 20 years of professional experience to Youth Guidance's Board of Directors. His areas of expertise include legal, strategic and operations leadership, as well as many years of service as a labor and employment litigator in both the private and public sectors. Crowley has served as Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel for two private companies—an international design firm and a venture capital backed technology startup company. Fueled by a strong commitment to education, he has also served as Loyola University adjunct faculty, teaching post-baccalaureate courses in employment law and litigation. In recent years, Crowley has pursued more entrepreneurial endeavors and is currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Michael & Michael, a Chicago-based, boutique beauty business.

Youth Guidance is governed by a 33-member Board of Directors representing expertise in various sectors of law, finance, education, psychology, medicine, business management, and consulting.  Our Board meets regularly, as do several active board committees.

Mark D. Gerstein – Immediate Past Chair
Partner, Latham & Watkins

David J. Marquardt – Treasurer
Partner, Assurance Services, Ernst & Young LLP

Scott D. Myers – Immediate Vice Chairman
Executive Director, World Sport Chicago (Retired)

Jennifer A. Naber – Secretary
Partner, Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and Tominberg, Ltd.

Gregory G. Simoncini – Officer
Principal, Simoncini Strategies

John R. Raitt – Officer
Partner of Harris Associates, LP (Retired)

Ann Lennon – Officer
Managing Director, Accenture

Stuart A. Taylor II -Officer
Chairman and CEO, The Taylor Group


Sue Benton
Partner, Butler Rubin Salterelli & Boyd LLP

Floyd G. Carroll II
Post Secondary Education Specialist, Dept. of College & Career Preparation, Chicago Public Schools

Joan Evans
Director, Prosper Road Foundation

Georgianna Gleason, Honorary
Executive Director, Episcopal Charities and Community Services

Larry A. Green
President, LAGLAW

Marcelo Halpern
Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

Georgina E. Heard
Deputy Director of Strategic Planning, State of Illinois

Edward G. Lance, IV
Senior Counsel, McDonalds’s Corporation

Peter B. McNitt
Vice Chair, Bankcorp, Inc., BMO Harris Bank

Jim Mills
President and General Manager of Illinois and Wisconsin, Sprint

Sheila Owens
Vice President, Economic Development, ComEd

Matthew Parr
Partner, PJT Partners

Richard D. Patterson

Paul C. Reilly
Managing Director, Division Executive of the Central North Division, U.S. Trust.

Harry B. Rosenberg, Jr.
Managing Director, J.P Morgan Private Bank

Angelique Sallas, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist

Travis Sullivan
Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Boeing

Dana Mara Thompson, M.D.
Division Head, Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Douglas K. Walker
Managing Director, Stewart Adair Shumate, LLC

Jeffrey S. Wright
Principal & Associate General Counsel, GTCR

Elizabeth Yntema
Community Leader


Delmar F. Bloem
Kenyon D. Bowes.
Frances G. Carroll, Ed.D.
Sidney Cheresh
E. David Coolidge III
Carl F. Dill
George D. Miller
Scott K. Shelton
Harrison I. Steans

For more information about the Youth Guidance Board of Directors, please contact Chief Development Officer, Rebecca Clarkin.

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