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Youth Guidance’s Becoming a Man (BAM) Advisory Council is composed of individuals who are committed to helping young men in Chicago’s schools. Each council member has a strong desire be actively involved in solving the issues these youth face. Each devotes time, talent and expertise to the current and future work of the program.

We’d like to extend a very special thank you to all BAM Advisory Council members for their tireless support!

Mark Gerstein, Advisory Council Co-Chair & Board Director, Partner, Latham & Watkins

Torrence Hinton, Advisory Council Co-chair & Board Director, Director of Operations & Maintenance, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

Terrell Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, Friend Family Health Center

Drew Beres, Attorney, Kirkland & Ellis LLP

David Brint, CEO, Brinshore Development

Greg Cadichon, Owner, Rebound Fitness & Rehabilitation

Michael Cassel, Senior Director, Boeing Global Engagement, Great Lakes Region, Boeing

Jadine Chou, Chief Safety & Security Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Don Cooke, Senior Vice President of Philanthropy, Robert R. McCormick Foundation

Stephen Cruise, Co-Head of Industrial Corporate Advisory, Greenhill

John DeCaro, Founding Principal, Elementum Advisors, LLC

Zachary Fardon, Partner, King & Spalding LLP

Mike Flores, Retired, Senior Vice President, McDonald’s

Kimberly Flynn,  Managing Director, Alternative Investments, XA Investments

Brent Gledhill, Global Head of Investment Banking, William Blair & Company LLC

Michael Harris, Managing Director, CIBC

David Helms, Managing Director, Waller Helms Advisors

Zachary Judd, Partner, Corporate Department, Latham & Watkins LLP

Michael Macakanja, Managing Partner, J.P. Morgan

Scott Myers, Retired Executive Director World Sport Chicago

Timothy O’Gara, Founder, Shannon Advisors LLC

Honorable Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County Board President

Jason Quintana, Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

John R. Raitt, Retired Partner of Harris Associates, LP

Arnaldo Rivera, Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Public Schools

David Solow, Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Andrew Spinelli, Director of Global Strategic Initiatives, World Business Chicago

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

Karen Van Ausdal, Director of Practice, CASEL

Kim Van Horn, Chief Administrative Officer, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation

Robert S. Vihon, Partner, Worsek & Vihon LLP

Alonzo Williams, Chief Program Officer, Chicago Park District

Rob Womsley, Partner, Water Street

Elizabeth Yntema, Community Leader