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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, Vice President of Operations, Peoples Gas

James Anderson, Chief Executive Officer, Waller Helms Advisors

Terrell Anderson, Chief Operating Officer, Friend Family Health Center

Drew Beres, Founding Partner, Croke Fairchild Morgan & Beres

David Brint, CEO, Brinshore Development

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 Gold, Chief Operating Officer, Pine Tree

Larry Green, Certified Career Transition Coach, Challenger, Gray, and Christmas

Michael Harris, Senior Vice President, Wintrust Financial Corporation

David Helms, Managing Director, Waller Helms Advisors

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

Edward G. Lance, IV, Senior Counsel, Archer Daniels Midland

Michael Macakanja, Managing Partner, J.P. Morgan

Saumil Mehta, SVP & Asst. General Counsel, Gogo

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, Mayer Brown LLP

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

Arnaldo Rivera, Chief Operating Officer, Chicago Public Schools

John Schmidt, Senior Managing Director, Accenture

Patrick Schweska, Director of Government Affairs and Public Affairs, Great Lakes Coca-Cola Bottling

David Solow, Vice President, Goldman Sachs

Andrew Spinelli, Director, Brunswick Group

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

Alonzo Williams, Chief Program Officer, Chicago Park District

Edwin M. Wittenstein, Partner, Worsek & Vihon LLP

Rob Womsley, Partner, Water Street

Elizabeth Yntema, President, Dance Data Project