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Ann Lennon
Board Chair

Ann Lennon

Ann is a Managing Director in Accenture’s Life Science practice.  She joined Accenture in 1988 becoming a Partner in 2001.  Over her 29-year career with Accenture, she has worked with clients in the Consumer Products, Healthcare and Life Sciences. She specializes in working with clients to deliver multi-year, complex information technology programs. Ann also contributes to developing Accenture’s internal capabilities and quality management initiatives. Ann joined Youth Guidance’s Board of Directors in 2012 and has served on the Program Strategy Committee, the Executive Committee and Chair of the WOW Advisory Council. She has been active with the WOW program at Youth Guidance since its inception in 2012 and has chaired the WOW Advisory Council Chair since 2014. Ann and her family live in Riverside and she enjoys spending time with her husband and three children as well as volunteering in community organizations. She also has served as a Girl Scout Troop leader and is active in her local church. Ann received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Computer Science from St. Mary’s College, Notre Dame in 1988 and joined Accenture shortly after graduation.

Youth Guidance is governed by a 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.

Ann Lennon – Board Chair
Managing Director, Accenture

John R. Raitt – Immediate Past Chair
Partner of Harris Associates, LP (Retired)

Joan Evans – Officer
Director, Prosper Road Foundation

Mark D. Gerstein – Officer
Partner, Latham & Watkins

Torrence Hinton – Officer
Director of Operations & Maintenance, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas

Edward G. Lance, IV – Officer
Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University

David J. Marquardt – Treasurer
Managing Director, Riveron

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

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

Gregory G. Simoncini – Officer
Principal, Simoncini Strategies


Sue Benton
Partner, Butler Rubin Salterelli & Boyd LLP

Phil Bierman
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kevin Coleman
General Manager, Edelman Health

Rodrigo Garcia
Chief Investment Officer & Chief Financial Officer, Illinois State Treasury

Kate Gebo
Executive Vice President Human Resources and Labor Relations, United Airlines

Marcelo Halpern
Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

David Helms
Managing Director, Waller Helms Advisors

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

Scott D. Myers
Retired Executive Director, World Sport Chicago

Matthew Parr
Partner, PJT Partners

Richard D. Patterson

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

Lisa Schrader
Head of Operations, Chief of Staff, Luminary Media

Tara Simon
Senior Vice President, Merchandising, ULTA Beauty

Fabian Souza
Senior Vice President & Corporate Controller, Exelon Corporation

Travis Sullivan
Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Boeing

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

Robert Vihon
Partner, Worsek & Vihon LLP

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

Diane Whatton
Head, Community Giving, BMO Harris Bank

Audrey Williams-Lee
Vice President, Corporate Human Resources and Global Philanthropy, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Jeffrey S. Wright
Principal & Associate General Counsel, GTCR

Vicki Znavor
Executive Managing Director and Chief Human Resources Officer, CIBC


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

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

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