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John Raitt
Board Chairman

John Raitt

John Raitt is a retired Partner of Harris Associates L.P.   He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the firm and President of the Oakmark Funds from 2003 to 2010.  He also held several other positions at Harris, including Director of Research and Chief Operating Officer.   Before joining Harris Associates in 1986, he was an Investment Officer in the Private Placement Group at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company doing work on LBO, energy and other private equity financings. Raitt earned a B.A. in economics from Williams College (1978) and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University (1980). He has thirty-seven years of investment experience and is a CFA charter holder. Raitt has served on the Board of Trustees of Holy Trinity High School since 2000, including 3 years as Board Chair.  He also serves on the St. Olaf College Board of Regents and the Advisory Board for Svoboda Capital Partners.

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.

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

Michael Crowley – Immediate Past Chair
Co-Founder and CEO, Michael & Michael

David J. Marquardt – Treasurer
Managing Director, Riveron

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.

Mark D. Gerstein – Officer
Partner, Latham & Watkins

Gregory G. Simoncini – Officer
Principal, Simoncini Strategies

Ann Lennon – Officer
Managing Director, Accenture

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

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


Sue Benton
Partner, Butler Rubin Salterelli & Boyd LLP

Phil Bierman
Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Kevin Coleman
General Manager, Edelman Health

Joan Evans
Director, Prosper Road Foundation

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

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

Larry A. Green
President, LAGLAW

Marcelo Halpern
Partner, Perkins Coie LLP

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

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

Edward G. Lance, IV
Adjunct Faculty, Loyola University

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

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

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

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

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
Harrison I. Steans

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

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