Board of Directors

  • Chairperson: Kay Kneeland, Community Partner
  • Vice-Chairperson: Brad Harper, Uline
  • Secretary: Drew Janes, William Blair
  • Treasurer: Allen Berger, Plante Moran
  • Bill Almond, First Midwest Bank
  • Kimberly Bertini, UI Health
  • Jim Biel, Community Partner
  • Jeff Cercy, AbbVie
  • Marvin Cooper, Cooper Retail Consulting Group
  • Mark Foster, Community Partner
  • Nataly Greiner, P&G
  • Rocki Hunter, FCB Chicago
  • Dan Kane, PGIM
  • Melanie McNeely, Timm & Garfinkel LLC
  • Marc Michelotti, Marc Partners LLC
  • Garth Sager, Chalet Landscaping, Nursery and Garden Center
Directors Emeritus:
  • Steve Blinderman, Blinderman Construction Company, Chairperson Emeritus
  • Mary Charuhas, Community Partner, Chairperson Emeritus
  • Jon Hirsch, Krügel Cobbles, Inc.
  • David Liebman, Merit Partners LLC, Chairperson Emeritus
  • Rich Morris, The Veterinarian Cooperative
  • Edward Polen, EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc., Chairperson Emeritus
  • Robert Render, Lakeside 360 Partners
  • Patrick Sullivan, Suss Consulting, Inc.

Come every day. Keep coming even after you get your diploma, because YBLC is still there for you. Don’t take this opportunity for granted because they care.

Jamaica, YBLC alum

Stay dedicated and strive for success. It’s not where you are but where you want to be.

Shemual, YBLC alum

It gets tough, but stick it out with a positive attitude. It will be worth it in the end.

Allison, YBLC alum