Board of Directors

  • Chairperson: David Liebman, Merit Partners LLC
  • Vice-Chairperson: Kay Kneeland, Community Partner
  • Secretary: Mary Charuhas, Community Partner
  • Treasurer: Allen Berger, Plante Moran
  • Bill Almond, First Midwest Bank
  • Cinthya Barrera, Proctor and Gamble
  • Marvin Cooper, Cooper Retail Consulting Group
  • Brad Harper, Uline
  • Rocki Hunter, Zoro
  • Drew Janes, William Blair & Company
Directors Emeritus:
  • Steve Blinderman, Blinderman Construction Company, Chairman Emeritus
  • Jon Hirsch, Krügel Cobbles, Inc.
  • Rich Morris, The Veterinarian Cooperative
  • Edward Polen, EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc., Chairman 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