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Young Professionals Board

Established in 2017, PILI’s Young Professionals Board is a group dedicated to empowering PILI through fundraising and by serving as PILI’s ambassadors in their communities. Members are emerging leaders who have begun their professional careers in the past fifteen years.


Themi Rush, Berkeley Research Group

Chair-Elect & Liaison to PILI's Board of Directors:

Michael Whalen, Paul Hastings LLP

Vice Chair & Membership Chair:

Judy He, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Immediate Past Chair:

Steven Trubac, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

At-Large YPB Members:

Bide Akande, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Corinne Biller, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Sharon Calhoun, Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum & Nagelberg LLP
Alex Chez, Attorney at Law
Elizabeth Dudek, Charles River Associates
Sabreena El-Amin, City of Chicago Office of Inspector General
Kevin Gaffney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Melissa Gold, Thompson Coburn LLP
Rachel Granneman, Environmental Law & Policy Center
Victor Herrera, Kopka Pinkus Dolin P.C.
Jenna Kim, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Tae Kim, Freeborn & Peters LLP
Ross Kloeber IV, Sidley Austin LLP
Anthony Lewis, Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
Jean Liu, Kaufman Dolowich Voluck, LLP
Brandon Luczak, TransPerfect Legal Solutions
Kaitlin Salisbury, Board of Education of the City of Chicago
Xiang Siow, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.

You can meet and support the YPB at their annual fundraiser. Learn more »

If you have any questions or are interested in joining our YPB, please contact PILI’s Senior Manager for External Relations Lauren Harper at 312-832-5131 or by email.