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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.


Michael Whalen, Paul Hastings LLP

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

Judy He, Haynes and Boone, LLP

Vice Chair:

Rachel Granneman, Illinois Power Agency

Immediate Past Chair:

Themi Rush, Berkeley Research Group

At-Large YPB Members:

Bide Akande, Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP
Corinne Biller, Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg LLP
Alex Chez, Attorney at Law
Sabreena El-Amin, City of Chicago Office of Inspector General
Kevin Gaffney, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Melissa Gold, Thompson Coburn LLP
Victor Herrera, Kopka Pinkus Dolin P.C.
Jenna Kim, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Ross Kloeber IV, Sidley Austin LLP
Cara Lawson, Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Anthony Lewis, Kovitz Shifrin Nesbit
Brandon Luczak, TransPerfect Legal Solutions
Kaitlin Salisbury, Board of Education of the City of Chicago
Elizabeth Sieber, Charles River Associates
Xiang Siow, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.
Tanmay Shukla, Enviromental Law & Policy Center
Steven Trubac, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Mikeisha M. Walker, Ropes & Gray LLP

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

Interested in learning more about the YPB and possibly joining this amazing group of young professionals in support of PILI? Learn more here »

For additional information about the YPB, please contact PILI’s Senior Manager for External Relations Lauren Harper at 312-832-5131 or by email.