Leadership

The Junior League of Chicago is governed by our Board of Directors and Executive Officers, all of whom are volunteer members of the League.

The Junior League of Chicago’s Board of Directors derives its authority from and is accountable to the League membership. The Board of Directors acts in the best interest of the League through the exercise of the duties of Care, Loyalty, and Obedience, with a sound understanding of legal & fiduciary responsibilities.

Board members lead by example through contributions to the JLC’s Annual Fund, other JLC funds, participate in community initiatives, and attend JLC development events in order to encourage League-wide participation. As the League’s governing board, they ensure adherence to the mission, vision, and set the strategic plan.

Below is a list of our current Executive Officers and Board of Directors for the 2021-2022 League year:

Executive Officers of the Junior League of Chicago

  • President: Melissa Schumacher
  • Executive Vice President: Jacqueline Zimmerman
  • Senior Vice President of Strategy: Taylor Trovillion
  • Treasurer: Kate Major
  • Recording Secretary: Bridgette Lobdell

Junior League of Chicago Board of Directors

  • Advocacy Director: Rebekah Bueschel
  • Board Member-at-Large: Kristin Olson
  • Board Member-at-Large: Lisa Allen
  • Board Member-at-Large: Beckley Maggio
  • Board Member-at-Large: Kara Goodbrand
  • Diversification Director: Colleen Carrillo
  • Executive Vice President-Elect: Becky Hogan
  • Fundraising Director: Courtney Cooke
  • Nominating Director: Jane Heistand

Our Management Committee

Management Committee members lead by example through contributions to the Junior League’s Annual Fund, other JLC funds, participation in community initiatives, and attendance at JLC events in order to encourage League-wide participation.

  • Event Development Vice President: Hayley Rawers
  • Event Development Vice President: Jax Turnya Fetters
  • Fund Development Vice President: Kathleen Jenkins
  • Advocacy Vice President: Kristin Bernhard
  • Advocacy Vice President-Elect: Erika Kowall
  • Budget Vice President: Jessica Bonham
  • Community Vice President: Genevieve Fabisch
  • Community Vice President-Elect: Cristina Galvan
  • Diversification Director-Elect: Colleen Carrillo
  • Diversification Director-Elect: Anika Allen
  • Education and Training Vice President: Cara Stern
  • Education and Training Vice President-Elect: Sarah Kimmer
  • Facilities Chair: Damaris Aquino
  • Communications Vice President: Lacey Ehrlich
  • Membership Vice President: Carly McGuire
  • Membership Vice President: Michelle Jones
  • Nominating Director-Elect: Patrice Gramberg
  • Personnel Vice President: Amy Marchlen
  • Project Development Vice President: Elizabeth Kennedy
  • Project Development Vice President: Kristen Grisius
  • Senior Vice President of Strategy-Elect: Margaret Devlin
  • Sustainer Vice President: Melissa Cherbak
  • Sustainer Vice President: Jennifer Luby
  • Technology Vice President: Jennessa Tabba
  • Technology Vice President: Kamaria Campbell
  • Treasurer-Elect: Julia Byers

Become a Leader in the Junior League of Chicago

To learn about available leadership opportunities, please review the JLC Leadership Manual and be sure to complete the Application.