Mr. Brian Caffarelli, Strategic Talent Solutions, Chair
Ms. Gabrielle Buckley, Vedder Price P.C., Vice Chair
Mr. Kevin Lampe, Kurth Lampe, Secretary
Mr. Corey Friedman, Financial Services Professional, Treasurer

Board Members

Ms. Adi Altshuler, Esq., Northwestern University, School of Law
Mr. John Ambrogi, Partridge IP Law
Mr. Neal Ball, Advisor to Corporations
Ms. Simone M. Baptiste, Before & After
Mr. Steve Bynum, Chicago Public Media, Worldview
Ms. Linda F. Cushman, Human Resources Professional
Mr. George T. Drost , Drost  Kivlahan McMahon & O’Connor LLC
Mr. Manny Flores, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Mr. Daniel Goff, Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Mr. Joe Goldberg, AKPD Message and Media
Ms. Perri L. Irmer, Gary Harris Private Client Group
Ms. Michelle Kristula-Green, Leo Burnett
Ms. Lucy Chen Kruse, Darrow Global Consulting
Mr. Craig LaMay, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism
Ms. Lydia Lazar, NIRA 1920, LLC
Ms. Katie Merrell, Social & Scientific Systems Inc.
Mrs. Joan Miller, Miller, Miller & Co
Dr. Elif Oker, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Ms. Greta Pope, International Entertainer
Ms. Carol Rappel, Retired, Motorola
Mr. Louis P. Vitullo, Retired, Wildman Harrold

Board Committees

  • Ad Hoc
  • Board Development
  • Community Relations
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Homestay
  • Marketing & Fundraising
  • Public Relations

Interested in joining the WorldChicago Board of Directors? Contact Peggy Parfenoff at or call 312.254.1800 x101.