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Board of Directors

BUILD is fortunate to have a Board of Directors that not only bears the ultimate responsibility for setting policy and holding fiduciary responsibility for the agency, but does so out of deep commitment to the mission, values and vision of the agency. BUILD staff is grateful for their leadership and their investment of time, expertise and resources.

Board of Directors


Howard "Bud" SchwarzbachVin Chicago



Christine Bakalar - BakHome Development, LLC.

Robert J. Emanuel -  Attorney at Law

John G. Kaphusman - Gaming & Entertainment Management -

Illinois LLC

Siobhan SandersNuveen Investments

John A. NitschkeDr. Scholl Foundation



Steven Abbey-  Huntington National Bank

John Blackburn - Standard Bank & Trust Company

Malaika K. Caldwell - Ice Miller LLP 

Theodore Cappelen - Clear Candle

Marlow ColvinComEd

Bennie Currie-  Intrepid Wealth Partners, LLC

Tom DeckerMB Financial

Pete Henley - PricewaterhouseCoopers

William Housey, Jr. - First Trust Portfolios, 

Jin IvacicGlanbia Nutritionals

Steven Laduzinsky - Laduzinsky & Associates, P.C.

Scott Lieber - Willis of Illinois

Stephen Miles -Livingstone Partners

Paulo Oliveira - Caterpillar, Inc.

James Ramos - City Colleges of Chicago

William A. Schwers - Peoples Home Equity, Inc.

Jack Segal - Comcast Corporation

Shruti Sekhri - Slalom Consulting

Patricia S. Spratt- Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County

Mark Wojcik - PSAV


Executive Director

Adam M. Alonso, MSW