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Name Title Business Community
Angela Adams Associate General Counsel for Immigration Indiana University School of Law Indianapolis, IN
Nihal Advani Founder & CEO Georama Chicago
Greg Baise President & CEO Illinois Manufacturers’ Associaion Oak Brook
Eira L. Corral City Clerk Village of Hanover Park Hanover Park
Gordhan Patel Chairman American Standard Circuits Inc., United Electronics West Chicago
Arthur R. Velasquez Chairman Azteca Foods Chicago
Megan Jacobs Chicago
Junaid Kalmadi Co-Founder, CEO San Francisco, CA
Joel Camacho Camacho Hardwood Flooring Chicago
Rich Carrigan President United Displaycraft Des Plaines
Robert Castillo Chef Harvest Moon Grille, International Wooden Spoon Catering, Tavern at the Park Chicago
Martin Cooper Co-Founder and Chairman Dyna LLC Del Mar, CA
Arnav Dalmia Founder & CEO Cubii Chicago
Jason Blumberg CEO & Managing Director Energy Foundry Chicago
Ashish Rangnekar CEO BenchPrep Chicago
Mike Rolfes Executive Director Renew Chicago Chicago
James W. Mabie Partner William Blair and Co. Chicago
Juan Montejano Business Banker Urban Partnership Bank Chicago
Sergio Morfin President Computer Wow Chicago
Colin Tysoe NWSOFA Schaumburg
Carla Edelston Senior Associate Director Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management Evanston
Andrea Fox Former Executive Director Hanover Park Chamber of Commerce Hanover Park
Dulce Garduno Owner DG Promo Design Chicago
Jai Shekhawat Founder and Former CEO Fieldglass, Inc. Chicago
Edward J. Wehmer President, CEO and Founder Wintrust Financial Corporation Rosemont
Steven Lefar CEO Applied Pathways Skokie
Dylan Lingelbach Former CTO Rentalutions Chicago
Rishi Shah CEO ContextMedia Inc. Chicago
Ellen Stirling Owner Lake Forest Shop Lake Forest
Rob Meyer CEO Numerical Algorithms Group Lisle
Maja Misheva Former Developer Pace University NYC, NY
David Vinca Founder & CEO eSpark Learning Chicago
Erik Kinnhammar Manager, International Programs Chicago Sister Cities International Chicago
Sylvia Miga Former Account Executive Pulido Sanchez Communications Chicago
Jaime Hernandez O&J Heating and Cooling Chicago
James Hill, Jr. Former Chairman & CEO Hill, Taylor LLC Chicago
Martin Cortez Martin Fire Places Chicago
Caroline T. Swinney Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity and Community Engagement UIC Chicago
Rigo Padilla Pérez Commission Member Illinois DREAM Fund Chicago
Walter Nathan Chairman RTC Chicago
Jennifer Tani Assistant Vice President Roosevelt University Chicago
Kenneth Stewart Former Personal Sales Representative Liberty Mutual Insurance Mokena
Dan Casey Founder Sterling Engineering, Inc. Elmhurst
Dr. Daniel Poratt Australian & New Zealand Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery Chicago
Dr. Walter Coffey Australian & New Zealand Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery Chicago
Keith Carman Vice President, Fulfillment Stand Fast Packaging Products Inc. Carol Stream
Tanya Cabrera Chair Illinois Dream Fund Chicago IL
Charles Wintersteen Immigration Attorney Charles Wintersteen & Associates Chicago
Scott D. Pollock Founding Partner Scott D. Pollock & Associates, P.C. Chicago
Alejandro Silva Co-Founder Evans Food Group Chicago
Susan Fortino-Brown Immigration Attorney Law Offices of Susan Fortino-Brown Chicago
Doug Whitley Former President & CEO Illinois Chamber of Commerce Chicago
Michael Fieweger Partner Baker & McKenzie LLP Chicago
Kalman Resnick Attorney Hughes Socol Piers Resnick & Dym, Ltd Chicago
Estelle Gonzales Walgreen Founder Historically Speaking News Lake Forest
John Bucksbaum CEO Bucksbaum Retail Properties Chicago
Richard Lariviere President The Field Museum Chicago
Trajko Papuckoski Board Member United Macedonian Diaspora Orange County, CA
Mercedes Badia-Tavas Of Counsel/Immigration Attorney Barnes & Thornberg, LLP Chicago
Theresa & Alberto Boni Paucar Founders Martin’s Mini-Market, Inc. Chicago
Renee Silverman VP Marketing Irv’s Luggage Mount Prospect
Dave Borris Co-Founder Hel’s Kitchen Catering Northbrook
Norm Bobins CEO & President Norman Bobins Consulting LLC Chicago
Rachel Bronson Former Vice President Chicago Council on Global Affairs Chicago
Martin Cabrera Jr. Founder & CEO Cabrera Capital Markets Chicago
Martin R. Castro President Castro Synergies, LLC Chicago
Alan Channing Former President & CEO Sinai Health System Chicago
Father Brendan Curran Catholic Businessmen for Immigration Reform Chicago
Omar Duque President & CEO Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chicago
Robert Easter President Emeritus University of Illinois Urbana
Hon. Jim Edgar Former Governor State of Illinois
Marc J. Gordon President & CEO Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association Chicago
Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider President DePaul University Chicago
Josh Hoyt Executive Director/Former Executive Director National Partnership for New Americans/Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights Chicago
Christopher G. Kennedy Former Chairman/Founder and Chairman University of Illinois Board of Trustees/Top Box Foods Chicago
Billy Lawless Owner The Gage, Acanto, the Dawson, and Beacon Tavern Chicago
Ken Lehman Managing Partner KKP Group, LLC Evanston
Elizabeth Lively Former Vice President, Government and External Affairs Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) Chicago
Patrick M. Magoon President & CEO Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago Chicago
Clare Muñana President Ancora Associates, Inc. Chicago
Ellen Rudnick Sr. Advisor on Entrepreneurship and Adjunct Professor University of Chicago Booth School of Business Chicago
Jesse Ruiz Partner Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Chicago
Mark Segal Former President & CEO/Former Public Policy Committee Chair The Habitat Company/Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce Chicago
Sam Toia President Illinois Restaurant Association Chicago
Maryjane A. Wurth Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer/CEO and President Illinois Hospital Association/Health Forum Chicago
Thomas P. Coffey CEO The Haymarket Group Chicago
James Sifuentes Vice President, Mission and Community Development Saint Anthony Hospital Chicago
Sarfaraz K. Niazi, PhD Founding Executive Chairman Adello Biologics, LLC (Formerly Therapeutics Proteins International, LLC) Chicago
Robert A. Salcedo Former President Therapeutics Proteins International, LLC Chicago
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by Lester Crown

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The Hill

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We must be prudent about our security and decent to residents and refugees at the same time.

by John Rowe

‘Dreamers’ are good for my company

and good for Illinois

As we have invested in DACA recipients through the schools and opportunities available in the U.S., they are in turn investing in our country.

by Martin P. Slark

Illinois hospitality industry needs the work ethic immigrants bring to the job

The men and women who serve us should be given the chance to continue contributing to our industry, our communities and our economy.

by Sam Toia
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