Leadership Council
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The ITA Leadership Council is a unified voice for the Chicago technology industry.
Composed of over 30 of Chicago's key tech leaders, the ITA Leadership Council works to build connections, share expertise and establish a unified voice for the Chicago technology industry.
The Council provides big-picture thinking to help drive programming, investment and policy for the ITA and the tech community at large.  Members of the Leadership Council work with their peers to influence the programs and initiatives that will help grow Chicago into a top tier tech hub.
In addition, the Leadership Council has responsibility for approving the slate of ITA Board of Directors each year.

Leadership Council

Lisa Agona
Chief Marketing Officer
Ensono

Choon Auk Quek
Head of Cloud Platform - North Central & Canada
Google

Jeremie Bacon**
Chief Executive Officer
Imagineer

Denise Bindelglass
Head of People
ActiveCampaign

Dorie Blesoff
Chief People Officer
Relativity

Sean Brown
Chief Executive Officer
YCharts

Scott Clements
Chief Executive Officer
OneSpan

Daniel Contreras
Technology Strategist
Microsoft

Brian Crannell
SVP, Corporate Development
Knowles

Ash ElDifrawi
Chief Commercial & Customer Experience Officer
Redbox

Elise Fleischaker
Vice President, Marketing
Trading Technologies

Laura Frerichs
Director Research Park
University of Illinois

Jim Gagnard
Executive Chair
Vertex Analytics

Kayne Grau
EVP, Sales
TradeRev

Tina Gravel**
SVP, Global Channels 
Cyxtera

Dennis Grunt
Director, Midwest
Silicon Valley Bank

John Higginson**
Chief Technology Officer
Enova

Fred Hoch**
General Partner & Co-Founder
TechNexus Venture Collaborative

Jason Holmes
Chief Operating Officer
Showpad

Terry Howerton
Chief Operating Officer
TechNexus Venture Collaborative

Stacey Kacek**
Chief Executive Officer
One Plus Systems

Julia Kanouse**
Chief Executive Officer
Illinois Technology Association (ITA)

Amanda Lannert**
Chief Executive Officer
Jellyvision

Kelly Manthey**
Chief Executive Officer
Solstice

Matt Miller
Chief Financial Officer
Centro

Ryan Milligan**
Partner
ParkerGale

Chris Morgan
Managing Partner
Lantern Partners

Jodi Navta
Chief Marketing Officer
SMS Assist

Matt Nicklin
Managing Director
First Analysis

Palak Jain
Chief Technology Officer
Peak6

Agatha Rymanowska
SVP Enterprise Operations
Conversant

Eric Wasowicz
Advisor / Investor
The Greenbrier Group

Jason Weingarten
Chief Executive Officer
Yello

Peter Wilkins
Managing Director
Hyde Park Angels

Betsy Ziegler
Chief Executive Officer
1871

**Denotes ITA Board Director

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