Ambassadors Council

WHO WE ARE

The Ambassadors Council is a network of young professionals from various industries across Chicago committed to supporting First Tee’s mission by dedicating their time and financial resources to building awareness in the community by volunteering at programs and supporting the organization through fundraising activities.

WHY JOIN

Ambassadors Council members gain valuable non-profit and fundraising experience, plan and attend golf events and social occasions, meet like-minded individuals, have the opportunity to network with prominent members of the community, and most importantly have an opportunity to make a positive and lasting difference in the lives of the youth we serve.

In the last four years the Ambassadors Council helped raise over $375,000 for First Tee – Greater Chicago!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Ambassadors Council, please COMPLETE THIS FORM. For more information, please reach out to Jane Seder at [email protected]. Please note, new members are accepted on an annual basis.

2024 AMBASSADORS COUNCIL MEMBERS

  • Michael Allen, Ernst & Young
  • Linkon Altman, UBS
  • Brian Anderson, UL
  • Joe Anderson, Deloitte
  • Rohan Andresen, Perkins Coie, LLP
  • Noah Apter, Restore Capital
  • Alex Arenkill, InSite Real Estate
  • Robby Bamberger, Baird
  • Madison Banas, Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation
  • Kevin Banks, Chicago Scholars
  • Michael Bechert, Nike
  • Grace Beitler,  Avathon Capital
  • Jacki Berardi, Miha Bodytec USA
  • Stephen Bergman, Fifth Third Bank
  • Sean Birt, Reed Smith LLP
  • Bailey Blethen, KPMG
  • Jeff Blethen, TOPS Products, LLC
  • Nick Bonfitto, DeepHow
  • Nick Brandt, ACP CreativIT
  • Jake Breymaier, Edelman
  • Sylvie Brick, The Advis Group
  • Jack Brown, Baker Tilly
  • Alex Burge, Excel Sports Management
  • Mack Burns, FoodBoss
  • Matt Buse, Bartlett Wealth Management
  • John Callahan, Fairway Capital Management
  • Pat Callahan, Deloitte Tax LLC
  • Patrick ‘Patch’ Cebrzynski, Basis Technologies
  • Brendan Chaves, Staffing Network LLC
  • Chris Childs, RLK Partners
  • Alex Chipparoni, KPMG
  • Andrew Cole, Gallagher
  • Frank Conlon, Deloitte
  • Jordon Cooper, Edgewater Funds
  • Daryl Corral, Hyatt
  • Alex Craig, Presidio
  • J.C. Craig, Jan Craig Headcovers
  • Ryan Craig, Conagra Brands
  • Tyler Dechter, Baum Realty Group
  • Joe Dellanina, Origami Capital Partners
  • Davis DeKorte, Kinzie Capital Partners, LLC
  • Jim Delaney, Opportunity International
  • Cassandra Diaz, Live Nation
  • Zach Dillard, CIBC
  • Claire Dougherty, West Monroe
  • Brett Dreier, Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA)
  • Scott Dunsire Jr., Melillio
  • Elizabeth Epstein, MikeWorldWide
  • Ernesto Flores, Guidehouse, Inc.
  • Ty Frost, West Monroe Partners
  • Alex George, Tyson
  • Anthony Giangrossi, Dynamic Colors, Inc.
  • Mark Gilloffo, Schafer Condon Carter
  • Jane (Gion) Moore, Alliance Bernstein (Secretary)
  • Thomas Girdler, Concentric Equity Partners
  • Ross Goffi, ParkerGale
  • John Gordy, Aspen Capital Group
  • Joel Graczyk, Dentons US LLP
  • Ryan Greene, Stout
  • Sanchi Gupta, Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Taylor Hampshire, Constellation Brands
  • Connor Harmon, Timber Hill Group LLC
  • Ryan Haskamp, Fiducient Advisors
  • Margaret Hickey, CIBC
  • Brendan Hopkins, Marquette Associates
  • Will Howson, Private Vista LLC
  • Evan Hunter, Ibotta, Inc.
  • Kirby Jackman, Ernst & Young
  • Luke Johnson, Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • Anthony Kestel, Aon
  • Michael Koehler, Algoma Capital
  • Max Komnenich, Lamar Johnson Collaborative
  • Adam Koszyk, Skydeck Capital
  • Alexandria Kotoch, KPMG
  • Liza Kraff, Scenery
  • Adam Krasowski, Ankura
  • Edward Kreienberg, Ryan Specialty Group
  • Bridget Lacey, StevenDouglas
  • Blake Lantero, City Capital Ventures
  • Bennett Lavin, Tallwoods Partners
  • Skylar Le Vine, Fifth Third Bank
  • Ed Lee, Waud Capital Partners
  • Jake Lesnik, RT Specialty Group
  • Tom Loch, RSM
  • Justin Lundy, Susquehana
  • Sam Mackenzie, Promus Equity Partners
  • Joe Madison, Adobe Advertising Cloud
  • John Paul Madison, KPMG
  • TC Malik, Prudent Pet Insurance
  • Mikey Mayers, IBM
  • Scott Meschnig, Ernst & Young
  • Will McCabe, Kocher Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Ted McCartan, Lurie Children’s Hospital
  • Kate McClung, Grainger
  • Matthew McLaughlin, Alliance Bernstein
  • Ryan Meczywor, University of Chicago
  • Zack Molnar, Empower Pharmacy (President)
  • Kevin Mulhern, Nuveen
  • Kevin Mullinger, PNC
  • Jenny Myslinski, FCB Chicago
  • Matt Naughton, Polsinelli PC
  • Kendall Navin, Kovitz
  • Chris Nelson, McDonald’s Corporation
  • Joseph Nordyke, Wintrust
  • Christopher O’Connell, Protiviti (Vice President)
  • Mackenzie O’Neil, Medline
  • Conor O’Rourke, RSM
  • Jeff Oblazny, Heitman
  • Chris Oehlerking, The Golf Practice
  • Nick Pandolfi, Google
  • Kelly Pawlak, KemperSports
  • Jake Peiser, Morningstar
  • Lucy Platt, Tishman Speyer
  • Brittany (Rendell) Ostoich, Amazon Ads
  • Jarrett Robinson, Harrison Street
  • Andrew Rodriguez, Kemper Corporation
  • Michael Rosselli, R.J. O’Brien & Associates LLC
  • Lauren Rouck, Briar Hall LLC
  • Reed Schlesner, Stryker
  • Thomas Schofield, Benford Capital
  • Ben Snyder, West Monroe Partners
  • Colin Stelljes, University of Michigan
  • Andrew Sternberg, Vivaldi Capital Management
  • Michael Suazo, Waystar
  • Matt Sullivan, William Blair
  • Ryan Talarczyk, Kraft Heinz
  • Nathan Taphorn, HUB International
  • Sam Teper, Bourne Financial Group, LLC
  • Bill Terry, Mercer
  • Jack Viellieu, IPI Partners
  • Brendan Ward
  • Brian Ward, J.P. Morgan
  • Matt Wennmaker, Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA)
  • Conor Yerkes, Wintrust