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 2021, the Ambassadors Council helped raise over $92,000 for First Tee – Greater Chicago!

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Ambassadors Council, we encourage you to reach out to Jane Seder at [email protected] for more information.

2020-2022 AMBASSADORS COUNCIL MEMBERS

  • Josh Ader, The Claro Group
  • Michael Allen, Ernst & Young
  • Linkon Altman, UBS
  • Joe Anderson, Deloitte
  • Rohan Andresen, Loyola University
  • Noah Apter, Restore Capital
  • Alex Arenkill, InSite Real Estate
  • Robby Bamberger, Baird
  • Madison Banas, Western Golf Association/Evans Scholars Foundation
  • Michael Bechert, Nike
  • Grace Beitler,  AWS / Northwestern Kellogg
  • Jacki Berardi, Miha Bodytec USA
  • Stephen Bergman, Fiducient Advisors
  • Blake Billups, Middle Market Lending
  • Bailey Blethen, KPMG
  • Jeff Blethen, TOPS Products, LLC
  • Nick Bonfitto, DeepHow
  • Nick Brandt, ACP CreativIT
  • Jake Breymaier, Edelman
  • Sylvie Brick, The Advis Group
  • Nick Buege, True Valley Partners LLC
  • Alex Burge, Excel Sports Management
  • John Callahan, Headlands Technologies
  • Pat Callahan, Deloitte Tax LLC
  • Brendan Chaves, Trackman Golf
  • Connor Claxton, Optimum Sports
  • Alex Craig, Presidio
  • J.C. Craig, Jan Craig Headcovers
  • Ryan Craig, Conagra
  • Trent Craig, Marshall Associates, Inc.
  • Curran Darling, Distribution Realty Group
  • Joe Dellanina, Origami Capital Partners
  • Davis Dekorte, Kinzie Capital Partners, LLC
  • Zach Dillard, CIBC
  • Brett Dreier, Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA)
  • Scott Dunsire Jr., ACP CreativIT
  • Bryon Eagon, Latham & Watkins
  • Rich Eber, American Commercial Bank & Trust
  • Elizabeth Epstein, MikeWorldWide
  • Andrew Eshelman, Maranon Capital
  • Ernesto Flores, Guidehouse, Inc.
  • Ty Frost, West Monroe Partners
  • Alex George, Tyson
  • Anthony Giangrossi, Dynamic Colors, Inc.
  • Patrick Gill, Cision
  • Jane Gion,  Alliance Bernstein (Secretary)
  • Thomas Girdler, Concentric Equity Partners
  • Ross Goffi, ParkerGale
  • Joel Graczyk, Dentons US LLP
  • Rich Green, Northwestern Mutual
  • Ryan Greene, The Claro Group
  • Patrick Hahn, Echo Global Logistics
  • Taylor Hampshire, Constellation Brands
  • Ryan Haskamp, Fiducient Advisors
  • Brett Helms, Humana
  • Brendan Hopkins, Marquette Associates
  • Gregory Horen, Centaur Interiors
  • Kirby Jackman, Ernst & Young
  • Jillian Jerndt, KPMG
  • Justin Johnson, RSM US LLP
  • Luke Johnson, Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • Ashley Jones, Stix Golf
  • Anthony Kestel, Aon
  • Jack Kinzel, RSM US LLP
  • Evan Kline-Wedeen, Faegre Drinker
  • Michael Koehler, BMO
  • Max Komnenich, Lamar Johnson Collaborative
  • Peter Korbakes, New York Life
  • Telly Korbakes, KPMG
  • Adam Koszyk, Cressey & Company
  • Liza Kraff, Scenery
  • Edward Kreienberg, Ryan Specialty Group
  • Bridget Lacey, StevenDouglas
  • Blake Lantero, City Capital Ventures
  • Caroline Larew, Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC
  • John Lascody, Comerica Bank
  • Bennett Lavin, Baird
  • Skylar Le Vine, Fifth Third Bank
  • Ed Lee, Waud Capital Partners
  • Jake Lesnik, RT Specialty
  • Eric Lewis, J.P. Morgan
  • Chris Lynch, Deerpath Capital Management, LP
  • Sam Mackenzie, Promus Equity Partners
  • Joe Madison, Adobe Advertising Cloud
  • Dan Malek, Water Street Healthcare Partners, LLC
  • TC Malik, Digital Initiatives
  • Scott Matthews, Thrasio
  • 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
  • Zack Molnar, Safe Rx (President)
  • Jen Morton, Google
  • Kevin Mulhern, Nuveen
  • Matt Naughton, Polsinelli PC
  • Kendall Navin, Kovitz
  • Michael Neff
  • Christopher O’Connell, Protiviti (Vice President)
  • Conor O’Rourke, RSM US LLP
  • Chris Oehlerking, The Golf Practice
  • Jake Peiser, Rappaport Reiches Capital Management
  • Jacob Platt, Rockset
  • Lucy Platt, Tishman Speyer
  • Maria Powers, Corcoran Urban Real Estate
  • Jarrett Robinson, Harrison Street
  • Andrew Rodriguez, Kemper Corporation
  • Ben Rogers, Madison Industries
  • Michael Rosselli, PEAK6 Group LLC
  • Lauren Rouck, PwC
  • Jay Russell, Axiom Consulting Partners
  • Stephen Saddemi, Northwestern Medicine
  • Anthony Scarsella, Cisco
  • Nate Stortzum, IO Insure
  • Reed Schlesner, Boston Scientific
  • Ben Snyder, West Monroe Partners
  • Jason Stein, LinkedIn
  • Kimmy Stefanik, Compass
  • Colin Stelljes, University of Michigan
  • Andrew Sternberg, Vivaldi Capital Management
  • Clayton Stoker, Houlihan Lokey
  • Ben Suchomski, Illinois Junior Golf Association (IGJA)
  • Matt Sullivan, William Blair
  • Connor Toye, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • Jack Viellieu, IPI Partners
  • Luke Waggoner, Axiom Consulting Partners
  • Brendan Ward, Keller Williams
  • Brian Ward, J.P. Morgan
  • Matt Weber, DCX
  • Matt Wennmaker, Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA)
  • Jack Westerkamp, Protiviti
  • Conor Yerkes, Wintrust