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.

Whether you are interested in becoming a member of the Ambassadors Council, joining us for our open events, or volunteering at programming for First Tee –– Greater Chicago, we encourage you to reach out to Jane Seder at [email protected] for more information.

2020-2021 AMBASSADORS COUNCIL MEMBERS

Josh Ader, The Claro GroupMichael Allen, Clerestory ConsultingLinkon Altman, UBSNoah Apter, Hilco GlobalAlex Arenkill, Costar
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Robby Bamberger, BairdGrace Beitler,  AWS / Northwestern KelloggJacki Berardi, Miha Bodytec USACorey Berg, AllstateStephen Bergman, Huber Financial
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Max Berman, Chicago CubsBlake Billups, Middle Market LendingMike Blakely, AmcorMichael Bloom, Benesch LawNick Bonfitto, Uptake
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Nick Brandt, ACP CreativITJake Breymaier, EdelmanMickey Brick, Kocher Insurance Group, Inc.Sylvie Brick, The Advis GroupNick Buege, Deloitte
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Alex Burge, Excel Sports ManagementJohn Callahan, Headlands TechnologiesPat Callahan, Deloitte Tax LLCNick Callas, AmazonAlex Craig, AT&T
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Ryan Craig, ConagraTrent Craig, Marshall Associates, Inc.Curran Darling, Distribution Realty GroupJoe Dellanina, Origami Capital PartnersDavis Dekorte, Kinzie Capital Partners, LLC
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Zach Dillard, CIBCCaroline DolanBrett Dreier, Illinois Junior Golf Association (IJGA)Bryon Eagon, Latham & WatkinsErnesto Flores, Guidehouse, Inc.
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Ty Frost, West Monroe PartnersPatrick Gill, Tech USAJane Gion,  Alliance Bernstein (Secretary)Thomas Girdler, Concentric Equity PartnersRoss Goffi, Bovill
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Joel Graczyk, Nicolaides Fink Thorpe Michaelides Sullivan LLPRich Green, Northwestern MutualRyan Greene, The Claro GroupPatrick Hahn, Echo Global LogisticsTaylor Hampshire, Constellation Brands
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Ryan Haskamp, Fiducient AdvisorsGregory Horen, Centaur InteriorsKirby Jackman, Ernst & YoungJustin Johnson, RSM US LLPAshley Jones, Stix Golf
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Anthony Kestel, AonHannah Kim, AccentureJack Kinzel, RSM US LLPEvan Kline-Wedeen, Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLPMichael Koehler, BMO
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Max Komnenich, Lamar Johnson CollaborativePeter Korbakes, New York LifeTelly Korbakes, KPMGLiza Kraff, NBCEdward Kreienberg, Ryan Specialty Group
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Bridget LaceyBlake Lantero, U.S.-China Green FundAaron Larson, CostarJohn Lascody, Comerica BankBennett Lavin, Baird
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Chris Lynch, Deerpath Capital Management, LPSam Mackenzie, Promus Equity PartnersJoe Madison, Adobe Advertising CloudTC Malik, Digital Initiatives
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Scott Matthews, ThrasioMikey Mayers, IBMWill McCabe, Kocher Insurance Group, Inc.Ted McCartan, Lurie Children’s HospitalMatthew McLaughlin, Alliance Bernstein
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Nicole Mirjanich, Duane Morris LLPZack Molnar, William Blair (President)Jen Morton, GoogleMatt Naughton, Polsinelli PC
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Michael Neff, Ramsay Innovations LLCChristopher O’Connell, Protiviti (Vice President)Conor O’Rourke, RSM US LLPChris Oehlerking, The Golf PracticeLucy Platt, Grant Thornton
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Jarrett Robinson, Alter DomusAndrew Rodriguez, Kemper CorporationRoberto Rosas, Silicon Valley BankMichael Rosselli, PEAK6 Group LLCStephen Saddemi, Northwestern Medicine
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Reed Schlesner, Boston ScientificJake Sperka, KPMGJason Stein, LinkedInKimmy Stefanik, CompassColin Stelljes, PricewaterhouseCoopers
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Andrew Sternberg, Vivaldi Capital ManagementClayton Stoker, Houlihan LokeyBen Suchomski, Illinois Junior Golf Association (IGJA)Matt Sullivan, William BlairConnor Toye, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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Luke Waggoner, Axiom Consulting PartnersBrendan Ward, Keller WilliamsBrian Ward, J.P. MorganMatt Wennmaker, IJGAJack Westerkamp, CIBC