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
  • 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
  • Michael Bechert, Nike
  • Grace Beitler,  AWS / Northwestern Kellogg
  • Jacki Berardi, Miha Bodytec USA
  • Stephen Bergman, Fifth Third Bank
  • 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
  • Jack Brown, Baker Tilly
  • Nick Buege, True Valley Partners LLC
  • Alex Burge, Excel Sports Management
  • John Callahan, Headlands Technologies
  • Pat Callahan, Deloitte Tax LLC
  • Patrick ‘Patch’ Cebrzynski, Basis Technologies
  • Brendan Chaves, Trackman Golf
  • Connor Claxton, Optimum Sports
  • Andrew Cole, Gallagher
  • Daryl Corral, Hyatt
  • Alex Craig, Presidio
  • J.C. Craig, Jan Craig Headcovers
  • Ryan Craig, Conagra
  • Trent Craig, Spark Foundry
  • Joe Dellanina, Origami Capital Partners
  • Davis DeKorte, Kinzie Capital Partners, LLC
  • Jim Delaney, Opportunity International
  • 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
  • Mark Gilloffo, Schafer Condon Carter
  • Jane Gion, Alliance Bernstein (Secretary)
  • Thomas Girdler, Concentric Equity Partners
  • Ross Goffi, ParkerGale
  • John Gordy, Aspen Capital Group
  • Joel Graczyk, Dentons US LLP
  • Will Grant, Kovitz
  • 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
  • Evan Hunter, Ibotta, Inc.
  • Kirby Jackman, Ernst & Young
  • Jillian Jerndt, KPMG
  • Luke Johnson, Mike’s Hard Lemonade
  • Ashley Jones, Intersport
  • Anthony Kestel, Aon
  • Dongmin ‘DK’ Kim, HP
  • Jack Kinzel, RSM US LLP
  • Michael Koehler, BMO
  • Max Komnenich, Lamar Johnson Collaborative
  • 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
  • Ryan Meczywor, University of Chicago
  • Zack Molnar, Safe Rx (President)
  • Kevin Mulhern, Nuveen
  • Kevin Mullinger, PNC
  • Matt Naughton, Polsinelli PC
  • Kendall Navin, Kovitz
  • Michael Neff
  • Joseph Nordyke, Wintrust
  • 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
  • Brittany Rendell, Amazon Ads
  • Jarrett Robinson, Harrison Street
  • Andrew Rodriguez, Kemper Corporation
  • Ben Rogers, Madison Industries
  • Michael Rosselli, R.J. O’Brien & Associates LLC
  • Lauren Rouck, Briar Hall LLC
  • Jay Russell, Lotis Blue Consulting
  • Anthony Scarsella, Cisco
  • Reed Schlesner, Boston Scientific
  • Thomas Schofield, Benford Capital
  • 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
  • Nate Stortzum, IO Insure
  • Michael Suazo, Waystar
  • Ben Suchomski, Illinois Junior Golf Association (IGJA)
  • Matt Sullivan, William Blair
  • Ryan Talarczyk, Silver Oak Services Partners
  • Sam Teper, Kaufman Jacobs
  • 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