Board of Governors

A Board of Governors, comprised of leaders in the Chicago-area philanthropic, business and golf communities, governs First Tee — Greater Chicago.

Honorary Chairman

Luke Donald, Professional Golfer

Officers

President: Kevin Callahan, Fairway Capital Management
Vice President: Charlie Waddell, Faircourt Partners
Secretary: Todd Simpson, Goldman Sachs
Treasurer: Matt Stark, PwC

 Members

  • Mike Affeldt, ACP CreativIT
  • Lesley Baker, Outlyr
  • Vicki Bednar, Motorola (retd.)
  • Andy Bosman, RSM, LLP
  • Mike Brennan, Waterstreet Healthcare Partners
  • Kevin Callahan, Fairway Capital Management
  • John Cashman, Major, Lindsey & Africa
  • Robert Clary, KPMG
  • Angela Cobb, FirstGen Partners, LLC
  • Patrick Goss, PGA – Northwestern University
  • Lou Gutzwiller, Ernst & Young
  • Katherine Jemsek, Jemsek Golf
  • Josh Lesnik, KemperSports
  • Thad Malik, Paul Hastings (retd.)
  • Brittany Matthews, Bain & Company
  • Christopher Merrill, Harrison Street
  • David Moe, Citadel Securites
  • Bill O’Neil, Winston & Strawn
  • Dave Pepping, Accenture (retd.)
  • John Podjasek, JFP Capital, LLC
  • Jason Pritzker, The Pritzker Organization
  • Ron Pullie, Allstate
  • Todd Simpson, Goldman Sachs
  • Jim Stadler, Old National Bank
  • Matt Stark, PwC
  • Charlie Waddell, Faircourt Partners

Past President

Bruce Patterson, PGA