ULI Chicago is led by a volunteer Advisory Board who guides the organization, sets program priorities, and manages financial obligations and goals.


The Advisory Board is composed of key District Council leaders, public and private community leaders, and other active members who have a deep understanding of the mission and priorities of ULI.  The Board sets priorities and assists in the delivery of services at the local level.  These dedicated individuals give freely of their time, talent, and expertise and contribute to the District Council in meaningful and powerful ways.

Mary K. Ludgin 
District Council Chair
Heitman LLC

Patrick Ahern
Associated Bank

Joshua Anderson
University of Chicago

Molly Ekerdt
Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc.

Cassandra J. Francis

Theresa O. Frankiewicz
Crown Community Development

Stephen B. Friedman
SB Friedman Development Advisors

Scott Goldstein
Teska Associates, Inc.

Tyler Hague
Colliers International

Richard A. Hanson
Avison Young

Michelle Herrick
J.P. Morgan

Kirsten Ekdahl Hull
EQ Office

Gregory W. Hummel
Bryan Cave LLP

Keith A. Largay
Chair Mission Advancement

Peter C. Malecek
Bank of America, N.A.

John H. Mays
Gould & Ratner LLP

Ronan Remandaban

Molly Rutkowski
PGIM Real Estate Finance

Jacques P. Sandberg
Related Midwest

Paul W. Shadle
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Michael Sullivan
Harley Ellis Devereaux

Jon Talty
OKW Architects, Inc.

Joseph L. Wisniewski
Immediate Past Chair