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  • IMPACT Leadership Development Program / Program Overview
    Programs IMPACT Leadership Development Program About IMPACT Program Overview Our Fellows 2015 Fellows 2016 Fellows Program Structure and Curriculum IMPACT Testimonials Application Contact Program Overview In Chicago today there are limited opportunities for up and coming African American professionals to engage with and learn from successful senior leaders Prior to the launch of IMPACT there was no formal platform for the intergenerational transfer of experience and knowledge creating a need for an expanded historical and civic education for the next generation Through IMPACT the Chicago Urban League strives to move the needle toward racial parity in leadership positions by developing and supporting emerging African American leaders Each year IMPACT selects a cohort of around 30 African American professionals between the ages of 30 45 years old who hold a minimum of a bachelor s degree and have at least seven years of increasingly responsible professional experience Moreover successful candidates have a strong demonstrated track record of civic leadership Selection to IMPACT is competitive and requires submitting letters of recommendation and engaging in a formal interview process Prospective fellows are assessed based on personal and professional accomplishments leadership potential and commitment to civic engagement The University of Chicago Booth School of

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  • IMPACT Leadership Development Program / Our Fellows
    Student Development Human Capital Entrepreneurship Housing Workforce Development IMPACT Leadership Development Program Careers Multimedia Digital Media Strategy nextTV Contact Policy Research Overview Strategies Office of Education Policy Current Studies Juvenile Justice Policy Initiatives Media Partners Community DONATE DONATE Donor Recognition Program Chicago Urban League Programs IMPACT Leadership Development Program About IMPACT Program Overview Our Fellows 2015 Fellows 2016 Fellows Program Structure and Curriculum IMPACT Testimonials Application Contact Our Fellows Since its launch in 2014 the IMPACT Leadership Development Program has assembled two extraordinary cohorts each consisting of some of the brightest most talented African American professionals in Chicago These high achieving leaders have gravitated toward IMPACT because of the professional advancement and networking opportunities that the program affords them Our cohorts are exceptionally diverse in terms of professional experience educational background and personal interests We strongly believe that this diversity of thought and experience is crucial to our Fellows learning and development and we openly welcome the different viewpoints and perspectives that each of our Fellows brings to the table IMPACT Fellows share the Chicago Urban League s vision that a strong African American community is a better Chicago and are unified in their commitment to affecting positive change as

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  • IMPACT Leadership Development Program / 2015 Fellows
    monitoring counterparty credit and country risk evaluating capital adequacy and Basel implementation and determining compliance with laws and regulations Prior to this role Head was a Commercial Portfolio Manager in Business Banking at Harris Bank and a Commercial Credit Analyst at JP Morgan Chase Bank She graduated with honors from Chicago State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Head previously sat on the Board of Horizons for Youth Tasha Henderson Chief Financial Officer Loop Capital Markets LLC Tasha Henderson CPA CGMA is the Chief Financial Officer at Loop Capital Markets LLC LCM where she is responsible for oversight and management of the financial and credit activities of LCM and its affiliates as well as assisting in the execution of strategic initiatives She has shown leadership in developing and implementing the firm s infrastructure administrative and operational growth Prior to joining Loop Capital over seventeen years ago she was a senior accountant at KPMG LLP in their financial services group She is a member of the American Institute of Public Accountants the Illinois CPA Society the Chicago Finance Exchange and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association Regulatory Capital and Steering Committee Henderson is also on the Board of Trustees of St Xavier University and volunteers her time at various organizations across the city and southern suburbs Jud J Henry Senior Vice President EnTrust Tenant Advisors Jud J Henry is the Senior Vice President of EnTrust Realty Advisors where he specializes in landlord and tenant representation in the greater Chicagoland area His responsibilities include lease negotiation site selection acquisitions and facility disposition Prior to joining EnTrust Tenant Advisors Henry gained exposure to the real estate market working as an Information Analyst and quickly made a successful transition to broker associate He is the Co Chair of the Emerging Leaders Committee of the Business Leadership Council He also is a Board Member of Young Life of Northeast DuPage County and on the Chairman s Advisory Council of the Big Shoulders Fund Henry is a graduate of Trinity International University with a degree in Biblical Studies Lisa Hinton Public Health Specialist The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center Lisa Hinton is a Public Health Specialist in the Office of Community Engagement and Cancer Disparities at The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center She held previous research and management roles at the Morehouse School of Medicine National Center for Primary Care and the Morehouse School of Medicine Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine Hinton received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Health degrees from Northern Illinois University She is an active Community Health Educator for the National Cancer Institute s National Outreach Network and a volunteer for the American Psychological Association s Socioeconomic Status Related Cancer Disparities Program Nathalina A Hudson Assistant United States Attorney United States Attorney s Office Nathalina A Hudson is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Violent Crimes section for the United States Attorney s Office in the Northern District of Illinois Prior to joining the United States Attorney s Office she served as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the City of Chicago s Police Policy Division Hudson started her career as an Associate in the commercial litigation group at Schiff Hardin LLP where she handled complex contract disputes She received a B A in Political Science with honors from the University of Michigan and a J D from the Duke University School of Law She has also studied at St Peter s College Oxford University She chaired the Building Bridges Breaking Barriers Diversity Conference for the Chicago Bar Association and served as the President of the Black Women s Lawyers Association of Greater Chicago Hudson currently serves on the 2014 Magistrate Judge Merit Review Panel for the Northern District of Illinois Timothy J Jones Jr Millennial Lead Willow Creek Community Church Chicago Timothy J Jones Jr serves as the Operations Director at the Willow Creek Community Church of Chicago where he is responsible for creating and maintaining the operational processes and relationships that drive Willow Creek Chicago in the areas of budgeting facilities and city policy compliance Previously he served as the Director of Membership for the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Chicago and Assistant Director of Admissions for the Illinois Institute of Art He and his wife currently lead a community of young married couples who are committed to changing the perspective of marriage in popular culture Jones received a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Northern Illinois University Gerald E Lewis Jr Managing Director Naperville Private Banking Division BMO Harris Bank Gerald E Lewis Jr is the Managing Director of the Naperville Private Banking Division at BMO Harris Bank Previously he was Vice President Regional Premier Services Manager also at BMO Harris where he led teams in Chicago metropolitan markets at BMO Financial Group Harris N A He is a graduate of Northwestern University where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Business Administration Lewis is also a former fighter pilot in the Washington D C Air National Guard He has also been actively involved in the BMO African American League of Professionals as the former President for the organization and currently serves as an Advisory Board member He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Saint John Community Outreach Organization Lewis is also an active member of the Northwestern University Black Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc DeJuan M Lever Global Key Account Manager IMI Precision Engineering DeJuan Lever is a Global Key Account Manager at IMI Precision Engineering a world leader in motion and fluid control technologies He has global responsibility for business development for its commercial vehicles group DeJuan previously held international roles in sourcing and key account management at LORD Corporation and Eaton Corporation He received a B A in Supply Chain Management from Michigan State University where he was recognized as Student Leader of the Year He has an Executive MBA

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  • IMPACT Leadership Development Program / 2016 Fellows
    counsel and fresh perspectives in support of the museum s commitment to promoting and sustaining diversity within the institution She also serves on the board of Harriet s Daughters a group of professional women working with peer organizations to advocate for create and support policies that secure employment and wealth creation opportunities for African American communities A resident of the Bronzeville neighborhood Erica is a graduate of Howard University with a degree in Journalism She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc and devotes her time to a number of local non profit organizations including Target Hope and Hashtag Lunchbag Chicago Kevin Lamarr James Visiting Assistant Professor University of Illinois at Chicago Kevin Lamarr James is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago UIC In 2010 he became the first African American male to earn a doctorate in Sociology at UIC He is an alumnus of Hampton University where he earned a B A in Sociology He previously served as the Director of Community Engagement at Adler University and most notably was the founding director of the Indiana University South Bend Civil Rights Heritage Center at the Natatorium While there received three grants to establish an African American heritage tour with signage marking 15 sites throughout South Bend For the past five years Kevin has served on the board for Village Leadership Academy an independent social justice and global leadership school in Chicago and is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc His husband Ryan Green was a fellow in the inaugural cohort for IMPACT Sizwe Kamara Regional Sales Director Morgan Stanley Investment Mangement Sizwe is a Regional Sales Director for Morgan Stanley Investment Management MSIM covering the Illinois Indiana and Michigan regions He rejoined the firm in 2010 and has 11 years of investment experience Prior to rejoining the firm Sizwe was a Regional Sales Associate for IndexIQ covering wirehouse and RIA clients for the Southern Region Previously he worked at MSIM as a hybrid wholesaler covering MSIM and Van Kampen proprietary separately managed accounts long only funds and alternatives Sizwe received a B S in finance from the University of Massachusetts Amherst He holds his Series 7 and 63 registrations and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst CAIA designation Imani R Lewis Patient Centered Medical Home Integration Manager Access Community Health Network Imani R Lewis is a public health and health care administration professional who is passionate about providing quality preventive and primary health care to all Imani is the Patient Centered Medical Home PCMH Integration Manager in Clinical Operations at Access Community Health Network PCMH is a care model used to produce higher quality patient experiences at a lower cost Imani earned a Master of Healthcare Administration and an MPH in Health Policy and Administration both from University of Illinois at Chicago and a B S in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana One of Imani s longest served community leadership activities is as an Executive Board Trustee member and mentor at Target H O P E a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance educational opportunities for minority students Imani enjoys volunteering at Chicago s largest no kill shelter where she rescued her dog Butter Claoe Louis Outage Manager Alcatel Lucent Technologies Claoe Louis is an Outage Manager at Alcatel Lucent In this role he serves as the eyes ears and voice of Alcatel Lucent maintaining the Wireless Telephony Network for some of the largest telephone companies throughout North America and Canada including Verizon and AT T Prior to this role Louis worked as a Software Engineer at Trading Technologies where he developed software delivery code for flagship products and managed the Software Development Life Cycle of showcase products TTDemo The St Lucian native graduated Cum Laude from DePaul University where he earned a Bachelor s degree in Computer Information Systems He has served as a technological consultant for the UZIMA Foundation in Nairobi Kenya and is an affiliate of the Young Men s Education Group YMEN where he has volunteered his time mentoring young African American teens and serving the Chicago community of North Lawndale Gerard Nixon Director Replenishment US Foods Inc Gerard Nixon is a Director of Replenishment at US Foods As a Director at US Foods he leads a Purchasing Team responsible for inventory management in over 10 warehouses and several cross docks He also has responsibility for the Demand Planning and Training Teams for the Replenishment Service Center He has 15 years of leadership experience in warehouse operations forecast and analysis for product launches and employee relations strategies to increase morale and productivity Nixon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Southern Methodist University He has served on the Board of Directors for the Salvation Army in DeKalb IL and is an alum of the Management Leadership for Tomorrow s Career Advancement Program Danielle S Parker Director Center for Student Development Chicago Urban League Danielle S Parker is the Director of the Center for Student Development at the Chicago Urban League where she is responsible for the strategic planning organizing and directing of all phases of the Urban League s programs that serve students in middle school high school and college With more than a decade of experience working and volunteering with at risk youth she enjoys helping the Urban League achieve its goal of producing next generation leaders by removing barriers and giving students opportunities to succeed and compete in a global economy Parker received her bachelor s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Master s in Public Administration from Roosevelt University Parker currently serves on UIC s African American Community Advisory Council as well as the Chicago Scholars First Look Working Committee She resides in Glenwood IL with her six year old son Dwayne Darryl Rodgers Vice

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  • IMPACT Leadership Development Program / Program Structure and Curriculum
    American executives by providing them with the tools and skills necessary to thrive in increasingly responsible leadership roles It accomplishes this through a curriculum that comprises five distinct program elements 1 leadership modules 2 historical and political perspective modules 3 current issue modules 4 individual leadership assessments 5 the Lessons in Leadership speaker series Monthly modules form the backbone of the IMPACT Leadership Development Program The Chicago Urban League in partnership with University of Chicago Booth School of Business invites prominent academics subject matter experts and industry leaders to impart their knowledge and insights on our Fellows over the course of a day long session Learning material is presented in a variety of ways via lectures panel discussions and breakout group reflections to name a few Our Fellows grapple with ideas and challenge themselves and each other on an intellectual level but more than that they develop a practical understanding of how they are situated in present day Chicago as emerging African American leaders Please consult our 2016 17 Program Schedule to learn more about our modules In addition to our monthly modules which serve as the program s classroom learning component Fellows participate in supplementary events and activities each month These program elements are designed to provide a robust platform for intergenerational exchange and professional networking IMPACT hosts a Lessons in Leadership speaker series which features senior leaders from the Chicago area who share their stories of challenges triumphs and lessons learned in their careers These stories capture our Fellows imaginations and inspire them to pursue their passions Each Fellow is also paired with a mentor who offers guidance on matters such as professional development relationship mapping work life balance and board engagement Click here to view a list of past Lessons in Leadership speakers Click here to view

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  • IMPACT Leadership Development Program / IMPACT Testimonials
    Application Contact Testimonials The Chicago Urban League is committed to helping emerging African American leaders advance their career paths while building a more diverse leadership pipeline across the city IMPACT develops and engages culturally competent executives across the public private and not for profit sectors Shari Runner President and CEO Chicago Urban League IMPACT is connecting talented emerging leaders with well established ones It is a really impressive program and a critical leadership bridge James Reynolds Jr Chairman and CEO Loop Capital IMPACT takes its Fellows to the next level They get world class instruction from the Booth School of Business hear personal stories from some of our best leaders and reflect on the most important issues facing Chicago Kim Foxx Democratic Nominee for Cook County State s Attorney Th is nine month program combines leadership instruction from the University of Chicago civic training from a variety of community leaders and one on one mentoring from respected and admired professionals The IMPACT program provides significant value that will enhance the Fellows professional growth and civic engagement Kurt Summers Treasurer City of Chicago IMPACT is an amazing program that provides generational transfer of knowledge from experienced established leaders to emerging leaders

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  • IMPACT Leadership Development Program / Application
    Auxiliaries Facility Rental Contact Us Marketing Consent Events Litigation Press Releases Lawsuit Frequently Asked Questions Support the Lawsuit Links Programs Center for Student Development Human Capital Entrepreneurship Housing Workforce Development IMPACT Leadership Development Program Careers Multimedia Digital Media Strategy nextTV Contact Policy Research Overview Strategies Office of Education Policy Current Studies Juvenile Justice Policy Initiatives Media Partners Community DONATE DONATE Donor Recognition Program Chicago Urban League Programs IMPACT Leadership Development

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  • IMPACT Leadership Development Program / Contact
    platform to develop the next generation of African American leaders in the Chicago area She approached Derrick Douglas and Sonya Malunda from the University of Chicago s Office of Civic Engagement about creating a partnership to launch IMPACT They connected with George Wu Professor of Behavioral Science at Chicago Booth who embraced the concept and gained internal support to launch the collaboration in 2014 Q Am I eligible to apply to IMPACT To be eligible applicants should a Be between the ages of 30 45 b Hold a bachelor s degree at minimum c Possess at least seven years of progressively more responsible professional experience d Live and work in Chicagoland Q How do I apply Click here to apply to the 2016 17 IMPACT Leadership Development Program Saturday April 30 2016 is the last day that applications will be accepted To view a PDF version of our application click here Please note that all applications must be submitted online Q Are there any fees for IMPACT Yes the fee for IMPACT is 5 000 and is due before the program s opening reception in September All Fellows are asked to make a personal contribution of 500 Q How do applicants get approval from their employers Applicants must submit one recommendation letter from a sponsor within their organization The organizational sponsor is expected to be aware of and communicate fee requirements and support the applicant s complete participation in the program Click here to read more about the Fellow employer approval process Q I am the CEO or Executive Director of my organization From whom should my recommendation letters come If you are the CEO or Executive Director of your organization one of your recommendation letters must come from the president of your organization s board Q I am a

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