The Chicago Urban League Announces Class of 2023 Fellows for its IMPACT Leadership Development Program
The Chicago Urban League has selected 44 emerging leaders for the 2023 cohort of its IMPACT Leadership Development Program, an intensive, nine-month program that helps Black professionals advance in their careers while building a more diverse pipeline of leaders across Chicago.
The cohort, which includes talented individuals from the corporate, government and nonprofit sectors, is the program’s ninth since IMPACT began in 2014. Fellows are nominated by their employers and are selected through a competitive application process. More than 100 organizations in the Chicagoland area have sponsored IMPACT Fellows.
“With an eight-year track record of bringing in diverse and accomplished individuals as Fellows to the program, IMPACT continues to show the need for equitable leadership development opportunities and for equity-focused leaders,” said Karen Freeman-Wilson, President and CEO of the Chicago Urban League.
In partnership with the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, one of the world’s leading business schools, the League invites prominent academics, subject matter experts, and industry leaders to share their knowledge and insights with Fellows through day-long classroom experiences and supplemental sessions. IMPACT Fellows will also receive leadership assessments and mentoring.
“We are appreciative of the Booth School of Business for their continued support of developing Black leaders in Chicago” said Mavis Laing, Vice President and Executive Director of IMPACT.
Program partners include the MacArthur Foundation, the Hearst Foundation, and corporate donors and organizations from all sectors who sponsor Fellows.
Sessions for the 2023 IMPACT class will begin in September 2022. Applications for the 2024 class will be available in March 2023. For more information visit the IMPACT program page on our website.
The 2023 IMPACT Fellows are:
|Manager, Citizen Philanthropy, Salesforce
|Senior Manager- Compliance, Charles Schwab
|Vice President, External Affairs, Teach For America Greater Chicago-Northwest Indiana
|Assistant State’s Attorney, Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office
|Senior Manager, Contracts, Invenergy LLC
|Clinical Specialty Pharmacist, CVS Specialty
|Staff Engineer, UL Solutions
|Associate Director, Pritzker Tech Talent Labs, Discovery Partners Institute
|Senior Associate, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance, Obama Foundation
|SVP/Chief Operating Officer, POAH Communities
|Integrated Services Engagement Specialist, CDW
|Deputy Director, Research, Operations, and Innovation, Cook County Government
|Senior Director of Student Culture and Support, Noble Schools
|Senior Manager, Accenture
|Dara Gray Basley
|Director of Health Equity, Access Community Health Network
|Director of Development, Rush University Medical Center, West Side United
|Tamara Hoff Pope
|Vice President of Programs, Chicago Scholars
|AVP Commercial Lender, Fifth Third Bank
|Midwest Regional Leader, Milhouse Engineering and Construction
|Vice President, Imaging Technology, Advocate Aurora Health
|Vice President, BMO Harris Bank
|President & CEO, Chicago Sinfonietta
|Founder & Consultant, MK Consulting Group LLC
|Client Portfolio Manager, Ariel Investments, LLC
|Statistics and Financial Reporting Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
|Managing Director of Impact, City Year Chicago
|Executive Director, Illinois House Democratic Caucus
|Senior Engineer- System Modernization Program, WEC Energy Group
|Chief Marketing and Digital Experience Officer, Feeding America
|Associate, Hinshaw Culbertson
|Associate Director, Ichor Strategies
|Charlique C. Rolle
|Executive Director, Congo Square Theatre Company
|Director of Independent Living, Access Living
|Director of Communications & Public Affairs, Cook County, Offices of the President- Toni Preckwinkle
|Sourcing Manager, McDonalds
|Sr. Communications Manager, Campaigns, Amazon
|Producer, BET Ad Sales Production, Paramount
|HR Analytics & Intelligence Manager , UL Solutions
|Co-Executive Director, Rush University Medical Center/Equal Hope
|Director, Pharmacy Insights, Walgreens
|Design Researcher & Strategist, ChiByDesign
|Bruce Woods II
|Vice President, Advanced Development Program, Northern Trust
|Assistant Dean of Academic Standing, Northwestern University