Board of Directors

CNI is governed by an independent Board of Directors that includes community representatives, lenders, community development practitioners, attorneys and accountants.

Merlon Jackson, Chair

Pastor, Christ Community Church

Bridget O’Keefe, Vice Chair

Partner, Daspin and Aument LLP

Timothy Frens, Treasurer

Partner, Plante Moran

Thomas McMahon, Secretary

Chicago Police Department (Retired)

Angela Allen

Executive Director, Mitchell & Titus

Lisa Herrera

Senior Vice President, MB Financial Inc

Jeanne Gieseke

Vice President, Affordable Housing Production, U.S. Bancorp

Nicole Jackson

Partner, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen, P.C.

Darryl Jacobs

Founding Partner, Ginsberg Jacobs LLC

Angelica Marks

Associate Vice President, Real Estate Operations, University of Chicago

Willard Payton

Senior Pastor, New Birth COGIC

Arnold Pugh

Federal Reserve Bank (Retired)

Christian Regan

Markets & Historic Tax Credit Investments Asset Manager, U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation

Daniel Watts

President, Forest Park National Bank & Trust Co.