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

Eva Brown, Secretary

VP Community Affairs, U.S. Bank

Angela Allen

Partner, Washington, Pittman & McKeever, LLC

Lisa Herrera

Senior Vice President, MB Financial

Nicole Jackson

Partner, Applegate & Thorne-Thomsen

Melinda Kelly

Executive Director, Chatham Business Association

Steven Kramer

Senior Vice President, U.S. Bank CDC

Thomas McMahon

City of Chicago Police Captain (Retired)

Willard Payton

Senior Pastor, New Birth COGIC

Arnold Pugh

Federal Reserve Bank (Retired)

Daniel Watts

President, Forest Park National Bank