A Board of Governors, comprised of leaders in the Chicago-area philanthropic, business and golf communities, governs First Tee Greater Chicago.

Honorary Chairman: Luke Donald, PGA TOUR Professional

Officers
President: Bill O’Neil, Winston & Strawn
Vice President: Thad Malik, Paul Hastings
Secretary: Kevin Callahan, Fairway Capital Management
Treasurer: Ron Pullie, Allstate

Members
Mike Affeldt, ACP CreativIT
Vicki Bednar, Motorola Solutions
Andy Bosman, RSM
Kevin Callahan, Fairway Capital Management
John Cashman, Major, Lindsey & Africa
Mike Castleforte, Vistria Group
Robert Clary, KPMG
Howard Ecker, Howard Ecker & Co.
Jason Fischer, Underwriters Laboratories
Patrick Goss, PGA – Northwestern University
Lou Gutzwiller, Ernst & Young
Katherine Jemsek, Jemsek Golf
Josh Lesnik, KemperSports
Thad Malik, Paul Hastings
Christopher Merrill, Harrison Street
Bill O’Neil, Winston & Strawn
John Podjasek, JFP Capital, LLC
Jason Pritzker, Pritzker Organization
Ron Pullie, Allstate
Jackie Shropshire, Jones Lang Lasalle
Todd Simpson, Goldman Sachs
Jim Stadler, First Midwest Bank
Matt Stark, PricewaterhouseCoopers
Charlie Waddell, Faircourt Partners

(Past President): Bruce Patterson, PGA
First Tee National Trustee:
Tim Mullen

Emeritus Board Member: Rick Kaye

Honorary Ambassadors
Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs Outfielder & Second Baseman
Alex DeBrincat, Chicago Blackhawks Right Winger
Patrick Flavin, Professional Golfer, Miami University Alumnus

Ambassadors Council
President: Zack Molnar, William Blair
Vice President: Chris O’Connell, Protiviti