Margareth Etienne is a mother of two and a law professor. Her areas of expertise include Criminal Law, Education Law and Children and the Law. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she taught as a high school teacher, instructing French from Beginner to AP levels. Most recently, she served as a trustee on the College Board. Currently, she serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs for the College of Law at the University of Illinois.
Gozen Hartman is a former strategy consultant who co-founded and runs a local real estate development and property management firm. She is active in the community, supporting education, athletics, music and the arts.
Sarah Laufenberg holds degrees in Kinesiology and Health Management and Informatics from the University of Illinois and the University of Missouri, respectively. She utilizes her leadership and project management skills and passion for educating and empowering others through her volunteer commitments in the community.
Elissa Libman is an attorney who performs legal research and writing for a suburban-based firm, and she formerly practiced Labor and Employment Law for Sidley & Austin in Chicago. Ms. Libman, mother of three, is active in the community, supporting education, athletics, and charitable organizations. She holds a degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, and a law degree from Northwestern School of Law.
Duane Nelson is Executive Vice President of Westchester Group Investment Management, Inc. Prior to joining Westchester, Duane was Associate General Counsel in the Asset Management Law area of TIAA and general counsel for real estate investments at Citigroup Alternative Investments. He previously served on the Westport, CT Planning and Zoning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals and the Newtown, CT School Building Committee. Duane earned a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. in Economics from Yale University.
Jeff Young is the founder of Codagami Inc, a technology company that develops custom software and web applications for clients around the globe. Jeff has a master’s degree in both Computer Science and Business Administration from the University of Illinois. In addition to his full time work, he is a busy father of three daughters.