2012 Board Members
Alexandra White Levy, President (email@example.com) - Alexandra joined the board in 2006 as the VP of Young Alumni. Alexandra graduated from Penn (C’06) with a B.A. in Political Science and Anthropology and recently completed her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (MBA ’11). She has been in the real estate industry for the last five years and currently works at General Growth Properties. Alexandra lives in River North with her husband, David.
Michael Chico, CFA - Mike (C'95) has been on the Penn Club of Chicago board since 2004, and has been an active member of the club since 2002. Mike is a fixed income portfolio manager for Northern Trust Global Investments, and he currently resides in Chicago's west suburbs with his wife, Dr. Laura Chico, and their daughters, Mia (Penn Class of 2029) and Ella (Penn Class of 2031). Mike was a letterwinner and four-year member of Penn's back-to-back Ivy League Champion Football teams of 1993-94, and still follows Quaker football on webcast at www.pennathletics.com. A native south-sider, Mike is an avid fan of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bears.
Tonia Arrington, Co-Chair VP of Events (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Tonia (MS'96) joined the board in 2010, and has been an active member of the Penn Club of Chicago since 2008. She is a management consultant that specializes in organizational optimization and program management. During her Penn experience she completed an equal course count from SEAS and W which she believe initiated her move from applied engineering.
Nate Lollis, Co-Chair VP of Events (email@example.com)
Peter Exley,Co-Chair VP of Membership (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Advocate for architecture for children, Peter Exley FAIA (GAR 1990) has created a nationally recognized architecture firm which elevates the standards of design for learning environments through the construction of new paradigms in pedagogy, play and participatory experience. Hailing from Yorkshire, he arrived in Chicago for a year in 1985. He has been there ever since, and founded ArchitectureIsFun on April Fools’ Day 1994. He is an associate professor of Architecture and Interior Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Vice President of AIA Chicago, and the co-host of PechaKucha Night Chicago.
Eric Williams, Co-Chair VP of Membership - (email@example.com) (CAS'89) Eric joined the board in 2010 and has been an active member of the Penn Club of Chicago since 2009. Eric graduated from Penn with a B.A. in Economics and has worked in the banking industry for the past 15 years. He is currently Vice President in the Special Assets Unit of Harris bank. A Chicago native, Eric is also a part-time jazz bassist and lives in Beverly with his forgiving wife, Liane, and their two sons Jacob and Isaiah.
Jeremy Agulnek, VP of Finance - Jeremy (EE '96) has been an active member of the Penn Club
of Chicago since moving to Chicago in 1997 and was President from June 2002
through December 2004. Jeremy currently works for Vibes Media,
a mobile marketing technology provider. He and his wife, Abby (CAS '97), have
three children and live in Roscoe Village.
Michal Clements, VP Career Planning & Development (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Michal (Wharton Undergrad 1984 and Wharton Grad 1989) joined the board in 2007. Michal is the author of Tuning into Mom (www.tuningintomom.com). Michal is a member of the Trustees Council for Penn Women (TCPW) and serves on a sub-committee which hosts a Chicago area Penn women's networking event.
Andrea DeNunzio, VP of Communications and Webmaster
(email@example.com) - Andrea graduated from Penn (SEAS '05) with a
B.S.E. in Bioengineering. She
worked as a consultant and currently is a research project coordinator. Andrea joined the Penn Club of Chicago
board in 2011 and looks forward to connecting local Penn alumni.
Sarah Doherty, VP of Young Alumni
Cameron Smith, Wharton Club Liasion
(firstname.lastname@example.org) - Cameron (WH'00) joined the Penn Club of Chicago
in 2004. He is currently a Vice
President at Code Hennessy & Simmons LLC (www.chsonline.com), a $2.8B
private equity firm in Chicago where he focuses on healthcare, education, and
specialty retail services investments.
Prior to joining CHS, he completed the JD-MBA program at the Kellogg
School of Management and the Northwestern University School of Law. Cameron served as the Penn Club's VP of
Young Alumni Events for three years prior to becoming the Club's liasion with
the Wharton Club. Before graduate
school, Cameron was a Senior Associate at TSG Capital, a growth capital firm
focused on private equity investing in U.S. ethnic consumer markets. Cameron lives in Lincoln Park with his
wife, Erica Fishman Smith (WH'99 and CAS'99). Erica (email@example.com) is a licensed interior designer,
and if any alums are looking to spruce up their homes or workplaces with some
help from a fellow Penn graduate, see www.ericagail.com and http://ericagail.blogspot.com.
Eric Feldman, Ivy League Liaison (C'95)
Chris Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Chris (W'91) has lived in Chicago since graduation and has been an at-large board member since 2006. Chris lives in Lincoln Park and works as a Vice President - Portfolio Manager with Heitman, overseeing a portfolio of apartment investments across the U.S. In his spare time, Chris is an avid wine collector/consumer and has a goal of seeing his beloved Chicago Blackhawks play in all 30 NHL rinks (he's currently up to 22).
Jay Rudman - Jay (Wharton Undergrad '92) has been involved with the Penn Club of Chicago since moving to Chicago from Philadelphia in '94. Currently, Jay is co-owner of Noteworthy (www.NoteworthyNotes.com), a Lincoln Park based retailer of stationery, invitations, announcements and personalized gifts. When not working, Jay is desperately trying to teach his two young children - Penn Class of '22 and '25 - the words to Penn's fight song.
Paul Williams, Trustee of the University, President of the Penn Alumni Board of Directors, and Chair of the Penn Alumni Executive Committee - Mr. Williams (W'67) oversees new product development for Nuveen's complex of listed closed-end funds. He previously directed Nuveen's municipal bond research and investment banking departments and served on the firm's Management Committee. Mr. Williams earned his undergraduate degree from the Wharton School and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. At Penn, Mr. Williams has been an Overseer of the School of Arts and Sciences since 1994 and is a member of the James Brister Society and the Class of 1967 Gift Committee. He previously served on the visiting committee of the Biology Department, playing an active role in expanding the department's technology program. Mr. Williams established the Robert I. Williams Term Chair and the Patricia M. Williams Term Chair at the School of Arts and Sciences in honor of his parents. He established other Term Chairs and the Diane Williams Endowed Scholarship to provide financial support for a freshman entering the College who has demonstrated commitment to creative writing. He has provided challenge grants for various scholarship fund raising campaigns. He provided support for the expansion of the Alcohol Policy Initiatives program to address issues regarding substance abuse. Mr. Williams has helped to provide support for the College House Renewal Project and for other capital projects across the University. Mr. Williams plays an active role encouraging local Alumni club activity and programming in Chicago.
Heidi J Levin