Executive Board of Directors

Arts of Life is proud to be supported by our vibrant and diverse Executive Board. Executive Board members are responsible for ensuring effective and fiscally sound programs and they provide leadership, advice, and direction to our staff and artists.

Our 2020-2021 Executive Board:

  • Jeff Boarini | President | Retired, McDonald’s
  • Bryan Bienias | Secretary | Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
  • Matt Michrina | Treasurer | BDO USA
  • Dana Bassett
  • Manik Dewan | Citadel
  • Rachel Hite | Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Patty Klingbiel | The Connell Group
  • Michael Klozotsky | Intelligent Medical Objects
  • Betsy O’Brien
  • Swarna Rao | The Smart Cube
  • Bonnie Rosenberg | The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Josh Shames | Hall & Partners
  • Crystal Thorpe | Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Erin Toale
  • David Walega | Northwestern Medicine

If you are interested in joining our Executive Board, please submit an application. If you are a young professional looking to get involved, check out our Associate Board here. We appreciate your interest in supporting our artists.