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.

If you are interested in joining one of our Executive Board, please submit an application. We appreciate your interest in supporting our artists.

  • Jeff Boarini | President | Retired, McDonald’s
  • Bryan Bienias | Secretary | Seyfarth Shaw, LLP
  • Matt Michrina | Treasurer | BDO USA
  • Dana Bassett
  • Manik Dewan | Citadel
  • David Hamel | Get Better Creative
  • Rachel Hite | Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Francesca Kielb | Carol Fox & Associates
  • Patty Klingbiel | The Connell Group
  • Michael Klozotsky | Intelligent Medical Objects
  • Megan Mangahas | Deloitte & Touche
  • Betsy O’Brien | The Art Institute of Chicago
  • Josh Shames | Hall & Partners
  • Alexandra Small | Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
  • David Walega | Northwestern Medicine
  • David Warn | University of Chicago