Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is responsible for the strategic recruitment and approval of new members in accordance with the goals of the organization as approved by the Board of Directors. The committee proactively identifies potential candidates, confirms nominees meet the organization’s membership criteria and recommends their approval to the Board. Additionally, the committee is charged with ensuring that the Forum’s member composition is diverse within all categories and industry sectors.


Collete English Dixon

Committee Chair

Roosevelt University
Executive Director, Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate

Debra Moritz

Committee Vice Chair

Cushman & Wakefield
Executive Managing Director

Laurel Bellows

Committee Member

The Bellows Law Group, P.C.

Amy Dordek Dolinsky

Committee Member

Always Hungry Experiences

Carol Henriques

Committee Member

Tier1 Performance Consulting
Principal and Client Partner

Kerry Patricia Jordan, CFA

Committee Member

Supercritical, LLC
Managing Partner

Marilyn I Lissner

Committee Member

Cushman and Wakefield
Executive Director

Eva Maddox

Committee Member

Eva Maddox Design Strategies LLC
Design Principal

Sharon F. Oberlander

Committee Member

Merrill Lynch - Bank of America
Managing Director- Wealth Management

Lynn J. Osmond

Committee Member

Chicago Architecture Center
President & CEO

Jan Stern Reed

Committee Member

Stepan Co. (Board Member) and Angiodynamics, Inc. (Board Member)
Independent Board Member

JoAnn M. Seagren

Committee Member

JA Glynn Private Wealth
Managing Director

Carrie L Shea

Committee Member

Phoenix Strategic Advisors

Michelle Smead

Committee Member

Patina Solutions
Managing Director

Gina Marie Staudacher

Committee Member

Howard & Howard Attorneys

Susan J Templeton

Committee Member

Stafford Wells Advisors