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Senior Advisors

  • Peter Barris
    Chairman, New Enterprise Associates
    Chair, Northwestern University
  • Fernando Chico ’76 MBA
  • T. Bondurant French ’75, ’76 MBA
    Adams Street Partners
  • Harry Kraemer
    Executive Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners
    Clinical Professor, Kellogg
  • Lanny Martin ’68, ’73 JD, ’22 H*
    Chairman and Managing Director, Platte River Equity
    Former Chair, Northwestern University
  • W. James McNerney, Jr.
    Senior Advisor, Clayton Dubilier and Rice
    Chair, Kellogg Global Advisory Board
  • David A. Sachs
    Co-Founder and Partner
    Ares Management LLC
  • Michael Sacks ’88 MBA, JD
    Board Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Grosvenor Capital Management
  • Mike Shannon ’83 MBA
    Co-Founder and Chairman
    KSL Capital Partners
  • Stephen G. Woodsum ’79 MBA
    Summit Partners
*In Memoriam of Lanny’s outstanding leadership and commitment to Kellogg

Current Council Members (North America)

Council Chair: Kip Kirkpatrick ’94, ’97 MBA
Co-Founding Partner and Co-CEO
The Vistria Group

Council Vice Chair: Gordon Pan ’98 MBA
Baird Capital

Council Vice Chair: Dave Schnadig ’90 MBA
Cortec Group

  • Chris Ackerman ’99 MBA
    Managing Partner
    Flexpoint Ford
  • Jeffrey Akers ’04 MBA
    Partner & Head of Secondary Investments
    Adams Street Partners
  • Matt Allessio ’09 MBA
    Head of Growth and Rise Operations
  • Donna Riley Bebb 02 MBA
    Head of ESG
    Thoma Bravo
  • Rob Berner ’86 MBA
    Founder and Joint Managing Partner
    Bespoke Capital Partners
  • Elizabeth A. Browne ’13 MBA
    Managing Director
    GCM Grosvenor
  • John Carroll ’98 MBA
    Managing Director
    Summit Partners
  • Judy Chambers ’98 MBA
    Managing Principal, Private Markets Consultant
    Meketa Investment Group
  • Rich Copans ’05 MBA
    Managing Director, Head of Basic Industries
    Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Ben Dickson ’11 MBA
    Managing Director
    American Securities
  • James Dimitri ’08 MBA
    Veritas Capital
  • Scott Gwilliam ’95 MBA
    Managing Partner
    Keystone Capital
  • Sal Hasnain ’13 MBA
    Managing Director
    Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan
  • Daniel Haspel ’12 MBA
    Managing Director
    Golden Gate Capital
  • Pam Hendrickson ’84 MBA
    Vice Chairman
    The Riverside Company
  • Deborah Hodges ’95 MBA
    Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer
    MidOcean Partners
  • Beth Hoffman ’97 MBA
    Managing Director
    Berkshire Partners
  • Ram Jagannath ’07 MBA, JD
    Senior Managing Director, Global Head of Healthcare
  • Christopher Johnson ’09 MBA
    Operating Senior Vice President, Permanent Capital 
    Vista Equity Partners
  • Darpan Kapadia ’00 MBA
    Chief Operating Officer
    LS Power
  • Suzanne Hooper King ’95 MBA
    Partner, Head of LP Relations
    New Enterprise Associates
  • Jennifer Kwon Chou ’09 MBA
    Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer
    The Gores Group
  • Steve Lefkowitz ’86, ’87 MBA
    Founding Partner
    Sagewind Capital
  • Ed Lhee ’97 MBA
    New Harbor Capital
  • Spencer Moore ’11 MBA
    Managing Director
    Peak Rock Capital
  • Jim Neary ’92 MBA
    Managing Director, Co-Head of U.S. Private Equity
    Warburg Pincus
  • Meranee Phing ’05 MBA
    Senior Partner
    The Riverside Company
  • Danielle Qi ’12 MBA
    Managing Director
    H.I.G. Growth Partners
  • Matthew Raino ’07 MBA
    Managing Director
    Madison Dearborn Partners
  • Michael Recht ’10 MBA
    Managing Director
    TowerBrook Capital Partners
  • Rufus Rivers ’89 MBA
    Managing Partner
    RLJ Equity Partners
  • Matt Scanlan ’81 MBA
    Operating Executive
    Golden Gate Capital
  • Anthony Shontz ’07 MBA
    Partner, Head of Private Equity Partnership Investments
    Partners Group
  • Hudson Smith ’04 MBA
    Thoma Bravo
  • Michael L. Smith ’98 MBA
    Co-President, Partner and Co-Head  
    Ares Credit Group
  • Todd Solow ’03 MBA
    Norwest Equity Partners
  • Mark S. Strauch ’98 MBA
    Founding Partner and President
    Alpine Investors
  • Mark D. Taber ’98 MBA
    Managing Director
    Great Hill Partners
  • Sandy Thompson ’92 MBA
    BDT & Company
  • Heather Smith Thorne ’06 MBA
    Senior Advisor 
    Cavu Venture Partners
  • Elizabeth Traxler ’08 MBA
    Managing Director
    Neuberger Berman
  • Kathy Wanner ’97 MBA
    Founding Partner
    Fairway Capital Management
  • Justin Ward ’09 MBA
    BDT Capital Partners
  • Philip Yau ’95 MBA
    Managing Director
    GI Partners
  • Suzanne Yoon ’15 CERT
    Founder and Managing Partner
    Kinzie Capital Partners

Current Council Members (Asia)

Council Co-Chair: Alexandre Emery ’97 MBA
Senior Advisor

Council Co-Chair: Richard Zhang ’93 MS
Partner, Head of Greater China

  • Anotai Adulbhan ’97 MBA
    Managing Partner
    Lakeshore Capital Partners
  • Mark Cho ’01 MBA
    Managing Director
  • Gordon Ding ’05 MBA
    Warburg Pincus
  • Zhen Ji ’03 MBA
    Managing Director
  • Jenny Lee ’01 MBA
    Managing Partner
    GGV Capital
  • Frank Su ’02 MBA
    Head of PE Asia, MD
    CPP IB