MEET OUR BOARD MEMBERS

Naturally Chicago is a program of FamilyFarmed — a Chicago-based 501(c)(3) organization that for two decades has worked across the Good Food spectrum to build a better food system — and is an affiliate of the Naturally Network based in Boulder, Colorado. Meet the Board of Directors who are helping shape Naturally Chicago.

Photo right: From left, Naturally Chicago Board members Ryan Pintado-Vertner (Smoketown LLC), Alison Velazquez (Skinny Souping), Megan Klein (Field + Farmer) and Jordan Buckner (TeaSquares) at the May 23, 2019 Keynote held at BMO Harris Auditorium. Photo: Bob Benenson/Naturally Chicago

THANK YOU

TO ALL OUR TEAM MEMBERS

BOARD MEMBERS

Rakesh Amin

Attorney & Partner, Amin Talati Wasserman

Rakesh Amin, Attorney & Partner, Amin Talati Wasserman

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Brandon Barnholt

President & CEO, KeHE Distributors; Naturally Chicago Co-founder

President and CEO, KeHE Distributors; Co-founder and Board member, Naturally Chicago

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Jordan Buckner

Owner, Tea Squares

Jordan Buckner, Co-Founder & Owner, Tea Squares, and Good Food Accelerator graduate

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Daniel Caballero

Co-Founder and President, Sofrito Foods

Daniel Caballero, Co-founder and President, Sofrito Foods, and Good Food Accelerator graduate

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Dave Donnan

Partner Emeritus, A.T. Kearney

Dave Donnan, Partner Emeritus/longtime Global Food & Beverage Lead, A.T. Kearney; FamilyFarmed Board member, Board member of Rubicon Organics

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Kim Feil

Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, Aspire Healthy Energy Drinks

Kim Feil, Chief Marketing Officer, Aspire Healthy Energy Drinks

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Josh Katt

Founding Chef and Owner, Kitchfix

Josh Katt, CEO & Founder, Kitchfix and Good Food Accelerator graduate

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Megan Klein

President and Co-founder, Field & Farmer

Megan Klein, Co-Founder and President, Field & Farmer (formerly Here Foods), and Good Food Accelerator graduate

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Steve Koch

Managing Partner, Bowline Group

Steve Koch, managing partner, Bowline Group, and former deputy mayor, City of Chicago

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Laird Koldyke

Founder and Managing Director, Winona Capital

Laird Koldyke, Founder & Managing Director, Winona Capital

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Sanjeev Krishnan

Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, S2G Ventures

Sanjeev Krishnan, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, Seed 2 Growth (S2G) Ventures

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Erica Kuhlmann

Managing Director, BMO Harris Food, Consumer & Agribusiness Group

Erica Kuhlmann, Managing Director, BMO Harris Food, Consumer & Agribusiness Group

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Ron Levin

Ron Levin

Managing Director for Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs; co-founder, Invest for Kids

Ron Levin, Managing Director for Private Wealth Management, Goldman Sachs; co-founder, Invest for Kids

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Will Madden

Co-founder, Whole Brain Consulting

Will Madden, Co-Founder, Whole Brain Consulting

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Paul Mariani

Managing Director, Mesirow Financial

Paul Mariani, Managing Director, Mesirow Financial

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Tyler Mayoras

Principal, Advantage Capital Partners

Tyler Mayoras, Principal, Advantage Capital Partners

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Daphne Mazarakis

Daphne Mazarakis

Strategic Advisor, Local Coho/Grow Forward

Daphne Mazarakis, Strategic Advisor, Local Coho/Grow Forward

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Stephanie Morimoto

Owner & CEO, Asutra

Stephanie Morimoto, Owner & CEO, Asutra

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Tony Olson

Owner and CEO, SPINS; Co-founder, Naturally Chicago

Owner and CEO, SPINS; Co-founder and Board member, Naturally Chicago

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Jay Owen

Managing Partner, DOM Capital Group

Jay Owen, Managing Partner, DOM Capital Group

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Ryan Pintado-Vertner

Founder & Principal, Smoketown LLC

Ryan Pintado-Vertner, Founder & Principal, Smoketown LLC.

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Luke Saunders

Founder & CEO, Farmer’s Fridge

Luke Saunders, Founder & CEO, Farmer’s Fridge

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Kurt Seidensticker

CEO, Vital Proteins

Kurt Seidensticker, CEO, Vital Proteins

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Jim Slama

Founder and CEO, FamilyFarmed; Co-founder, Naturally Chicago

Founder & CEO, FamilyFarmed and Good Food Accelerator; Co-founder, Naturally Chicago

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Katlin Smith

Founder & CEO, Simple Mills

Katlin Smith, Founder & CEO, Simple Mills

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Jennifer Amdur Spitz

Managing Director, Amdur Spitz & Associates

Jennifer Amdur Spitz, Managing Director, Amdur Spitz & Associates

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Mark Thomann

Managing Director, Spiral Sun Ventures

Mark Thomann, Managing Director, Spiral Sun Ventures

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Ashley Thomas

Director of Public Relations, SRW Agency

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Ashley Thomas, Director of Public Relations, SRW Agency

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Alison Velazquez

Founder & CEO, Skinny Souping

Alison Velazquez, Founder & CEO, Skinny Souping and Good Food Accelerator graduate

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Bill Weiland

Founder, President & CEO, Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence; Co-founder, Naturally Chicago

Founder, President & CEO, Presence Marketing/Dynamic Presence; Co-founder and Board member, Naturally Chicago

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Andy Whitman

Managing Partner, 2X Consumer Products Growth Partners

Andy Whitman, Managing Partner, 2X Consumer Products Growth Partners

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Jenny Yang

CEO, Jenny’s Tofu/DBA Phoenix Bean

Jenny Yang, CEO, Jenny’s Tofu DBA Phoenix Bean, and Good Food Accelerator graduate.

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