Board Members & Committees

Ann Linton

President

Ann was one of the original founders that started with our predecessor group a chapter of FWA in 2003, realizing a need for a professional woman’s organization in Chicago. The NFP of CFW was created in 2006. Her role is President and she as been on the board since inception in some capacity. She is a Client Service professional with over 30 years in the Institutional finance area. Currently she is doing US sales, marketing and relationship management for ECS Global Inc. a global software company.

Christina Cerdan

Treasurer

To maintain accurate financial records; deposit cash and checks, disburse funds; pay CFW bills; create a budget for the year; set up events payment processing; file annual non-profit status form. Additionally, report to the board each meeting the financial status, keep close to the budget and monitor activity.

Monette Cope

Secretary

The Secretary is responsible for assisting the President in setting the agenda for board meetings, attending and documenting the meetings, and keeping and maintaining the records of Chicago Financial Women.

Director of Marketing

Market our organization and upcoming events, including via social media outlets such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Connect with other companies to include our web link and information with its employees to widen our exposure.

Sharon McEvoy

Director of Events

Event planning includes establishing dates and topics, arranging for speakers, reserving the event site, and coordinating location support and catering. Connecting and establishing relationships with other related organizations to co-chair events.

Natalie Fakelmann

Director of Events

Natalie is a Ratings Analyst in US Public Finance at S&P Global Ratings on the Charter Schools team. She has an MBA in Finance from DePaul University and an MA in Cross-Cultural and Sustainable Business Management from The American University of Paris.

Nolita Vassell

Events Group Coordinator

Coordinate the CFW board members and event committee with the events logistics and track all activity on the Event Checklist. Assist with event check in and networking with attendees, and support the group to assure a successful year.

Alessandra Schianchi

Events Group Coordinator

Coordinate the CFW board members and event committee with the events logistics and track all activity on the Event Checklist. Assist with event check in and networking with attendees, and support the group to assure a successful year.

Nolita Vassell

Events Group Coordinator

Coordinate the CFW board members and event committee with the events logistics and track all activity on the Event Checklist. Assist with event check in and networking with attendees, and support the group to assure a successful year.

 

 

 

Events Committee

Director of Events: Ann Linton

Ann was part of the original group that started our predecessor group (FWA) in 2003, realizing a need for a professional woman’s organization in Chicago. Her role is Events Committee Director and besides planning the years events she also holds Networking Happy Hours in the Summer months.

She has been on the Board as Event Chair and Co-chair several times over the years. Ann is currently employed with Duff & Phelps Investment Management Company.