Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, CPA, Ph.D.'16
Global Lead Partner, KPMG LLP Chairman and National President of the Board of Girl Scouts USA
Kathy Hopinkah Hannan, CPA, Ph.D.
Global Lead Partner, KPMG LLP
Chairman and National President of the Board GSUSA
Kathy's tenure in the accounting profession reflects over 30 years of expertise with a series of leadership roles within KPMG, including Managing Partner-Tax, Vice Chair of HR, CDO. CCRO, Chair of the Diversity Advisory Board, Founder and Chair of the Women's Advisory Board and Board member of the KPMG Foundation. As a senior partner, she currently works with the Board Leadership Center to broaden governance discussions regarding business and society. Kathy is a member of the Advisory Board for the Women Corporate Directors Foundation that promotes and strengthens women in the boardroom and is the co-chair of the thought leadership committee. She is the Chairman of the Board and National President of the Girl Scouts of the USA.
Kathy has received recognition from numerous civic organizations and is a frequent speaker at various corporate and civic events regarding ethics, leadership, governance, diversity, sustainability and corporate responsibility.
Chapa LaVia was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois. She graduated from East
Aurora High School and was the first in her family to complete college, earning
her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is in her
sixth term as a member of the Illinois General Assembly.
While in college, Linda honed her leadership skills as a cadet in ROTC, completing basic training in 1988 and serving as a commissioned officer in the US Army until 1993. She continued her service in the National Guard until 1997 and is currently on Inactive Ready Reserve.
As a licensed real estate broker with Kettley Real Estate in Aurora, IL and a local business owner, Linda has long sought to promote economic development opportunities in her community.
Linda's leadership, energy and passion for service are not confined to her success as a businesswoman but also with an eye to improving the quality of life in the entire community. Linda currently serves on seven House committees including serving as the chairwoman for the Elementary & Secondary Education committee and the Chairwoman of Veteran's Affairs in the Illinois House of Representatives.
Linda brings her work ethic, energy and passion for community service to the job of State Representative. She is working to provide a voice in Springfield for all residents by working toward excellence in education, safer streets and quality healthcare for families and seniors. She will use her life experience to promote a strong business climate for a strong community. She has received numerous reconditions thought her tenure in the Illinois General Assembly.
Linda and her husband Vernon have two daughters, Veronica and Jacqueline. The 83rd District includes all of Aurora and parts of North Aurora.
Dorri McWhorter, C.P.A., C.I.A.
Chief Executive Officer YWCA Metropolitan Chicago & Board President Chicago Child Care Society
Dorri McWhorter became the CEO of the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago in March 2013. She has embarked upon a journey to transform the 140 year old social service agency to a 21st century social enterprise. Dorri is moving the agency into the digital age by re-launching the TechGYRLS program, which focuses on developing STEM awareness for girls ages 9 through 14 and introducing 3D: Developing Digital Diversity, which provides web and mobile application development training to adult women. Dorri was included in the inaugural list of "The Blue Network", comprised of the top 100 innovators in Chicago, by Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Innovation. In Spring of 2015, the YWCA launched its own e-commerce site, called the YShop, which provides carefully curated goods and services from businesses that support the mission of the YWCA.
A proven leader in the corporate and social change sectors, Dorri prides herself on being a socially-conscious business leader throughout her career. McWhorter is an active member of Chicago's civic, business and philanthropic communities. Most recently, she was a partner at Crowe Horwath LLP, one of the largest accounting firms in the U.S. She has also held senior positions with Snap-on Incorporated and Booz Allen Hamilton. Dorri is also active in the accounting profession as a member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). McWhorter also serves on the Board of Directors for several organizations, including Chicago Finance Exchange, Chicago Child Care Society and Search Inc. McWhorter is also a member of the Executive Council of Ms. Tech advancing women businesses in technology and a board member of the Chicago Center for Arts and Technology. As an engaged community leader, McWhorter is a member of the Mayor's Commission on a Safer Chicago and served as a member of Mayor Emanuel's second term transition team. She received her bachelors in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her masters in business administration from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management.
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