Marie Trzupek Lynch, President and CEO
Marie has spent the last 19 years providing strategy, operational, and financial management expertise to nonprofit and government organizations in the Chicagoland area. As the founding President and CEO of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, she is responsible for overseeing the first city/county employment initiative in the U.S. that serves as a regional adaptation of the national Skills for America’s Future program. Previously, Marie launched and served as president of Chicago Career Tech. She also spent eight years working for the YMCA, most recently at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago as Executive Vice President of Human Services and Housing. Marie also served as the Director of Operations for the YMCA of the USA. She has also worked at Deloitte in the consulting practice. Prior to Deloitte, Marie worked in the City of Chicago Mayor’s Office.
Lorrie Johnson, Executive Assistant and Coordinator
Karthik Chandramouli, Chief Operating Officer and
Executive Vice President of Business Operations
Karthik leads two core teams - Business Partnerships and Workforce/Training. These teams drive efficiency and client service to meet employers’ immediate hiring needs with full-service recruiting and custom training programs. His previous roles at Toyota and Motorola in operations and, most recently, as a startup founder, include first-hand expertise creating private sector jobs, recruiting and developing talent, and launching new products and services. Karthik is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School with a Master in Public Policy degree and was selected as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
Beth Stone Bentley, Client Services Manager
Kathy Cox, Recruiter
Darryl Lane, Recruiter
Tiana Pires, Recruiter
Allison Ryan, Senior Manager of Training and Workforce Partnerships
Stacey Kregel, Manager of Workforce Partnerships
Amanda Luther, Director of Marketing and Fundraising
As Director of Marketing, Amanda develops and executes strategic communication and public relations plans to market and support the mission of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future. She also plays a key role in fundraising efforts for the organization. With 10 years of experience in Chicago’s nonprofit sector, she has also led the marketing and public relations teams at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and The Joffrey Ballet.
Melissa Field, Senior Marketing Associate
Finance and Operations
Daniel Cervantes, Vice President of Finance and Operations
Daniel is responsible for the compilation, oversight and management of Skills for Chicagoland’s Future financial transactions and strategy as well as operations of the organization. Prior to Skills for Chicagoland’s Future, he was the Finance and Operations Manager at the Chicago Public Education Fund and held finance positions at KPMG LLP, CSMG Sports, Quaker Oats and Arthur Andersen LLP.
Curt Baney, Human Resources Business Partner
Paul O’Brien, Controller