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.
Allison Ryan Angeloni, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Policy
Allison is responsible for the organization’s strategic alliances with nonprofit partners, education providers and government agencies, as well developing and implementing Skills for Chicagoland’s Future key policy initiatives. She is also responsible for evaluating the impact of SCF’s services on Chicagoland employers and unemployed job seekers. Previously, Allison served as a business analyst with Public Consulting Group, providing financial and strategic solutions for state and local government and nonprofit agencies. Allison holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Chicago.
Lorrie Johnson, Executive Assistant and Coordinator
Shaun K. Considine, Senior Client Services Manager
Beth Stone Bentley, Client Services Manager
Tiana Pires, Client Services Manager
Talent Acquisition Team
Kathy Carmickle, Senior Talent Acquisition Lead
Darryl Lane, Senior Talent Acquisition Lead
Jake Grobe, Talent Acquisition Lead
Jasmine Reavy, Talent Acquisition Lead
Elisha Orwa, Jr. Talent Acquisition Lead
Tony White, Jr. Talent Acquisition Lead
Stacey Kregel, Manager of Workforce Partnerships
Gabrielle Flynn, Associate of Workforce Partnerships
Amanda Luther, Vice President of External Affairs
As Vice President of External Affairs, 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.
Paul O’Brien, Controller
Curt Baney, Vice President of Human Capital
Curt serves as the people and change leader for Skills for Chicagoland’s Future. He has 35 years of experience in people management, with 20 years in operations management in the retail field and the last 15 years in Human Resources leadership. Prior to joining Skills, Curt held HR leadership positions at the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago, Value City Department Stores and The Home Depot.