The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago is proud to announce the addition of three new members to the board of directors; Mary Ann Korenic, Linda Nolan and Kristen Seeger.
“The board of directors for the Greater Chicago chapter has a long-standing reputation of leaders known for their broad knowledge depth and diverse experience within the civic and professional fabric of the corporate community,” said Celena Roldán, chief executive officer of the American Red Cross of Illinois. “We are grateful for the passion and dedication brought by these outstanding members and look forward to their continued support in the ongoing stewardship of the mission of the Red Cross.”
As Chief Executive Officer for The Chicago Trust Company, Mary Ann Korenic is responsible for creating, communicating, and implementing the firm’s vision, mission, and overall strategic business development efforts. Upon joining Wintrust in 2013, she started in the Trust Company as a Trust Officer and Senior Wealth Advisor. From there, Mary Ann broadened her responsibilities within the Wintrust Private Client Group leading business development initiatives and operating as the key point of contact for high-net-worth clients, business owners, and prospects in matters relating to trust and estate planning. In 2018, Mary Ann was promoted to Managing Director in Wealth Services, taking responsibility for the team of Wealth Services bankers in the Chicago market. Mary Ann graduated from the University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications and earned her JD from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mary Ann holds a Certified Trust and Financial Advisor designation and frequently speaks on the topics of trusts and estate planning.
Linda Nolan currently serves as a Senior Managing Director in the Wealth Management Group of Northern Trust leading a team of investment, trust and banking advisors who collaborate to help clients achieve their goals and realize the full potential of their wealth. She is a Senior Vice President and earned the Certified Private Wealth Advisor (CPWA) designation from the Investment Management Consultants Association, having completed course work at The University of Chicago Booth School of Management. She graduated from Florida A & M University with a B.S. in Marketing.
Linda is a member of the YWCA of Chicago Board of Directors, she is Chair of the University of Chicago Women's Board, a member of the Red Cross Tiffany Circle Steering Committee, and member of the Horizons for Youth Leadership Council. Linda received recognition from Chicago United as a 2009 Business Leader of Color.
Kristen Seeger is a partner at Sidley Austin LLP who focuses her practice on the successful resolution of complex shareholder-related disputes, including shareholder demands, shareholder derivative litigation, securities class actions and the defense of SEC enforcement matters. She is ranked in Chambers, which states that she “excels in shareholder derivative and securities fraud disputes” and recognized by The Legal 500 as an “outstanding lawyer” in the area of securities and shareholder litigation. Kristen has provided critical advice to some of the world’s leading companies as they respond to shareholder demands and government investigations, and she conducts investigations for boards and special committees on high-profile and sensitive matters. She has successfully defended corporations, officers and directors, financial institutions, and accounting firms in complex, high stakes litigation in courts throughout the country.
Kristen is deeply involved in both firm and civic life. She serves on the board of Mujeres Latinas en Acción, based in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, previously chairing the board and currently serving as treasurer. Kristen also is a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and a member of the Chief network of senior women executives. Within Sidley, where she has worked for almost two decades since graduating from University of Chicago Law School, Kristen is Chicago co-chair of the firm’s Committee for the Evaluation and Compensation of Associates, serves on the firm’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, and previously served as deputy head of the Chicago Litigation group.
The Red Cross volunteer board includes more than 30 civic and corporate leaders from a range of professional backgrounds for the Greater Chicago chapter that serves 7.7 million people in 5 counties. The board is led by Chairperson James H. Wildman of William Blair. A full list of members is located at https://www.redcross.org/local/illinois/about-us/leadership.html.
About the American Red Cross of Illinois
The American Red Cross of Illinois serves 12.4 million people in 88 counties in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri including Adams, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, De Witt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Green, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jasper, Jefferson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Lake, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Putnam, Richland, Rock Island, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Vermillion, Warren, Washington, Whiteside, Will, Williamson Winnebago, Woodford. Iowa: Lee, Muscatine, Scott and Van Buren. Missouri: Clark, Lewis, Marion and Ralls. The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit us at Redcross.org/Illinois or visit us on Twitter @RedCrossIL.