The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago is proud to announce the addition of two new members to its board of directors: Sara Spiering and Jon-Micheal Wheat.
“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.”
Sara Spiering is a partner in Heidrick & Struggles’ Chicago office and a member of the global CEO and Board of Directors and Industrial practices. Primarily working with large-cap public companies, she focuses on non-executive director, executive and non-executive chair and CEO engagements, as well as board succession planning, pre-IPO board building, and corporate governance best practices. Sara is a frequent speaker on governance issues and serves as Heidrick’s Global Sector Lead, Diversified Services.
Before joining Heidrick & Struggles, Sara worked as an attorney practicing management-focused employment law and commercial litigation with DeWitt Ross & Stevens.
Sara is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Law, JD and Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism.
Jon-Micheal Wheat is a corporate partner in the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. His practice primarily focuses on leveraged buyouts of public and private companies, strategic mergers and acquisitions, and growth equity and venture capital investments in a wide array of industries, including education, federal government contracting, healthcare, manufacturing and technology. As a trusted adviser to his clients, Jon-Micheal regularly assembles and leads diverse, inter-disciplinary teams of attorneys focused on tackling his clients’ most difficult legal challenges.
Jon-Micheal is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan Law School.
The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago 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 Peggy Hardek of PwC. A full list of members is located at https://www.redcross.org/local/illinois/about-us/locations/greater-chicago.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, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cook, Coles, Christian, 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.