Our Associate Board
The Gray Matter Experience Associate Board is a collection of diverse young professionals who serve as ambassadors of Gray Matter and help raise funds, awareness for our mission, and elevate the overall profile of the organization. Associate Board members promote the organization through their social and professional networks, support the organization's fundraising goals by securing donations and financial support; and publicize our mission by planning and attending events. AB members commit to at least 2 years of service. View our different committees below.
The Associate Board Administrative Team consists of the the Board President and Secretary. Their job is to oversee the operations, including presiding over meetings, keeping records, and liaising with the TGME executive board & staff to develop overall Associate Board strategy.
The objectives of the Development Committee are to secure financial and in-kind resources, raise awareness for TGME by planning and executing our annual fundraising events and lead sponsorship outreach.
The objective of the Communications Committee is to be the communications hub though the Associate Board newsletter, social media promotion and to assist in elevating the AB board externally.
The objectives of the Events Committee are to support the Gray Matter Experience staff in planning events and workshops for TGME and other events throughout the year that amplify the organization’s mission.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant at A. Bradford Consulting - Ogilvy Chicago
Deputy Director of Business Enterprise Program at Illinois Central Management Services
The objectives of the Associate Board Engagement Committee are to manage the Associate Board recruitment process, onboard new members (ensuring they are up to speed and integrated into the board), and monitor the board's give/get goals.