Communications

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.

 

Anyea Taylor

As a first-generation college student, Anyea is passionate about education equity and promoting spaces that allow students of color an opportunity to succeed professionally, personally, and academically.

Anyea recently joined the program team at Genesys Works, a non-profit, where she works to partner CPS students with competitive internships in Chicago.

Prior to Genesys Works, Anyea serviced Fortune 100 clients including Walmart, Bank of America, and Kraft as a media planner at The Walt Disney Company and iHeartMedia.

Anyea received a B.A. in Advertising & Public Relations from Butler University in 2012.

When she’s not working, Anyea spends her time partnering with organizations that align with her values, such as One Million Degrees, After School Matters, and The Gray Matter Experience.

 

Jade Bosier

A native Texan, Jade Bosier is a proud graduate of the University of Houston’s Honor College. Her passion for people and relationship-building led Jade to a Magna Cum Laude degree in both Communications and Business.


Jade began her professional career as a summer sales intern with the Kellogg Company in 2016. Since then, she has progressed within Kellogg’s sales organization and is now a Shopper Marketing Manager in Chicago, Illinois.
Jade’s love for helping young people of color progress and navigate their careers has led her to spearhead multiple mentoring programs, diverse recruiting efforts, and professional development coaching both in and out of the corporate world.


In her free time, Jade enjoys cooking, shopping, exploring new cities, and spending quality time with her close-knit family. Words that have been used to describe Jade include: motivated, positive, energetic, and driven.

 

Nathan Hoffman

Nathan C. Hoffman serves as Director of Policy and Research for Empower Illinois. Nathan joins Empower Illinois from the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd) where he worked as a Regional Advocacy Director across a region of six states including Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, and Mississippi.

Nathan’s work at ExcelinEd was rooted in advancing educational opportunity, quality, and innovation. He worked to notch major legislative victories in his states including a school incentive program for students earning credentials recognized by industry, and a comprehensive early literacy program in Alabama. As part of his work, he was named to Alabama’s inaugural Campaign for Grade-level Reading Executive Team.

Prior to ExcelinEd, Nathan worked as Director of Advocacy and Executive Director of the Chamber PAC for the Illinois Chamber of Commerce, working to advance and represent the needs of the business community in Illinois. A recovering politico, Nathan has spent time working on political campaigns at the state and federal level, and also on staff for U.S. Congressman Darin LaHood.

A native Illinoisan, Nathan was born and raised in Springfield, IL, graduating from the University of Illinois-Springfield in 2017 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, where he was elected as the student member to the University of Illinois-System Board of Trustees. Nathan also served a term on the Board of Directors for the Springfield Public Schools Foundation, and as Community Vice President for the Springfield chapter of the Illinois Jaycees.

 

Shantenae Robinson

Shantenae Robinson currently serves as Chief of Staff to Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th District) where she develops and executes legislative strategies and affairs for 12 different wards and their constituencies. Prior to her role as Chief of Staff, she served as Policy Director and engaged as the Director of Community Affairs and Outreach where she managed programing for the residents of Cook County.

Additionally, she has leveraged her city- and county-wide relationships to successfully build connections to the Cook County Land Bank, Cook County Women’s Caucus, and JAC Advisory Board: three unique community portfolio projects aimed at building bridges between the community and anchor institutions to tackle complex societal issues.

While obtaining her B.A. and M.B.A. in Management from Robert Morris University in Chicago, Robinson was selected to work in the White House’s Office of Presidential Correspondence during the Obama Administration. Robinson also served in the City of Chicago’s Office of Public Engagement to help implement community service and neighborhood revitalization programs.

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