Young Professionals Board


The HFS Young Professionals Board (YPB) supports the mission of HFS by planning social events, fundraising initiatives and supporting awareness efforts. The YPB is comprised of highly engaged, motivated and enthusiastic young professionals representing a diverse range of professions and affiliations, including law, consulting, and financial services.

The YPB is currently accepting applications.

Please email to get involved and make a difference for HFS! 

YPB Co-Presidents


Luke Meissner, YPB

Luke Meisner    TetraVX

Michael Sullivan   Kinzie Capital Partners

YPB Committee Chairs: 


Afra, Ashraf

Afra Ashraf Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Campnell, WEndy

Wendy Campnell Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Malcolm Douglas Guggenheim Partners

Michael Fertl         Pareto Intelligence

Meredith, Mansinne

Meredith Mansinne Cushman & Wakefield

Puma, Annemarie

Annemarie Puma KPMG LLP

Quintana, Daniel

Daniel Quintana     Twin Bridge Capital Partners LLC

Keara Jennings YBP

Keara Jennings    Balyasny Asset Management

Scott Smith YBP

Scott Smith       Navigant


Kim Talianko      Filtration Group

Molli Warsh   Jellyvision

walker, brandon

Brandon Walker Guggenheim Partners

Board Members:

Shayan Ahmad 
West Monroe Partners

Ernesto Almazan  
Pepper Construction

Carolina Avila*
Power Plan Services

Cary Black
Crowe LLP

Daniel Bresnahan

Jarrett Brotzman
PPM America

Jessica Browning
The Mom Project

Azeem Choudhury
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Ivette Cebrero*

Libby Costigan
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Sarah Driggers
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Michael Fertl
Pareto Intelligence

Sonja Filipovic
BMO Harris

Christina Georgis
Overheard in Chicago

Courtney Grubb
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Caitlyn Haller
Greenberg Traurig LLP

Nathan Howze
Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila LLP

Sonia Jones
Learn Charter

Erin Line
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Alex Maas

Emily McDermott

Tiffany Miller
Sears Holdings

Kelley Monzella

Michael Mulroe
Mulroe Company, LLC

Conner Murphy 

Elisabeth Murphy

Wendy Perez*
HFS Chicago Scholars

Michael Pinckney
Bank of NY Mellon

Michael Praljak
Water Street Healthcare Partners LLC

Bobur Rasulov
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Aaron Robertson*
Constellation Brands

Melissa Sereda
BatesCarey LLP

Jamie Shah
McDonald’s Corporation

Michi Sloan Vergano

Matthew Smith

Scott Smith

Alex Stogin
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Michael Sullivan
Kinzie Capital Partners LLC

Jesse Trevino
Century 21

Jordan Wise
WisdomTree Asset Management

Jerod Wolfgram
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Kevin Young
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

*HFS Alum