2019 WorldChicago Board of Directors




Ms. Cathy Lieberman, Board Chair

CDL Business Consulting


Ms. Virginia Russell, Vice Chair

Retired, John Marshall Law School


Mr. Corey Friedman, Board Treasurer

CF Financial


Ms. Lisa Harwood, Board Secretary

Commercial Real Estate Professional


Peggy F. Parfenoff, President




Ms. Karen Brown



Ms. Linda F. Cushman

Sloan Program in Health Administration, Cornell University


Mr. Bruce Leech

Executive Director

Coleman Entrepreneurship Center DePaul University


Ms. Donna Lindquist

Soleil Global Communications Group


Mrs. Joan Miller

Miller, Miller & Co


Ms. Kristyna Driehaus Pellouchoud

Chicago Czech Center


Dr. Balaji Rajagopalan

Dean, College of Business, Northern Illinois University


Mr. Brian Starr

Director, Inspired Engagement at YWCA Metropolitan Chicago


Mr. Louis P. Vitullo

Retired, Wildman Harrold


Mr. Mark Wilson


Board Committees

  • Ad Hoc
  • Board Development
  • Community Relations
  • Executive
  • Finance
  • Homestay
  • Marketing & Fundraising
  • Public Relations

Interested in joining the WorldChicago Board of Directors? Contact Peggy Parfenoff at or call 312.254.1800 x101.