Board of Directors

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Colonel (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired)

Jennifer N. Pritzker is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of Tawani Enterprises and the Tawani Foundation, and is Founder and Chair of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.

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Bridget D. Altenburg

Bridget D. Altenburg

Ms. Altenburg’s 18-year career includes experience in the non-profit and for-profit sectors as well as military service.

Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans, USN (Retired)

Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans, USN (Retired)

Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans, USN (Retired) is a strategic and operational executive leader with a three decade career of driving transformation and innovation in a complex, highly sensitive global organization.

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Colonel Kevin W. Farrell, PhD, USA (Retired)

Colonel Kevin Farrell, USA (Retired) spent over 30 years in uniform and has led American and Allied soldiers in combat in three different conflicts.

Lieutenant Commander Arie Friedman, MD, USNR-R (MC) (Retired)

Lieutenant Commander Arie Friedman, MD, USNR-R (MC) (Retired)

Dr. Arie Friedman served in the United States Navy as a helicopter pilot. Currently, he practices general pediatrics and holds a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics at Northwestern Medical School.

Major General James Mukoyama, U.S. Army (Retired)

Major General James Mukoyama, U.S. Army (Retired)

Major General James H. Mukoyama, Jr. served in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1995. A decorated soldier who has dedicated his life to public service, General Mukoyama continues to help veterans through his involvement in a wide variety of veterans charities.

Ginny Narsete

MSgt Ginny Narsete, USAF (Retired)

Ginny Narsete is a retired Air Force veteran and current Chairperson of  Operation HerStory.

Mary Parthe

Mary Parthe

Mary F. Parthe joined TAWANI Enterprises Inc. in 2008 and currently serves the dual role of Chief Investment Officer and Chief of Staff.

Susan Rifkin

Susan Rifkin

Susan Rifkin is the Chief Operating Officer of Philanthropic Activities and oversees all TAWANI and Pritzker Military non-profit entities.

Robert E. Sarazen

Robert E. Sarazen

Robert E. Sarazen is a Vice President of Goldman Sachs and a member of the Firm’s Leadership Council in the Investment Management Division.

John Schwan

John Schwan

John Schwan is Chairman of CTI Industries and has overseen the development of this small Barrington, IL firm to a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ stock market.

Captain John Allen Williams, PhD, USNR (Retired)

Captain John Allen Williams, PhD, USNR (Retired)

John Allen ("Jay") Williams is Professor of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago, with degrees from Grinnell College (B.A.) and the University of Pennsylvania (M.A. and Ph.D.).