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Leadership Awards Committee

The Leadership Awards Committee shall recommend deserving candidates to be nominated for the CFA Society Chicago Awards program. Specifically, the committee is tasked with identifying worthy and accomplished CFA Chicago members who may be considered for the Hortense Freidman, CFA, Award for Excellence (annually) and CFA Institute Leader and Member Awards (when applicable). Candidates shall be members of the Chicago-area investment community who have demonstrated initiative, leadership, and a commitment to professional excellence. The committee is tasked with identifying deserving nominees (for Board approval) but is not required to present a nominee unless merited. The chairman and members of this committee are composed of past leaders as identified by the Board. The current Chairman and Vice Chair also serve on the Committee in an ex-officio role.

Committee Members:

Marie Winters, CFA – Chair
Jenifer Aronson, CFA
Susan McDermott, CFA
Michelle Moreno, CFA
Alan Papier, CFA
Kevin Silverman, CFA
James Stirling, CFA
Mark Toledo, CFA
Jim Whitney, CFA
Daniel Kastholm, CFA (Chair) (ex-officio)
Kristan Rowland, CFA (Vice Chair) (ex-officio)


If you would like to submit a name for consideration for an officer or director, please send an email to info@cfachicago.org.