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Christopher T. Vincent, CFA

President & Chief Executive Officer
P: 312-251-1301    |  cvincent@cfachicago.org

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Chris Vincent, CFA, joined CFA Society Chicago as chief executive officer in May of 2020. The majority of his investment career was spent as a fixed income portfolio manager in Chicago with two firms, William Blair and Zurich Scudder. He was head of fixed income and a partner at William Blair Investment Management (2002-2019) where he managed bond mutual funds and separate accounts. At Zurich Scudder (the successor firm to Kemper Financial), Chris was a managing director and senior portfolio manager for institutional clients (1988-2002). His roots in the money management industry are as a corporate plan sponsor with Nestle Purina in St. Louis (1983-1988).

Chris has been a volunteer for CFA Society Chicago and CFA Institute since 2006. He previously served as chair of the Board of Directors for CFA Society Chicago (2014-2015) and has also volunteered for various CFA Institute groups and committees, notably as a member of the Annual Conference Advisory Committee (2012-2018).

Chris earned his CFA charter in 1990, received his undergraduate degree in finance from the University of Missouri and holds an M.B.A. from Saint Louis University.

Rosemary A. Sprovieri

Senior Director of Administration
P: 312-251-1301   |  rsprovieri@cfachicago.org

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Rosemary Sprovieri (Rose) joined CFA Society Chicago in January 2024 as the Senior Director of Administration. Prior to assuming this role, Rose spent most of her career at William Blair & Company (25+ years) where she held various leadership positions within the operations department. Her focus through the years was on systems improvements, third party vendor selection across operations, technology, compliance, and front office. In addition to direct and indirect management of staff, Rose had direct oversight of internal controls, and of the retail trading desk. Rose was instrumental in the management of the firm’s custody and clearing relationship. During her tenure she oversaw three major system rollouts including security controls and user training.

After leaving William Blair, Rose focused on project management roles with the State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Millennium Trust Company (who merged with Payflex and rebranded to Inspira Financial), and Sentinel Technologies.

Kathleen Hurley

Director of Programming
P: 312-251-1301   | khurley@cfachicago.org

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Kathleen is a meetings and events professional who has managed key areas in the private club space for the last eleven years at the Union League Club of Chicago and the University Club of Milwaukee. Her experience includes the planning, development, and implementation of strategic plans that dictate the short-term and long-term objectives for activity groups and events for more than 4,000 members. Kathleen used her media relationships to secure press coverage that raises public awareness and gains the support of community organizations. Her passion is to create an overall member experience that is memorable. Kathleen brings her energy and tenacity to the CFA Society of Chicago.

Alyssa Pavich

Manager of Professional Development & Innovation

P: 312-251-1301  | apavich@cfachicago.org

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Alyssa Pavich is the Manager of Professional Development & Innovation. She joined CFA Society Chicago in August of 2023. Alyssa graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021. There, she attained a B.S. in Agriculture Communications with a concentration in Advertising and a minor in Food Science. Prior to working at CFA Society Chicago, Alyssa worked at the Union League Club of Chicago as the membership coordinator, where she was a nominee for Stars of the Industry in 2022. Her passion is expanding digital content and focusing on developing the podcast forum. Alyssa has assisted with organizing the membership database and is excited to widen her knowledge in the CFA industry.

Alyssa Bronge

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

P: 312-251-1301  | abronge@cfachicago.org

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Alyssa Bronge is the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. She joined CFA Society Chicago in June of 2024. Alyssa graduated from Loyola University Chicago in 2024 with a B.B.A in Marketing and a B.B.A. in Information Systems. Alyssa is continuing her education at Loyola University Chicago and working towards obtaining her M.B.A. with a focus in Marketing in 2025. Alyssa has a passion for digital marketing and looks forward to growing CFA Society Chicago’s online presence.