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Christopher T. Vincent, CFA

President & Chief Executive Officer
P: 312-251-1301 x.110   |  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), Vincent 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).

Vincent 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).

Vincent 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.

Joyolin D. Brown, CFA

Chief Operating Officer
P: 312-251-1301 x.140   |   jbrown@cfachicago.org

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Joyolin D. Brown, CFA, joined CFA Society Chicago in January 2022 as its first Chief Operating Officer. Prior to assuming this newly created role, Ms. Brown spent 25 years at Duff & Phelps Investment Management in Chicago, where she was a Managing Director/ Senior Global Utilities & Infrastructure Analyst. Early in her career at Duff & Phelps, Ms. Brown worked as a fixed-income analyst and later as a sell-side equity analyst. Ms. Brown also spent 5 years as an analyst in corporate and regulatory Finance at Southern California Edison, now Edison International, and 5 years at Union Bank of California where she was an account executive. After retiring from Duff & Phelps in 2018, Ms. Brown launched her real estate company, JDB Ventures, LLC.

Kim Augustyn, CMP

Director of Programs and Sponsorship
P: 312-251-1301 x.130   |   kaugustyn@cfachicago.org

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Kim Augustyn, CMP is a meeting, trade show and event industry professional with more than 20 years of experience. She excels in relationship management and negotiations with clients and vendors.

Prior to joining CFA Society Chicago, Ms. Augustyn was the National Sales Manager focused on the Central region for Team San Jose, an organization focused on promoting San Jose as a destination to stimulate economic development. Previously she spent 11 years with Navy Pier, the Metropolitan Pier& Exposition Authority in Chicago. In 2003 she was promoted to Sales Manager and generated $2.7 million in rental business and $15.9 million in food & beverage during a six-year time frame. In 1999, Ms. Augustyn joined the organization as an Event Manager. She successfully oversaw more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, ballroom and meeting room space for corporate, association, trade and social clients. Ms. Augustyn was also an Assistant Fundraising Director for the House Republican Campaign Committee. During her tenure there, she coordinated statewide fundraising efforts that raised more than $8 million in three years.

She is an active member of Meeting Professionals International (MPI) and served on the MPI-CAC Board of Directors from 2012-2014, overseeing the Membership Recruitment Committee. She is also an active member of Association Forum of Chicagoland and Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA). An Illinois native who currently resides in Chicago, she also enjoys volunteering with numerous non-profits and enjoys traveling, reading and outdoor activities.

PARI PATEL

Director of Marketing and Communications
P: 312-251-1301 x.160   |   ppatel@cfachicago.org

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Pari is an accomplished marketing and sales professional with a proven record of developing and implementing creative marketing initiatives. From interning with a Division I athletics department to building a marketing program from the ground up for an international organization within the energy industry, she has experience in handling a wide range of marketing, sales and customer service responsibilities including branding strategy, digital marketing, presentations, tradeshow and event planning, strategic marketing, database management, and website design. Pari graduated from Syracuse University with a bachelor’s in marketing.

LARISA SUTTON, CAE

Director of Professional Development and Innovation
P: 312-251-1301 x.100   |   lsutton@cfachicago.org

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Larisa Sutton is an association professional with over 5 years of experience. She has experience with member relations, governance, membership database maintenance, and administrative support. 

Prior to joining CFA Chicago, Ms. Sutton was the Membership Coordinator at the American Association of Endodontists, a dental organization dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. She began in the executive department where she worked closely with the Board of Directors and member committees and then transitioned into the membership department. 

Ms. Sutton received her B.A. in psychology with a minor in sociology from the University of Iowa. She enjoys running, reading and volunteering.