Members from the tech community include: Mike Gamson, a former senior executive at LinkedIn and active startup investor who is CEO of legal-software company Relativity; startup founder Garry Cooper; Helen Sun, a veteran corporate tech executive who now works for Facebook; Angel Mendez, former chief operating officer of mapping and location data company Here Technologies and a former executive at Cisco Systems; and Brenda Darden Wilkerson, CEO of AnitaB.org
The most surprising name on the list is Peter Barris, who ran Maryland-based New Enterprise Associates, one of the world’s largest venture capital funds, for nearly two decades. The Chicago native and Northwestern University engineering alum has been an active supporter of his hometown, backing Groupon, Sprout Social, Tempus, Echo Global Logistics, InnerWorkings, BenchPrep and Catalytic.
Also on the board are Allstate CEO Tom Wilson; Jennifer Scanlon, CEO of UL and former CEO of USG; and Richard Edelman, CEO of public relations and marketing firm Edelman.
Other members from the Fortune 500 community are Margarita Chavez, managing director of AbbVie’s venture capital unit; and Kate Gebo, senior vice president of human resources and labor relations at United Airlines.
Two names represent two key academic assets: Andreas Cangellaris, provost of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and former dean of its college of engineering; and Kate Timmerman, executive director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange.
Members from the nonprofit sector include Julia Stasch, former president of the MacArthur Foundation; and Maria Wynne, CEO of Leadership Greater Chicago. Other members are Philip Alphonse, co-founder of private-equity firm Vistria Group; Diane Primo, CEO of advertising firm Purpose Brand Agency; and Trabian Shorters, CEO of BMe.
The board also includes tech entrepreneur Chris Gladwin; former Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker; and Kelly Welsh, president of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club. The three have led P33 since its start in 2018.