The Executive Leadership Team

Shauntee Randle


Arthur Dennis


Jasmin Jenkins

Director of Operations

Lamar Jordan


Isis Waites



Eryn Matheny


Kanteh Kamanda

Financial Secretary

Community Service Committee

The Community Service Committee is responsible for planning and executing community service projects for membership and the community, and assisting the Chicago Urban League and MetroBoard in achieving its civic goals. Key Signature Projects for the Community Service Committee include, but are not limited to:

  • Teen Build – A day of workshops for high school students focused on emotional well-being and college/life preparation
  • AdoptA-Family – Each year MetroBoard members provide needed items to a Chicago Urban League sponsored family during the Christmas season.
  • Back 2 School Fair – MetroBoard members participate and assist the Chicago Urban League in passing out more than 500 bookbags to students to prepare for the upcoming school year.
  • Bud Billken Parade – A long standing Chicago tradition in which MetroBoard members and guests walk with the Chicago Urban League in the parade to celebrate the start of the new school year.
  • National Day of Service (NDoS) – A national initiative from the National Urban League Young Professionals where chapters collectively participate in a day of service around a theme each year.


Interested in joining the committee? Please reach out to


James Alford

Volunteer Coordinator

Ebony Harris


Civic Engagement Committee

The Civic Engagement Committee establishes the organization’s platform around specific issues. The committee also assists in educating the body about upcoming laws, legislation and other political action areas of interest.

Civic Engagement initiatives include but are not limited to:

– Voter Registration – Helping to raise awareness and get community members registered to vote in upcoming elections

– Know Your Rights – Programming centered around educating the public of their rights when it comes to involvement with the police and law enforcement agencies.

Interested in joining the committee? Reach out to


Dulana Reese


Johnathan Thomas

Social Justice

Raquel McGee

Civic Engagement

Fundraising Committee

The Fundraising Committee is the revenue generating body of MetroBoard. This committee is committed to creating purposeful social events and cultivating relationships with corporate and community partners and donors.

Some past fundraising events include:

  • The Young and Ambitious Awards – An annual fundraiser hosted by MetroBoard raising money to support the affiliate and MetroBoard programming
  • Wine Down – A happy hour hosted at Bar Louie where a $10 donation provides unlimited beer and wine for 1 hour
  • Date Auction – A silent date auction in which individuals can bid on an evening date with a man/woman. Dates are provided.
  • Sporting Event Ticket Auctions – Auctioning off tickets to Chicago sporting events.

Interested in joining the committee? Please reach out to


Daniel Kumapayi

Development Chair

Tavares Briggs

Event Manager

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee is focused on retention and growth for MetroBoard. The committee encourages and facilitates new member participation in the organization through planning and executing events which are of interest to members.

Membership initiatives include:

– Wanna’ Rolls – Period social events designed to get members together to enjoy each other and build friendships and connections.

– Membership Recruitment Week – A week dedicated to the recruitment and retention of members. Events are planned out to get members and non-members engaged in the organization and the movement.

– New Members Orientation – An event focused around acclimating new members to the organization. New members and non-members considering memberships are encouraged to attend. This event happens quarterly.

Interested in joining the membership committee? Please send an email to


Ann-Marie Herod


Krystal Preston



The Personal and Professional Development Committee (PPD) exists to assist MetroBoard members in achieving career advancement and personal development goals. PPD’s mission is to produce programming which will develop MetroBoard members into well-rounded professionals endowed to function as global leaders.

Some examples of PPD Programming include:

  • Speaker Series – This is an event held quarterly that focuses on educating the general public about topics that matter to them. Panelists are invited to come out and speak/answer questions on the highlighted profession to provide insight and inspiration. Past topics included “Empowering the Future of Tech” and “Making Our Mark in Chicago’s Media & Communication Scene” (in partnership with the National Association of Black Journalists).
  • Book Club – A bi-monthly book club which featured books geared towards professional and personal development. Past books include “Rich Dad Poor Dad”, “Speak Like Churchill Stand Like Lincoln”, and “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”.
  • Health is Wealth Hump Day Workouts – A series of work outs to help membership focus on health. Workouts included Zumba, Boot Camp and Cycle Therapy.
  • Speech Craft – A mini Toastmasters club where members were afforded the opportunity to develop their public speaking skills.
  • Career Club – A series of workshops designed to prepare participants for effective job searching


Interested in joining the committee? Please contact for more information


Symone Bridges

Personal Development

Imani Pittman

Professional Development



The PR Committee is responsible for promoting all MetroBoard events and information pertinent to the organization through social media outlets and other platforms. This committee is also in charge of managing the brand image and designing marketing material for promotion.

Interested in joining the committee? Please contact


Condola King

Content Creator

Alexandria Simms

Creative Director

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