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Caroline Degenaars

Kristy Williams Fercho (CHAIR)
Fannie Mae

Fr. Michael Garanzini
Loyola University Chicago

Patrick Green
Loyola University Chicago

Alison Heyman

David Heyman
J.P. Morgan

Christopher Skrable
University of Chicago

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