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    Executive Speaker Series with Sarah Elk
    Tuesday, June 05, 2018 at 06:15 PM
    Catholic Charities in Chicago, IL

    Join us Tuesday, June 5th for our Executive Speaker Series with Sarah Elk!

    Sarah is a Partner in the Chicago office of Bain & Company, Inc. 

    With over 15 years of consulting experience, she has advised business leaders across a wide range of industries including retail, healthcare, automotive, technology, aerospace, consumer products, and financial services

    Sarah is passionate about transforming large companies, especially those experiencing technology or business model disruption. 

    She has deep expertise in strategy, performance improvement, organizational design and change management.  She serves as Bain’s global leader for zero-based organizational redesign. 

    Sarah began her career at Merck & Co., Inc. after earning her BS in environmental engineering from Northwestern University.  She also holds an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

    Sarah currently serves as the President of the DuPage County chapter of Legatus.   She is on the Board of Advisors for Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of Chicago.   And, she is a partner in Social Venture Partners, an organization focused on early stage investing in Chicago area non-profits. 

    Sarah and her husband have four children ages middle school to toddler.  She loves wine (despite her husband’s beer venture, Karetas Brewing) and enjoys golfing (poorly).


    Secure your spot (and skip the registration line at the event) and RSVP using the form below.

    Young Catholic Professionals is an organization dedicated to helping young professionals connect with one another and grow in their Catholic faith while pursuing demanding careers. Learn more about YCP by visiting ycpchicago.org.

    Please note that professional attire is encouraged at YCP Chicago events.

    We look forward to seeing you June 5th!

    June Happy Hour at AceBounce
    Monday, June 11, 2018 at 05:30 PM
    Ace Bounce in Chicago, IL

    Join other young Catholic professionals in their 20s and 30s for YCP Chicago's Networking Happy Hour at AceBounce! 

    AceBounce has generously donated 3 ping pong tables for the evening, as well as pizza and appetizers. Break the ice over a game of ping pong!

    Come learn more about YCP Chicago's dynamic community and find out how you can become more involved. The event is a perfect opportunity to meet other young, Catholic professionals who are "Working in Witness for Christ."

    Please RSVP on Facebook to let us know you are coming!

    Please note that professional attire is encouraged at all YCP Chicago events.

    We look forward to seeing you there!

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Chicago Leadership Team

Apply to join the 2018 YCP Chicago Leadership Team!

Matt Belanger

Chapter President

Vanessa Jungbluth-Fullmer

VP & Director of Operations

Tyler Dedrick

VP & Director of Marketing

Luke Pacold

VP & Director of Outreach

Julie Green

Director of Technology

Adam Lincoln

Director of Finance

Gabrielle Jastrebski

Director of Membership

Sam Gans

Asst. Director of Marketing

Rachel Kern

Asst. Director of Outreach

Jacalyn Plonsey

Asst. Director of Operations

Claire Hogan

Asst. Director of Membership

Eleanore Strong

Data Analyst

Evan Lutomski

Membership Coordinator

Clare Potyrala

Outreach Coordinator

Grace Ahlering

Public Relations Manager



Drew Patterson

Special Events Coordinator

Chicago Board of Directors

Brian Smith

Board Chairman

Mark Balasa

Hon. Thomas Donnelly


William Swee


Elizabeth Pattara


Fr. Peter Wojcik