• Advisory Council

    The I AM Initiative for African American Males will be spearheaded by an Advisory Council comprised of African-American male leaders from Chicago’s business, education and faith communities. The Council members will:

    • provide recommendations and strategic direction for I AM’s programmatic goals;
    • publicly advocate to advance I AM’s goals; and
    • leverage corporate and affinity groups to sponsor employment opportunities

    I AM Advisory Board members

    Andre Hughes


    Bishop Dr. Arthur Brazier

    Apostolic Church of God

    Charles Tribbett III

    Russell Reynolds Associates Inc.

    Charles James III

    C.H. James Restaurant Holdings LLC

    Frank Clark

    Com Ed

    James Bell

    The Boeing Company

    James Reynolds

    Loop Capital Markets, LLC

    John Rogers Jr.

    Ariel Capital Management

    John D. Sterling

    Synch Solutions

    Lester H. McKeever Jr.

    Washington, Pittman and McKeever, LLC

    Marty Nesbitt

    One Stop Parking

    Michael Scott

    Fogelson Properties

    Myron Gray


    Pastor Bill Winston

    Living Word Christian Church

    Pastor Charles Jenkins

    Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church

    Reverend James Meeks

    Salem Baptist Church

    Quintin Primo III

    Capri Capital Partners

    Reverend Dr. Jeremiah Wright

    Trinity United Church of Christ

    Reverend Dr. Marshall Hatch

    New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church

    Reverend Stephen Thurston

    New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church

    Sam Scott

    Corn Products International

    Anthony K. Anderson

    Ernst and Young, LLP