ChildServ, a nonprofit dedicated to building better lives for children, announced six new additions to its Board of Trustees: Tim Brennan, Edward J. Dunphy, Cristal Thomas Gary, Andrew Goldberg, Thomas Kopecky, and Dave Sullivan.
“We are excited and honored to welcome such a dedicated and talented group of community leaders to ChildServ’s Board of Trustees,” said Dan Kotowski, President and CEO of ChildServ. “Each brings a unique knowledge, expertise, and skillset that will advance ChildServ’s mission to build better lives for children so they can reach their potential.”
Tim Brennan, a resident of Wilmette, began his career in finance at Massachusetts Mutual in 1989, advising clients on insurance matters. In 2000, he co-founded Pinnacle Financial Group in Deerfield, Ill., which specializes in investment portfolio management, insurance planning, and corporate benefit plans. Brennan and his wife, Deneen, have two children Liam and Grace, and enjoy traveling.
Edward J. Dunphy, of Hinsdale, has worked in finance, including at firms such as Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, for more than 20 years. He joined William Blair as a financial advisor, in 2013, utilizing his skills to gain a deep understanding of his clients’ needs and leveraging the firm’s capabilities to achieve their goals. Dunphy also serves as a Corporate Retirement Director where he assists in the construction and management of retirement plans.
Cristal Thomas Gary, from Chicago, is President of Elusive Policy Solutions, a consulting and advisory firm specializing in healthcare policy, strategy, and engagement. Prior to her time at Elusive Policy Solutions, she served as Vice President of Community Healthy Engagement at the University of Chicago Medical Center and Deputy Governor in the Office of Illinois Governor Pat Quinn from 2011 – 2015. In 2016, Thomas Gary was chosen as a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow, joining a distinguished group of civic leaders assembled to tackle issues facing the region.
Andrew C. Goldberg, who lives in Golf, is a Chairman of Burling Bank in Chicago, which focuses on the exchange and small business communities. In his role at Burling, Goldberg oversees credit and investment management, overall business management and strategic planning, and Board governance. Previously, Goldberg was an independent floor broker and trader at the Chicago Board of Trade for 23 years.
James L. Kopecky, of River Forest, is a Partner at Kopecky Schumacher Rosenburg PC (KSR), in Chicago. In 2010, he helped start the firm and currently manages the regulatory service practice. From 1999 – 2002, Kopecky lead a team investigating securities fraud at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. He graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a degree in Economics before obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Loyola University of Chicago.
Dave Sullivan, from Park Ridge, is President at Raucci & Sullivan Strategies, LLC. He served in the Illinois Senate from 1998 – 2005, advocating for healthcare, children’s issues, adoption and education, and received numerous awards from organizations such as Voices for Children, Maryville Academy and AARP. Sullivan is also on the Boards of Illinois Channel, The Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago and the Illinois Economic Policy Institute.
Submitted by ChildServ. For more information on ChildServ please visit www.ChildServ.org.
Since 1894, ChildServ has helped children and families to build better lives and achieve their potential. The human services agency provides community-based programs, including foster care and adoption services, counseling, residential group homes, community support and early childhood education, to children and families in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Lake counties.