The Golden Apple Associates Board (“AB”) promotes Golden Apple’s mission to inspire, develop, and support teacher and school leader excellence in Illinois, especially in schools-of-need. The AB actively provides support to Golden Apple, including but not limited to: interacting with and supporting Golden Apple Scholars and Alumni, raising awareness of Golden Apple, attending and promoting Golden Apple events, and fundraising.


Ryan Burns
Promus Capital

Robert Der (Co-Chair)
Ernst & Young

Charles Mengel
JSM Venture, Inc

Ryan Newman
Promus Capital

Margherita Santelia

Doug Smart

Rachel Taub

Barret Stephan

Mike Weaver
Promus Capital


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