Board of Directors
Since providing seed capital for North Chicago Community Partners (NCCP) in 2008, the Gorter Family Foundation has remained one of NCCP’s primary funders. Members of the Gorter family continue to serve on the Board of Directors, acting as thought partners to NCCP leadership in both financeand strategy.
Jack E. Frigo, Director
Jack is a veteran commercial real estate professional, specializing in office, land, investment, and development properties. He serves on the Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company Board of Directors, Business Development, Credit, and Nominating and Compensation committees. He also serves on the Community Partners for Affordable Housing Advisory Board based in Highland Park. In addition to his Frigo & Company commercial real estate practice, he provides pro-bono consulting services to numerous non-profit boards on real estate matters. Jack served in the U.S. Army 1969-1971.
Susan Garrett, Director
Susan is a former legislator who served in the Illinois House and the Illinois Senate from 1998-2012. Garrett currently chairs the Illinois Campaign for Political Reform and serves on the Stevenson Center for Democracy’s advisory board. She also serves on the Capital Campaign Committee for the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff Historical Society and as a board member on the IWIL Training Academy, which trains women to run for office. Susan is a member of the foundation board of Erie Health in Waukegan, is co-chairperson of the Lake County Mental Health Coalition, and is a member of the advisory board of The Josselyn Center. Susan is a long-time Lake County resident and currently resides in Lake Forest with her husband Scott.
Audrey F. Gorter, Director
After graduating from The Ethel Walker School, Audrey attended Vassar College and the University of Geneva. She has served on the board of Allendale School Shelter Club and the Lake Forest Country Day School.
David F. Gorter, Vice President
David graduated from Lake Forest College in 1980. He is an entrepreneur and President of SSU Corporation, DK Organics and 4Medapproved.com. In addition to his work as a member of North Chicago Community Partners and the Gorter Family Foundation, he serves as a trustee of Lake Forest College where he is Vice Chairman of the Board. Additionally, he is a member of the Men’s Committee for Lurie Children’s Hospital and a past member of the Advisory Board of NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) and well as a former trustee of the Lake Forest Country Day School.
James P. Gorter, Director
Jim was born in Baltimore, Maryland, attended the Gilman Country School and earned an BA degree in economics from Princeton University in 1951. He attended the London School of Economics on a Woodrow Wilson fellowship and served as an officer in the U.S. Navy from 1952 to 1955. In 1956 Jim joined Goldman, Sachs and Co. and became a partner in 1965. He served on the Management Committee and was co-head of the Investment Banking Division. After retiring from Goldman, Sachs in 1988, Jim served as Chairman of Baker, Fentress & Co., a closed-end investment fund from 1988 to 2000. During his career, he served on the board of directors of various companies, including Caterpillar, Inc., Kirsch Company, Globe Union and Foremost Insurance. Jim is a past chairman of Lake Forest College and Lake Forest Hospital, and co-founder and past chairman of the Duke Islamic Studies Center.
Jennifer Grumhaus, Executive Director
Jennifer cofounded North Chicago Community Partners in 2008 and currently serves as the organization’s Executive Director. Prior to creating North Chicago Community Partners, Jennifer served as a volunteer consultant for the Gorter Family Foundation and was the Executive Director and Development Director of City Year Chicago. Jennifer began her professional career at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where she worked as an Analyst and Associate in Real Estate Investment Banking, Domestic Privatizations, and Strategic Planning and Administration. Jennifer received an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College. She is an active member of the Founders’ Board of the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute Board, and is a former Director of Lake Forest Bank & Trust Company.
Mary Gorter Krey, President
Mary graduated in 1983 from University of Chicago Booth School of Business with an MBA after having received her BS from Duke University. Mary worked at Goldman Sachs as a vice president in Fixed Income until 1990. In 1999 the Gorter family formed Green Bay Management Company, their family investment office and Mary has served as president since that time. She is a cofounder of NCCP and was actively involved for many years with the Allendale Shelter Club, the Forest Bluff Montessori School and the Thacher School.
Claudia Wyatt-Johnson, Director
Claudia graduated from Lake Forest College and became a teacher at Neal Junior High School in North Chicago. After receiving masters degrees from Loyola University in Chicago, she became a social worker, an HR professional at GD Searle, a consultant at Coopers & Lybrand, a senior consultant and then Practice Leader at Watson Wyatt (now Willis Towers Watson). In 1997, she co-founded Partners In Performance, a strategic HR consulting firm. She serves as a Board member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), is Vice Chair of the Common Cause Illinois Board and is a Trustee at Lake Forest College.