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.
Tony Hoban, Director
Since 2004, Tony Hoban has managed financial assets and advised high‐net worth individuals, business owners, and families as well as endowments and foundations. From 1996 until 2004, he worked in William Blair Institutional Sales as a research salesperson calling on mutual fund and hedge fund clients in Boston and New York. Prior to joining William Blair, Tony was a Vice President at Banker’s Trust Company in New York City. His involvement in charitable organizations around Chicago include: member and past President of The Springboard Foundation (venture philanthropy), on the Board of Governors of Opportunity International (micro‐enterprise lending), board member of the Kerry Wood Family Foundation (mentoring in Lawndale), board member of The Chicago Foundation for Education (stipends and awards for Chicago public school teachers), a Founder of the Kevin Gorter Memorial Foundation (sports for disadvantaged youth), and on the Men’s Committee of Lurie Children’s Hospital.
Betsy Hough, Director
Betsy was born in Evanston, IL and started her professional career as a financial analyst at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and was subsequently hired by First Chicago Capital Markets as an Assistant Vice President of the Healthcare Finance Group. She returned to Northwestern Memorial Hospital as Director of Financial Strategies, working on the financing of the downtown campus redevelopment project, acquisition of physician practices while continually meeting with and updating the rating agencies, Moody’s and Standard and Poor’s. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University and Masters of Management from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University with majors in finance, public and not-for-profit management and marketing. Betsy is a current Finance Committee Member of the Lake County Forest Preserve Preservation Foundation and past Committee Chair of the Boy Scouts of America, Troop 48, President’s Circle Co-Chair of the Chicago Botanic Garden, President of the Lake Forest Garden Club, Chair for the Smith Symposium of the Friends of Ryerson Woods, and Patrons Chair of the Allendale Shelter Club.
Kim Taylor-Smith, Director
Kimberly Taylor-Smith joined AbbVie, Inc. a global, research and development-based biopharmaceutical company in 2014. She is the Associate Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) for AbbVie, Inc. Prior to this role, Kim was AbbVie’s Director of Community Partnerships and the AbbVie Foundation. Kimberly has also served as the Development Director for City Year Chicago and began her career as a Management Consultant for APM Healthcare, and McKinsey & Company. Kimberly has actively served on a variety of nonprofit Board of Directors including Chicago Public Radio – WBEZ Radio, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Marwen, and Sacred Heart Schools of Chicago. She is also an active supporter of the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Chicago Urban League.
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.