ChiFive Associate Board

About ChiFive

The ChiFive Associate Board is a group of young professionals focused on raising awareness about ChiArts as well as creating a group of ambassadors and advocates who are well-versed in ChiArts’ mission. ChiFive welcomes members and guests to a variety of social events, listed below, which tie into ChiArts’ production calendar and showcase student talent.

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ChiFive Associate Board, uniting creatively spirited young professionals to build awareness of ChiArts through philanthropic ventures that engage the Chicago community and foster connections with like-minded organizations. We will champion the next generation of culturally engaged leaders by spotlighting student work, spanning ChiArts’ five conservatories.

ChiFive Executive Board

Allie Plantery (Leo Burnett)
Alec Richardson (agencyEA)
Emily Schwartz (Hogsalt)
Jonathon Thierer (Optum Technology)
Mark Zurales (True Partners Consulting LLC)

Join us at an upcoming meeting!


All meetings will begin at 6pm at Leo Burnett Chicago (35 W Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60601).



*ChiArts is located at 2714 W. Augusta Blvd. near the intersection of Augusta and California in Humboldt Park.