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The Chicago Network is delighted to announce the launch of a periodic "Letter to the Network" feature that highlights updates from a Non-Resident member in her words. This is a unique opportunity for Network members to gain insight into the professional and/or personal endeavors of Non-Resident members, who remain a vital part of the Network.


Nuria Fernandez

Year Joined: 2008

General Manager / CEO

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority


"It took 32 years, but I finally made it to the west coast and now call Silicon Valley my new home! It has been an amazing journey planning and building transportation systems from Chicago, to Washington, DC, New York and now San Jose, California - the 10th largest city in the U.S." Read more...


Date Featured: September 26, 2014



Anne Arvia

Year Joined: 2003

President & COO, Nationwide Direct Growth Solutions & Strategic Partnership

Nationwide Mutual Insurance



"I'm delighted to have this opportunity to share with you what I've been up to since I was lured away from my favorite city eight years ago. I moved to Columbus, Ohio to Nationwide Insurance to start the Nationwide Bank; I realize it's not quite the same as Chicago but it has it positive attributes, namely, no traffic." Read more...


Date Featured: October 3, 2014


Gina Boswell

Year Joined: 2009

EVP North America Personal Care




"As many of you know, since 2011, I have been leading the multi-billion dollar Personal Care portfolio for Unilever North America, which is made up of hair, skin, and deodorant categories. This has meant straddling my time between Chicago, where my husband and daughter are, and Unilever's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, so I always enjoy being able to connect to my roots in Chicago when possible." Read more...


Date Featured: October 10, 2014


Cathy Jacobson

Year Joined: 2008

President & CEO

Froedtert Health, Inc.

"I have been in Milwaukee now for four years.  I made the move to Froedtert Health in 2010 to take the role of chief strategy officer and chief financial officer of the health system and found myself less than two years later in 2012 as the president and CEO.  We are a $1.6 billion dollar regional healthcare system in partnership with the Medical College of Wisconsin.  Our combined health network includes Froedtert Hospital, one of only two academic medical centers in the state, and the only one in eastern Wisconsin as well as several community hospitals and multiple ambulatory sites.  We are in a changing and dynamic time in healthcare which makes every day leading this organization a new and exciting opportunity." Read more...