The Chicago Council of the American Writers Museum is a group of dedicated professionals who plan and host fundraising events and raise awareness for the Museum.

A guest at the Chicago Council of the AWM's annual event in October 2019
Guests and Chicago Council of the AWM members at the Council's annual fundraising event
Guests at the Chicago Council of the AWM's annual fundraising event


Katy Mickelson, President
Beermann LLP

Christie Maliyackel, Vice President

Olivia Bedi
Neal, Gerber & Eisenberg

Margaret Duncan
Loyola University Chicago

Heather Grove
Caliber Advisors

Julianne Hartzell
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun

Claire Gorman Kenny
Moirano Gorman Kenny

Laurie Holmes
Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Shermin Kruse

Chad Riley
Sandline Global

Lauren Schwartz

Britt Yackey
Northwestern Mutual

Shaun Zhang
Goldman, Ismail, Tomaselli, Brennan & Baum