Board Chair, Institute for Nonviolence Chicago & Former CEO, United Way of Metro Chicago
Wendy DuBoe is a seasoned executive with more than twenty years of transformative leadership experience in the non-profit and for-profit arenas. She and her teams have designed innovative strategies, operated complex organizations, transformed business models, and led people through change.
Wendy served as President & CEO of United Way of Metro Chicago (UWMC). She worked with staff, donors, and community leaders to modernize the organization and maximize the impact of its roughly $55M raised annually. Wendy reinvented UWMC’s community investment approach and nearly all aspects of its operating model. She developed and implemented a 10-year impact plan Live United 2020 focused on targeted Education, Income, Health and Safety solutions. She also blueprinted and operationalized United Way Neighborhood Networks, a coordinated service delivery model in ten underserved neighborhoods. The model has raised more than $20M to date.
Prior to joining UWMC, Wendy led the Aspen Institute’s internationally acclaimed Seminars Program as its Vice President where she oversaw content, operations, and sales and marketing. Before joining mission- driven organizations, Wendy had a dynamic career in the private sector, serving as Vice President of Investor Relations at Fleishman Hillard and Director of Business Development at Ameritech International.
Wendy graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Economics & Psychology. She earned her M.A. in Economics & International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) as well as a General Course Degree in Economics & Psychology from the London School of Economics & Political Science.
She is Chairman of the Board of the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago. She is also a Member of the Cook County Commission on Social Innovation, the Commercial Club of Chicago, The Chicago Network and the Advisory Board of Loyola University’s Baumhart Center for Social Enterprise & Responsibility.