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Photo: Incoming Steppenwolf Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky
Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced a change in board leadership. After 7 years, Nora Daley will step down for Eric Lefkofsky, venture capitalist and co-founder of Groupon, to come in as the new Board Chair. Lefkofsky became a Trustee in 2006 and has served as Board Secretary since 2008. Keating Crown, a Trustee since 2014, is the incoming Vice Chair. L. Heather Mitchell, a Trustee since 2013, is the incoming Treasurer and Deborah H. Quazzo, a Trustee since 2009, is the incoming Secretary. Daley, who has been a Trustee since 2002, will remain on the Board and Executive Committee along with Paul W. Goodrich, who joined the Trustees in 2006 and served as Treasurer from 2009-2016.
“Nora Daley’s contributions to Steppenwolf as Chair over the past seven years have been tremendous—from founding the theater’s first young professionals group in 2000 to launching the first Women in the Arts Luncheon in 2010, which continues to be one of our most highly anticipated events, to her passionate advocacy for arts education and the Steppenwolf for Young Adults program, she is a change maker and visionary. We are grateful for the indelible impact she continues to make on this organization,” says Executive Director David Schmitz. “We are extremely fortunate to have a continuation of Board excellence.”
“I have been a longtime advocate for Steppenwolf. As the company embarks on its fourth decade with big plans for growth, I am ready to take on this new role alongside an exceptional leadership team,” shares Lefkofsky.