SHERMIN KRUSE - Secretary Shermin Kruse graduated cum laude from University of Michigan
Law School and has practiced complex commercial litigation
for six years at the law firm of Barack Ferrazzano Kirschbaum
& Nagelberg, representing large corporations such as Shell
Oil Co., Louis Vuitton, and Moet Hennessey.
She has previous leadership experience in the not-for-profit
arena as a director of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter,
where she has served for four years and continues to serve. She
is a recognized advocate of gender equality rights, and participated
in a global symposium on gender equality held in Zurich in
July, 2007. Ms. Kruse has also held leadership
roles in a number of other not-for-profit or pro-bono entities
or engagements, such pro-bono counsel of asylum candidates,
and pro-bono counsel in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.