Alliance atrium

Board of Directors

The Alliance Française de Chicago is dependent upon its Board of Directors as its governing body.

This group of individuals guides and oversees the strategic and fiscal direction of the organization, as well as investing their time, expertise and critical financial support. We are deeply grateful for their leadership.

  • Lisa Bailey, President of the Woman’s Board
  • Virginia Bobins
  • Myriam Bransfield
  • Solange P. Brown, Chair
  • Timothy Calkins
  • J. Rowan Carroll, Vice President*
  • Paul-Henri Chevalier, Vice President*
  • Monique Clarine
  • Mary Ellen Connellan, Executive Director – ex‑officio
  • David P. Earle, III
  • Jean-Pierre Ergas
  • Constance Frydenlund
  • Lili C. Gaubin
  • M. Hill Hammock, Treasurer*
  • John M. Holmes
  • David Horn, President*
  • Renée Johnson (Honorary)
  • R. Stanley Johnson
  • W. Paul Krauss, Vice‑Chair*
  • Guillaume Lacroix, Consul Général de France à Chicago (Honorary)
  • Christine Laurens
  • Charles H. (Chip) Mottier
  • Janis W. Notz
  • Caroline Paranikas
  • Betsey N. Pinkert, Vice President*
  • Francine Saltoun, Vice President*
  • Cheryl Sandner
  • Richard W. Shepro, Counselor*
  • Carol E. Vance


  • Armando Almendarez
  • David Hamilton
  • Arthur Miller
  • Clare Muñana
  • David Spadafora
  • H. Randolph Williams

*Executive Committee Member