Board of Directors
Adrienne grew up in the Midwest, but has lived all over the country during her corporate work experience with Maremont/Alusuisse, AMF Inc, Kraft Foods Inc., General Foods Corporation, Miller Brewing Company and Gap Inc. Her final corporate job was Chief Operating Officer of a privately held software and book publisher in Minneapolis.
When she left that position she became a personal historian and was Treasurer of the Association of Personal Historians, a worldwide organization devoted to training and supporting the profession.
In 2008 she started EcoWrap, LLC (which designs, manufactures and distributes a greener fabric gift wrap), after a particularly waste filled post Christmas season. She is an avid traveler in and outside the USA, and resides in Lake Forest, IL.
Adrienne Johns is also the Midwest Region Chair for the National Parks Conservation Association and is on their National Council and is on the board of the Beyond Sports Foundation.
Kristen Hertel lives in Winnetka, Illinois with her husband and five children. She is a homemaker, serves as an active member of the Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy’s Advisory Board, and runs her family’s Foundation with her husband (Satter Family Foundation).
Kristen graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Education and Social Policy. She began her career in 1986 as a Credit Officer at First Chicago Bank and remained as a top Credit Officer through the transition to Bank One before ending her career in 2004 at J.P. Morgan Chase.
Kristen has been an active Board of Directors’ member for the Beyond Sports Foundation since the start of the Foundation.