Executive-in-Residence Program

Gleacher Center

Friday, May 31

Session times vary between 8 am and 4:30 pm

Gleacher Center
6th Floor
450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Complete Registration Survey

Express your interest in the Executive-in-Residence program by Monday, May 20, 2019.

As a participant you will have the opportunity to meet with one of the Executive-in-Residence in a small (4-5 participants) group coaching session. You will be able to indicate the executives you'd like to meet with for the small group coaching session and the times when you can be available to meet with the executives.


Space is limited; completion of this survey does not guarantee participation. You will be notified of your participation status by Wednesday, May 22.


Please be prepared to send your bio or resume with your registration or promptly upon confirmation of participation.

Martha J. Demski has over 35 years of experience in biotech and finance and currently serves as Chair of the board of the biotech company, Chimerix, Inc. (CMRX).  She also currently serves as a member of the board of directors and chair of the audit committee and member of the compensation committee for the following biotech companies:  Adamas Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ADMS) and Equillium, Inc. (EQ).   Ms. Demski previously served on the board of Neothetics, Inc. (NEOT).

In 2017 Ms. Demski retired from her position as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ajinomoto Althea, Inc., (now known as Ajinomoto Bio-Pharm Services), a fully-integrated contract development and cGMP manufacturing organization. Prior to that she served as the Interim Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center and as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Vical Incorporated (VICL).

Additionally, Ms. Demski has over 13 years of banking experience with Bank of America.  Ms. Demski is a National Association of Corporate Directors Governance Fellow. In 2017 Ms. Demski was honored as the Director of the Year in Corporate Governance by the Corporate Directors Forum in San Diego.  

Stacie Frank is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) where she serves as a member of the CSOA senior management team and also as Assistant Treasurer, an officer of the CSOA board. She leads strategic and tactical management of the general areas of finance, investments and information technology. Frank’s responsibilities include accounting, finance, forecasting and expense planning, financing of capital improvements, new business analysis, and pension, bond and endowment management.

Previous to the CSOA, Stacie Frank spent 14 years with Exelon Corp., where she most recently served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. She started at Exelon in 2002 as a Senior Financial Analyst, was promoted to Director of Finance and Corporate Treasury, then to Director of Revenue Policy for Commonwealth Edison and Vice President of Investor Relations.

Stacie Frank earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration and finance from Villanova University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

In 2014, Frank was named to the annual listing of “40 under 40” in Crain’s Chicago Business. She also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Children’s Museum.

Kate is an accomplished business executive and member of Dow Chemical’s Global Leadership Team as the business director /general manager of the Dow Coatings Business.

Based in Philadelphia, Kate leads the vision and strategy with profit and loss responsibilities for the Dow Coatings Business that produces products sold into the paint and coatings market segment.

She has successfully delivered on revenue and earning expectations and grown businesses while taking on greater challenges at Dow since 2009 with roles of increasing complexity and responsibility across business P&L, commercial, marketing, corporate development and M&A.

With a passion for leadership, people development and strategy, Kate is committed to finding creative solutions for her customer’s most critical needs, creating and empowering teams to solve the biggest challenges our businesses face and developing the next generation of visionary leaders.

David Herzog served as the chief financial officer and executive vice president of American International Group (AIG) from 2008 to 2016. Mr. Herzog served as senior vice president and comptroller of AIG from June 2005 to October 2008, chief financial officer for worldwide life insurance operations from April 2004 to June 2005, and vice president, Life Insurance from 2003 to 2004. In addition, Mr. Herzog has served in other senior officer positions for AIG and its subsidiaries, including as the chief financial officer and chief operating officer of American General Life following its acquisition by AIG.

Previously, Mr. Herzog served in various executive positions at GenAmerica Corporation and Family Guardian Life, a Citicorp company, and at a large accounting firm that is now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.Mr. Herzog holds the designations of Certified Public Accountant and Fellow, Life Management Institute.

He is also a member of the board of directors of MetLife Inc. and Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

Mr. Herzog holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri-Columbia and an M.B.A. in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago.

Guy Lewis serves as Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Commercial Excellence for Honeywell’s UOP, a global leader in the supply of process technology, catalysts, engineered systems, and technical and engineering services to the refining, petrochemical, chemical, and gas processing and hydrogen industries.  UOP has been creating world-class innovative solutions for its customers for over 100 years.  Prior to his current role, Guy was Strategic Marketing Director for UOP’s Gas Processing & Hydrogen business.  

Before joining Honeywell’s UOP in 2012, Guy served as Executive Director for Strategic Growth Initiatives and Managing Director for Unconventional Gas at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI).  Prior to joining GTI in 2007, he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at BP during his nearly 30 year tenure, including Vice President for U.S. Retail Strategy and Planning, Vice President for Commercial Business Solutions, Vice President for U.S. Marketing Fuel Supply, and Superintendent of Economics & Scheduling at BP’s Whiting Refinery.

Guy holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Northwestern University.

Eric Weinheimer is President + CEO of Forefront, Illinois' statewide association of nonprofits and grantmakers. Previously, he was President and CEO of The Cara Program, a nonprofit that provides comprehensive training, job placement, and support services to individuals who are homeless and struggling in poverty.

Eric was selected as a member of the Emerging Leaders Program for the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Class of 2011 and was selected as a Chicago Community Trust Fellow for 2013. Eric was appointed by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn to the Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Enterprise Task Force.

He serves on the Advisory Board for the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation.

 Eric earned a BS from Boston College and an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award for Public Service.