The Veterans Leadership Council Chicago Chapter is the original chapter and started in the Fall of 2015.  Our goals for 2018:

  • Grow the Chicagoland network of veterans looking to advance each others' businesses and careers
  • Develop mutually beneficial partnerships
  • Continue programming that provides actionable insights for our members
VLC Chicago Co-President

Angel Torres


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VLC Chicago Co-President

Brendan O'Brien


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VLC Chicago Director of Outreach

Ariel Shivers-McGrew

VP of Membership & Outreach

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VLC Chicago - VP of Finance

Nicolas Trimis

Vice President of Finance

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VLC Chicago Programming

Ned Sandlin

Vice President of Programming

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VLC Chicago

Thomas Day

Director of Programming

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Peter Choi

Director of Communications

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