The mission of Goodcity is to identify and then support high potential community-based entrepreneurs working to solve complex problems in their community.

We’ve been doing this for a while, for 30 years to be exact.

Core Values

Power of the Individual

Meet the team

President / CEO
Jimmy Lee

Meet our leadership

Board of Directors

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Brad Wilks
Wilks PR

Jillian Anderson Gallup

Jeffrey Beckham Black Box Creative Inc.

David Chernoff Retired/MacArthur

Holly Copeland Horizon Pharma

LaDarius Curtis General Services Administration

Toby Eng McTigue Financial

Deborah Farmer Brown Farmer Group

Jeff Hammock Northwestern University

Sandee Kastrul ic stars

Brad Kosar Samsung

Rev. Herbert Lassiter Spiritual Dignity Net

Steve Lee Opternative

Suzet McKinney Illinois Medical District Commission

Robert Meier Chick-Fil-A

Joey Nakayama YMCA

Jason Nuttelman JGMA

Michael Rigby Duff and Phelps

Caroline Swinney University of Illinois at Chicago

Bradley Anderson Lyons Township High School

Paul Labonne PNC Bank

Derek Carey Groot

Associate Board

Layla Dotson | Chair

Jenny Nimmo | Vice Chair

George Yoritomi | Committee Chair

David Zoller | Committee Chair

Baber Abbas

Kaelen Calvin

Megan Christensen

Seth Franz

Richard Green

Oliver Gunanto

Melissa Hamilton

Joanna Hui

Jamal Jackson

Jennifer Kuroski

Janice Louie

Roy Rao

Zachary Scaffidi

Jaclyn Zamora

Chelsey Ziegler