Ellie Forman is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Responsibility. In this capacity, Ellie develops and implements financial and human capital strategies and programming that drive the firm’s corporate responsibility efforts, with a focus on sustainability, community engagement (neighborhoods, social justice and opportunity and inclusion) and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ellie brings 17 years of experience in communications and philanthropy. Prior to joining Mesirow in 2012, Ellie was a Senior Account Executive at Chicago public affairs firm Jasculca Terman, where she spent more than seven years managing communications, media relations and event planning on behalf of nonprofit, government, education, foundation and corporate clients. She has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business for her work in corporate philanthropy.
Ellie is president of the Women’s Board of the Joffrey Ballet and sits on the Board of Directors for The Nora Project as well as the Women’s Leadership Council of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center. Ellie sits on Mesirow’s DEI Council and co-chairs the Council’s philanthropy committee.
Ellie earned a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication from Miami University (Ohio).