Club Support Team

Mimi LeClair, President and CEO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago CEO Mimi LeClair

Mimi LeClair is President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago where she oversees 23 clubs serving 18,000 children each year. Mimi joined BGCC in April 2016. In her role, she is leading a strategic plan to increase the impact of the organization and the number of children helped through BGCC’s critical after-school programs, keeping a strict eye towards operational efficiency as well as an entrepreneurial approach to diversifying revenue streams.

Mimi has over three decades of experience in managing non-profits. Prior to coming to BGCC, Mimi was Vice President of Advancement at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls, leading all resource development programs, providing strategic direction and overseeing board development, direct response, digital marketing, donor acquisition, communications, foundation relations, corporate sponsorships, major and planned gifts, special events, donor relations, operations and volunteer resources programs.

She is a frequent speaker and panelist at nonprofit leadership and fundraising conferences, including: National Nonprofit Federation Leadership Summit, NCDC Conference, New York Nonprofit Conference, Association of Fundraising Professionals Conference, and the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

Mimi is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Direct Marketing Association, Professional Women’s Committee of Chicago and Women in the Development Profession. She serves on the St. Xavier University School of Nursing Advisory Board, and has served on the Board of Director for NCDC, and in an advisory capacity on numerous other boards, including DePaul University School of Music and Notre Dame College Prep, both in Chicago.

Additionally, Mimi provides pro bono consulting to numerous national and Chicago-based nonprofits on board development, how to start and grow fundraising programs, and nonprofit management.

Mimi holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Commerce from DePaul University and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. She lives in Chicago with her husband, Tom.

Katie Rutkowski, Chief of Staff


Holly Allen, Vice President of External Affairs

Matthew Blatchford, Gift Officer

Freddy Esquivel, Marketing and Communications Manager

Madeline Schimeck, Senior Board and Events Coordinator

Brittany Stolzenberg, Manager Board and Events

Jason Vasquez, Senior Volunteer Coordinator

Ellen Winter, Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations

Program Evaluation

J.B. Mantz, Vice President of Evaluation & Growth


Larisa Morrison, Chief Financial Officer

Susan Poole, Director of Accounting

Human Resources

Michelle Daniels, Vice President of Human Resources

Valencia Hill, Human Resources Coordinator

Information Technology

Harvey Ortega, Director of Information Technology

Club Operations

Hermilo Hinojosa, Vice President of Youth Development

Jason Godinez, Director of Club Operations

Katie Huckaby, Club Support Services Manager

Janet Soto, Club Operations Grants Manager