Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity Announces New 2022-2023 Board Members

Three leaders from across the region bring expertise and impact to Habitat’s mission

CHICAGO (March 9, 2023) – Chicagoland Habitat for Humanity is pleased to announce the election of three new board members in the last year: Chuck Murphy, Srinivas Ramadath and Brian Tauke.

As the support organization to eight regional Habitat affiliates, Chicagoland Habitat strategically recruits and harnesses the skills and strengths of board members who have subject matter expertise to further our core mission helping Habitat for Humanity affiliates to serve more families through home ownership and home repair.

“We’re excited to welcome Chuck, Srini and Brian to help advance Habitat’s impact in the region,” said Gloria Materre, Chair of Chicagoland Habitat’s Board of Directors. Gloria, Principal Attorney, Materre & Associates and managing director, EnTrust Realty Advisors joined the board in 2017 and was voted Chair in June 2022.

Chuck Murphy

As the executive vice president/senior managing director of development and real estate, Chuck Murphy is responsible for the strategy and performance oversight of LCS Development, serving internal and external clients in developing and enhancing senior communities nationwide. Capitalizing on his experience in developing, acquiring and managing commercial real estate for more than 30 years, Chuck directs development strategy and builds strategic partnerships that enhance the services LCS provides. Applying his expertise of working with a range of property types including hospitality, residential, land development and health care within private equity, public and entrepreneurial platforms, Chuck leads his teams to create special three-dimensional experiences for senior living communities and the seniors they serve.

At LCS, Chuck is a member of the LCS Investment Committee. Outside the organization, he is a member of the Urban Land Institute, Wisconsin Real Estate Alumni Association and serves as a board member of the James A. Graaskamp Center for Real Estate at The University of Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and a master’s degree in real estate investment analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Srinivas Ramadath

Srinivas Ramadath is a partner in the Chicago office at McKinsey & Company. He is an expert in helping organizations create unique digital experiences for their customers. Srini works across various industries, focusing on financial services and high-tech sectors. He works with business leaders to drive growth by developing digital strategies and implementing next-gen technology solutions, leveraging APIs, microservices, and modular architecture.

Srini brings more than 20 years of experience in helping enterprises unlock business success through rapid digitization and modernization to achieve innovative end-to-end digital transformations. He holds an Executive MBA from Indian Institute of Management. Prior to joining McKinsey, Srini served as a managing director with Accenture Digital.


Brian Tauke

Brian Tauke is the chief strategy officer at USG. In this role, he leads USG’s internal corporate strategy department and is responsible for industry analysis, corporate strategy development, merger and acquisition evaluation, and capital allocation.

Brian has over 25 years of leadership experience in a variety of industries including management consulting, information technology and pharmaceuticals. He joined USG in 2014 as a member of the strategy team, and most recently served as the general manager of USG’s wallboard business. As wallboard general manager, Brian played a critical role in helping to maximize profitability and developing USG’s future wallboard plant network strategy.

Prior to USG, Brian was an associate principal at McKinsey & Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Iowa State University and an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is passionate about promoting STEM education for children.

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First Look for Charity 2023 Tickets

Official Hotel


Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

The Chicago Auto Show is proud to announce its continued partnership with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place as the official hotel for the 2023 Chicago Auto Show.

Just a 5-minute indoor walk from the McCormick Place show floor, experience modern guestrooms and sweeping views of the Chicago Skyline. Overnight guests of the hotel will receive a 15% discount at our multiple on-site food and beverage outlets.

The negotiated rate for First Look for Charity, scheduled for Friday, February 10 is $143*. Internet and health club/pool access is included with the price of the room.

Vehicle Giveaway

One highlight of the First Look for Charity is the vehicle giveaway. Over the years, lucky winners have driven off with the keys to 50 vehicles, including a Chevrolet Corvette and Dodge Viper. Any attendee who has purchased a ticket is eligible to win. However, the winner must be present at the time of the drawing.

This year, the giveaway vehicles are a 2023 Honda CR-V Touring Hybrid or a 2023 Subaru Crosstrek Sport. Winner must be present at the time of the drawing.

[1] A random drawing of ticket stubs for all attendees at the First Look for Charity Event with be made upon open stage during the course of the event. Vehicle(s) will be awarded at that time. If the owner of the winning ticket stub drawn fails to claim prize within a reasonable time, as determined solely by the Chicago Auto Trade Association, his right to the vehicle will be forfeited and an additional ticket stub will be drawn. The odds of winning depend upon the number of ticket stubs collected. Substitutions for the vehicle are not permitted; there are no cash award alternatives. Void where prohibited by law. Winner agrees to permit the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation to use his/her picture for future publicity and promotion without compensation. Winner further agrees to provide name, address and Social Security number to the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and/or the First Look for Charity Foundation, and to be responsible for any and all taxes, including Federal and State income taxes, state and local sales taxes or excise taxes, as applicable. Winner further acknowledges that he/she will be provided a Federal Form 1099 at year end indicating the full value of the prize awarded.