Board of Directors

Thomas Owens
Quintin Primo III
Alan Stone
John Vranas
Vice President
Randall Doubet King

James M. Santos
Prudence Beidler
Arturo V. Bendixen
Ginger Downs
Amy Fahey
Judy Gold
Lori Hilson Cioromski
Linda Kallas
Brian L. King
Michael L. Monticello
Julie Mineman
Denis Pierce
Diane Primo
Jim Reynolds
Keith Richardson
Gary Segal
Jason Tyler
Israel Vargas
Dorothy Yancy


Thomas M. Owens, Co-Chairman
With his July 2004 election as Co-Chairman of the Emergency Fund, Tom Owens sustains an impressive track record in both the technological and philanthropic industries. A Chicago native, Owens graduated from Loyola University. He joined IBM in 1960 where he held various marketing and management positions until 1979, when he brought XL/Datacomp, Inc. from the "kitchen table to the marketplace." In 1985, Owens was elected Chairman and by 1990, the company reached revenues of $500 million with offices in 80 locations worldwide. In the early 1990's, he began a new career in directing the Owens Foundation's charitable activities. In addition to the Owens Foundation, Owens founded The CARA Program, a comprehensive job placement program, and My Brother's Keeper. He was instrumental in the July 2004 merger between My Brother's Keeper and the Emergency Fund.

Quintin Primo III, Co-Chairman
Quintin Primo serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Capri Capital Partners, LLC, a real estate investment management firm headquartered in Chicago that he co-founded in 1992. The firm is an active investor in all major property sectors and markets throughout the United States and is currently expanding overseas, with major real estate development projects in India and the Middle East. Mr. Primo has 30 years of experience in real estate investment and capital markets; within the real estate industry, he is a member of the Urban Land Institute and Chairman of the Real Estate Executive Council. He is active in civic and charitable organizations, including serving as Co-Chairman of the Primo Center for Women and Children and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Chicago Community Trust.

Alan Stone, Co-Chairman
Alan Stone continues his father's long-standing commitment to helping those less fortunate. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Stone served as Senior Vice President of Stone Container Corporation, Area Manager in the Corrugated Division, President of the company's three short line railroads, and General Manager of the Energy Division. In addition to his involvement with the Emergency Fund, Stone is also on the Board of Directors of the Jewish Federation of Chicago, the Brewster Academy, Intermodal Transportation Institute of the University of Denver and the Gastrointestinal Research Foundation. He is currently a Consultant and a project manager with the Executive Service Corps.

John Vranas, President
A Chicago native and graduate of Loyola University, John Vranas has been a partner of Vranas & Chioros Realty Group since 1978.  He has been involved in the purchase, rehabilitation, leasing and management of over 10 million square feet of investment properties in the Chicago Metropolitan area.  The portfolio includes multi-family, commercial and retail properties. He was the 2003 President of the Chicago Association of REALTORS; and currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of REALTORS.  Vranas served on the CHA Plan for Transformation Task Force and the City of Chicago Dept of Housing Advisory Group and is the Recipient of the Quality Management Award from the Edgewater Community Council.