#ChiTownWarriors (pt 2)

In Part 2 of #ChiTownWarriors, hear from Chief Marketing Officer Daniel Ash about how the Chicago Community Trust works to build bridges through conversation.

Guest Profiles


Daniel Ash, Chief Marketing Officer, Chicago Community Trust

Daniel O. Ash is chief marketing officer for The Chicago Community Trust, joining the Trust staff in September 2013. Prior to joining the Trust, Ash spent 10 years as vice president at Chicago Public Media, production home of WBEZ/91.5FM (Chicago’s primary NPR station), This American Life, Sound Opinions, Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me and Vocalo.org. Ash’s professional career has been focused on developing and using marketing and communication tools to advance social causes. He has worked exclusively in the nonprofit sector on issues including poverty, adolescent health and HIV/AIDS care and prevention. The early stage of Ash’s professional career included leadership roles at Sergeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Chicago Department of Public Health, Center for Family Policy and Practice and the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health. LinkedIN | Twitter | Website


Katya Nuques, Executive Director, Enlace Chicago

Katya was born and raised in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She received an MSA in International and Community Development from Andrews University after completing an internship with the United Nations in New York. Katya joined Enlace in 2005 as the Director of Community Schools. She was fundamental in the expansion of Enlace’s community schools network. In 2007, she assumed as Director of Education and assisted in the expansion of teacher preparation programs, internships and post-secondary access. In 2011, Katya became the Associate Director, overseeing Enlace’s community development, education, violence prevention, and organizing efforts. She transitioned to Executive Director in 2015. Katya is a board member of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, and serves on the Advisory Council for the City of Chicago’s Office of New Americans. She is also a member of the Latino Policy Forum’s Immigration Acuerdo, the Grassroots Alliance for Police Accountability, a Leadership Greater Chicago fellow, and the Co-Chair of the Illinois Latino Agenda Representation Committee. LinkedIN | Twitter | Website


Trey Pruitt, Ambassador
SVP Financial Planning & Analysis, Ares Management

Trey Pruitt is a Bay Area native that currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife and three boys. Trey holds an M.B.A. in finance, strategy and organizational behavior from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management where he was an Austin Scholar & an M.E.M. from McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern University.  He earned his B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University where he played varsity football. He is currently working in the finance industry.  LinkedIN | Twitter


Vaughn Bryant, Ambassador
Executive Director, Chicago Literacy Alliance

Vaughn is the Executive Director of the Chicago Literacy Alliance and joins after spending the last four years as the Chief Program Officer for the Chicago Park District, where he was responsible for its largest department, Community Recreation, which focused on the Park District’s core mission of providing high-quality leisure services to Chicago residents and visitors. Vaughn joined the Park District after working on the Violence Prevention Initiative as a Deputy Officer at Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Prior to his work at CPS, he served as a manager in Player Development for the National Football League, worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist, and was a former fourth-round draft choice of the Detroit Lions. Vaughn received a master’s degree from Northwestern University and his undergraduate degree from Stanford University. He is a recent graduate of Leadership Greater Chicago, serves on the National Advisory Board of the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University and is on various committees with the Chicago Community Trust. Vaughn is also a board member for the Positive Coaching Alliance – Chicago. LinkedIn | Twitter | Instagram

Time For Some Action: Visit Enlace Chicago’s website or the Chicago Community Trust’s website

 Extras: The Last Word by Gloria Steinem

Show Notes

Production: Sound Design by Courtney Grace, Production Assistance by Jen Huynh with Hosts BeccaChristianne Harder, LT and j-

360BayArea Intro Music by Courtney Grace with vocals by ElleT

Featured Music:
Clarke Kent “i ate your chicken
DD Sakora “Malibu!
Low Hanging Fruit “Bangers and Mash

Featured Quick clips:
Mary J Blige “What’s the 411
Drake ft Future “Grammys
Redman “Time 4 sum Aktion
Chance the Rapper Ft. Saba “Angels
Herbie Hancock “Cantaloupe Island
DJ Mark Farina “Alive
Sones de Mexico Ensemble Chicago “Huapango (De Moncayo) 

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