Mary White Vasys, Governance Committee Chair
Ms. Vasys is the founder and principal consultant of Vasys Consulting Ltd., which designs and implements impact-focused initiatives and underwrites impact investments for foundations and institutional investors. As a long-time consultant to The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, she is a member of the team which is responsible for the design, launch, and deployment of the Foundation’s impact investment initiatives. Also, she is a ratings analyst for Aeris Insight, Inc., which provides independent impact assessments of fund managers, ratings of community development financial institutions and technology tools for impact and financial reporting.
Prior to forming Vasys Consulting Ltd. in 2001, Vasys spent ten years with Bank of America where she was responsible for the bank’s community-focused businesses in a ten-state region and managed a team of professionals that underwrote debt and equity financings for affordable housing developers, nationally recognized nonprofits and small businesses. She began her career as a commercial real estate lender, then developed urban mixed-use projects for a Chicago-based real estate company and subsequently led the asset management services division of a national commercial real estate investment firm.
Vasys serves on the board of governors of the Metropolitan Planning Council in Chicago and is a member of its housing and community development committee. She received a certificate in the basic program of liberal arts for adults from the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Education, a master’s degree in business administration from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in applied arts from Central Michigan University.