Networking Session: Open to Board Leaders
Apr 9th, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Getting On Board: Finding and Joining the "Right" Board

Virtual Event

Chicago, IL

Getting On Board: Finding and Joining the "Right" Board

Are you ready to kick off your nonprofit board search? In this interactive workshop, you will explore different types of organizations and boards and outline how to narrow down your passions, find opportunities, approach and introduce yourself to an organization, and learn what questions to ask before joining a board. You’ll also hear from a current nonprofit board member about how they found their “right fit board” - even during a pandemic. Leave with a to-do list and strategic plan to start your search for a fulfilling and worthwhile nonprofit board service experience.


Wai-Sinn Chan, MBA ’02, MPP ’02

Senior Associate Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation

Wai-Sinn Chan, MBA ’02, MPP ’02, is a senior associate director at Chicago Booth’s Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation. At the center, she leads social sector engagement for students and alumni and develops initiatives for alumni interested in social impact work or nonprofit board service. In her previous role at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, Chan helped establish the school’s signature experiential learning program, Harris Policy Labs, and coached student teams in the classroom. Prior to joining the university, she directed the implementation of the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) bus tracker and other projects to improve service reliability and customer communications at the CTA.

Brian Egger, '92

Senior Gaming & Lodging Analyst and Content Leader, Bloomberg LP

Brian Egger, ’92, is a senior industry analyst and content leader at Bloomberg Intelligence, where he covers the gaming and lodging industries and helps manage the organization’s financial modeling initiative. Previously, Egger was a nationally ranked equity research analyst at Credit Suisse and BMO Capital Markets. A former member of Institutional Investor's "All-America Research Team," he was recognized six times as a Wall Street Journal "Best on the Street" analyst. During a twenty-year career on Wall Street, Egger held positions as a securities analyst at Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, BMO Capital Markets and Topeka Capital Markets. Egger has taught securities analysis to MBA students as an adjunct finance professor at Columbia Business School and is the author of Social Media Strategies for Investing (Adams Media, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, 2014). He earned a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Chicago Booth. Egger is a member of the board of directors of Figure Skating in Harlem and recently served as Industry Events Chair on the executive board of the Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Greater New York.