Jennifer Reddien is the Executive Director of The Chicago Committee. As the Executive Director she oversees the day to day operations of The Chicago Committee and its programming. Jennifer joined The Chicago Committee as its Program Director in October 2014 and executed programming to further The Chicago Committee’s mission to advance racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession.

Ms. Reddien has spent much of her educational and legal career pursing diversity and inclusion issues. In addition to her background and personal experiences, Ms. Reddien’s passion makes her an effective and invaluable contributor to The Chicago Committee.

Prior to joining The Chicago Committee, Ms. Reddien spent ten years as a practicing attorney. She specialized in litigation and was a partner at O’Hagan LLC. While an associate, Ms. Reddien was appointed, and served, as a Co-Chair of the Diversity Task Force at SmithAmundsen, LLC. The Diversity Task Force was formed to address diversity and inclusion within the law firm community and Ms. Reddien helped re-engineer and execute its mission and objectives. In 2010, she was promoted to partner at SmithAmundsen, LLC.

Ms. Reddien is an active member of minority organizations. She was also named as an Illinois Rising Star in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Super Lawyers, a peer review magazine.

Ms. Reddien received a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan Law School and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.


Brittany Terumoto joined The Chicago Committee in 2017 as Program Director. Ms. Terumoto’s daily tasks include assisting the Executive Director with programming and event planning for The Chicago Committee. Her duties also include marketing for all educational and social events.

Ms. Terumoto graduated from DePaul University in 2014 with a double major in Political Science and Italian Language. While studying at DePaul, she interned with the 43rd Ward Offices of Chicago, tutored for DePaul’s Department of Modern Languages, and worked as a research assistant for DePaul’s Department of Catholic Studies. Prior to joining The Chicago Committee, Ms. Terumoto spent time abroad teaching English and worked in office administration in the south suburbs of Chicago.


Ms. Noah is a junior at DePaul University where she is majoring in Sociology and minoring in Political Science. After she graduates, she plans on attending law school. Before working as an intern at The Chicago Committee, Ms. Noah served as a peer juror in both Downers Grove and Westmont. As a peer juror, she sentenced juvenile offenders to community service, family counseling and anger management. In her spare time, she volunteers at the Lisle Township Food Pantry where she helps prepare bags of food and clothes for people and families in need.