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 is currently pursuing a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.


Hillary Hitt joined The Chicago Committee as its Project Assistant in August 2015. As the Project Assistant, Hillary assists with daily operations and programming to further The Chicago Committee’s mission to advance racial and ethnic diversity in the legal profession. In August 2016, Hillary was promoted to Program Director. As Program Director, Hillary manages and executes all programming, marketing, and logistics, in addition to her previous responsibilities as Project Assistant.

Ms. Hitt graduated from DePaul University with a Bachelor of Arts in Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies. Previously, she interned with the Chicago Innocence Center as an investigative journalist on possible wrongful convictions, managed the DePaul Community Service Association, and volunteered as a literacy and math tutor on Chicago’s south side.