Cheryl Cortez, LAB'92, MBA'03

Glenview, Illinois

Investment Analyst
The Banc Funds Company

Cheryl Cortez, LAB’92, MBA’03, is the fundraising chair of the Laboratory Schools Alumni Association Executive Board (AAEB). As a “lifer” at Lab, she truly loves her alma mater and has worked to increase alumni engagement and financial support in various volunteer positions. Until recently, Cortez served as president of the AAEB. She previously lived in the Minneapolis/St. Paul and greater Boston areas, where she also volunteered and engaged with the local alumni community. Cortez strives to promote the success of not only Lab but also the broader University of Chicago community and is interested in integrating Lab alumni with University alumni at events and activities.

Cortez holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Wellesley College and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She volunteers as an alumni career mentor and mock interviewer for her other alma maters, as well as for the SEO Career Program. Cortez currently lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, Mark Johnson, MBA’04, and daughter. She is a spinning enthusiast and notorious killer of houseplants.