Sam Angelotta

Executive Director

As a teacher on the West Side, Sam Angelotta wanted to expose his students to a world outside of their neighborhoods. An Ohio native and former club lacrosse player at Indiana University, he first came up with the idea for OWLS in 2009, while he lived in Manchester, England and worked for the English Lacrosse Association. He started Outreach With Lacrosse & Schools (OWLS) in 2011, after he returned to the U.S., earned his Masters in Elementary Education and became a student teacher at St. Malachy School (Near West Side). He later became a full-time teacher and Athletic Director there, running OWLS programming after-school and on Saturdays. In 2016, Angelotta began working full time for OWLS in order to expand the organizational capacity of OWLS, and bridge the educational gaps for the students we serve. During that time Sam has overseen a revised program model , established key partnerships, and on-boarded essential leaders to support strategic growth .

Caitlin Shukwit

Program Manager

“Coach Caitlin” oversees the OWLS Outreach and League programs, while working with the Executive Director supporting OWLS Academy operations. Her objectives include managing communications with volunteers, participant families, and community partners while collecting crucial impact data on student progress. Caitlin comes to us after working full time at an experiential event agency supporting client services and project management while learning the means of event production. She hails from the great state of Missouri where she attended MSU while majoring in dance and public relations. A seasoned competitor in performing arts and gymnastics, Caitlin ultimately joined OWLS because she truly believes in the power of sport.

Our Executive Board

Angelo Calvello

Co – Founder, Rosetta Analytics

Laura Milani

Founder, IN2 Products

Lon Chow

Chicago-based Venture Capitalist, Method Capital

Sean Conroy

Director in Business Development, Grosvenor Capital Management

Sam Angelotta

 Founder & Executive Director 

José H Colón

Senior Commercial Real Estate Broker, 
Jameson Commercial Real Estate

Kevin Corrigan 

Baumer Family Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, 
University of Notre Dame

Andrew David

Retired Executive Director, 
Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund

Christopher Deutsch

Lofty Ventures

Kenard Gibbs

Television Executive, 
BET Networks

Carol Krienik

Associate Marketing Manager, 
Molson Coors Beverage Company

Bridget Olp

Illinois Girls Lacrosse Association and Lakeshore Lacrosse

Rashad Devoe

Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach,
Amherst College

Our Associate Board

Liam O’Connor

Associate Board Chair
Ivanhoe Cambridge

Hannah Alley

  Associate Board Co-Chair
Spencer Stuart

Caitlin Shukwit

Associate Board Co-Chair

Sam Austin

Wind Point Partners

Tracy Bonaccorsi

Fenwick High School and East Ave Lacrosse

Hadley Brooke

  Tilia Holdings / Proven Partners Group

Ryan Burns

Citi Private Bank

Pete David


Jessica Dervin


Richard Goldstein

One Source Communications

Nate Gustafson

Spencer Stuart

Pat Hurley


Sten Jernudd

  Bartlit Beck LLP

Mike Kakenmaster

Schwartz Capital Group

Ellis Krienik

Wind Point Partners

Paul Landon


Dave Largey


Kyle Lewis

Legal & General Investment Management America

Anna Libby

Avison Young

Ian Murphy


Mac Mardjetko


Pri Bhargava

McKinsey & Co

Isabelle Montagne


Warren Pelissier

Press Ganey Associates, LLC

Tom Owen

Alinea Restaurant Group

Alex Panosian

McKinsey & Co.

Jack Parchman

Providence Equity Partners

Nick Tortoriello

Water Street Healthcare Partners

Katherine Pirro

The Plexus Groupe

John Sexton

Marathon Capital

Michael Strack

William Blair

Ryan Wilson

Best Play Consulting

Mike Witten


Jennifer Yau

University of Chicago Booth

Marcus Williams

Richard Group

Nick Winter

Pure Storage

Mynk Richardson-Clerk



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