Mr. Hale is President and Chief Executive Officer of Big Shoulders Fund which supports Chicago’s inner-city Catholic schools – 77 schools serving nearly 20,000 students – with annual investments of $18-20 million. Annual investments are focused on scholarships and student enrichment, operational management, academic and professional development programs, leadership development, and an adopt-a-school program. Mr. Hale was a fellow in the Leadership Greater Chicago program and an inaugural member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs’ Emerging Leaders Program. Currently, he serves on the Executive Committee of the School Board for the Archdiocese of Chicago, the Forums Committee of The Economic Club of Chicago, the Board of Directors at The Irish Fellowship Club of Chicago, the Next Generation Ad Hoc Committee of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the Board of Directors of Amerigo. In 2010, Mr. Hale was recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business Journal as one of Chicago’s “40 Under 40.”