January 18, 2023

Lisa Pattis

Author National Philanthropic Trust

Lisa Pattis is President of Next Chapter Holdings which manages investments for the Pattis family and The Pattis Family Foundation by investing globally in a diversified range of assets. Previously, Pattis was General Counsel of Wintrust Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: WTFC) and a partner at Sidley Austin, LLP for 17 years where she specialized in corporate governance, securities law, and strategic counseling for major publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as select families.


Pattis has been repeatedly recognized for her leadership, named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40, selected as a Leadership Greater Chicago Fellow and honored for her work as a top general counsel. Lisa serves as a trustee of The Newberry Library, the Foundation Board of Children’s Home & Aid Society and previously served as board chair of Women Employed.


Pattis earned her Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University, a Master of Arts from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.