Eloise D. Bahrmasel (Chicago) is an Engagement Strategist and Entrepreneur, using the principles of human centered design and systems thinking to solve problems and create impact-driven solutions. Currently through her consulting practice Telos Strategy Group, Ellie leverages her skillset to advance collaborative initiatives in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors with partners domestically and abroad, including with The Kennedy Forum, Comcast NBC Universal, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Previously, she co-founded New Founders, a PAC that organized over 300 emerging grassroots organizations to coordinate efforts with established organizations like Planned Parenthood, the Democratic National Committee, and Center for American Progress. Ellie is a fierce advocate for women’s rights and a champion of civic engagement, having authored the Illinois “Say No More” letter and co-organized the eponymous community that led to sweeping legislative reform on sexual harassment in Illinois. More recently, she joined the BMW Herbert Quandt Responsible Leaders Network, is a Schusterman REALITY Global fellow, and was a delegate to the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Young Diplomats Seminar. She has previously held local elected office. A lifelong Chicagoan, she resides in the city’s Albany Park neighborhood with her husband, Matt Altstiel and her rescue dog, Ozzy.